Post by StormyPinkness on Feb 9, 2011 11:03:02 GMT -8
I love that exodus picture. I was so fucked up I could hardly use the camera and I definitely could not see what I was taking a picture of through the lens. Also those mau5 dudes were awesome. I WAS HAVING THE BEST TIME. I was on my way to a party WHILE WALKING INSIDE OF A PARTY!!!!
Some people said 15-20 minutes. Some said 20-40 minutes. Part of the discrepancy may be how far into GC are you coming from. It may be 15-20 minutes from the edge of the campground. It may take an additional 15-20 minutes to get to yur campsite. Keep in mind the campground is huge!!
It seems like a shorter walk to the show & much longer when walking back to the campground..
That's because there are literally 15K+ walking back to camp if you stay until the end of the evening, most of them wasted. The pace is slow, and the thought process of 98% of them is slower.
On the way there, you can at least pass people, and depending on the time of the day, the crowd is little.
That's what I was thinking. There were times last year where I didn't even remember the walk because I was so drunk!
I'm told that there are other fests where the walk is much longer--and of course it all depends on where you're camping, but I don't ever remember being miserable walking back. It just depends on your sobriety, I suppose.
As long as you aren't injured or deathly tired, the walk back is sooooo much fun. The whole "walking from a party to a party in a party" thing is absolutely true. The vibe is surreal. Someone, I think Pea, mentioned "floating" and (emotionally speaking) this isn't far from the truth either. It isn't that long of a walk, but one thing that can drastically increase your travel time is if you forget where you're camped. You leave your site during the day, and things look different at night. You may have new neighbors that weren't there before, too. Make sure you have some landmarks in mind before you leave for the festival. Flags (your neighbors' or your own) and Honeybucket corral numbers work really well. Also, if you don't steak down your tent you might have a whole new set of problems.
The worst music festival walking experience I've ever had was a few years ago at Reading. We were put in family camping, which was actually nice because we had a bit more space and things were quieter, but the problem was it was located across the Thames and only accessible by boat. It was a considerable walk to get to the dock (at least 30-40 minutes) and then we had to wait in line for an hour to catch a boat each night. They have since built bridges. Thank god!
walk isnt bad, the lines to get in suck though. it was like a 20 minute walk and a 45- hour wait in line each day for us last year. the lax searches getting into camp area are made up for by thorough daily searches at the gate to the stages. its not really a fest where you can walk back and forth to camp and stage often through the day. we were in the amphitheater for the whole day when we went.
walk isnt bad, the lines to get in suck though. it was like a 20 minute walk and a 45- hour wait in line each day for us last year. the lax searches getting into camp area are made up for by thorough daily searches at the gate to the stages. its definitely not really a fest where you can walk back and forth to camp and stage often through the day. we were in the amphitheater for the whole day when we went.
walk isnt bad, the lines to get in suck though. it was like a 20 minute walk and a 45- hour wait in line each day for us last year.
For me the walk back is always way more enjoyable. It's not as hot and I've just had an awesome day of music... oh, and I'm generally too drunk/high to notice. The walk there is way worse, mostly just because I have to wait in that damn line to get in. I'm usually a little hungover/tired and grumpy because I haven't seen any music yet for the day.. I haven't had my first few beers/drinks/tokes yet. Last year, I had these stupid girls in front of me who, no matter how much room I gave them, kept backing up and stepping on my toes and pushing into me. NO ONE else was shoving in to me.. just these stupid girls.. I totally expect there to be pushing and shit in crowds, but these girls were awful and their attitudes were worse... so yah.. the walk there is way worse.
I only come here for the rampant speculation. You guys are all fuckers.