Post by onlynonstranger on Feb 17, 2011 19:08:31 GMT -5
Since this will be my first Sasquatch, I will be wearing my cons that I have had for over ten years. They are retired but still come out on special occasions and for places that I have never been before.
i'd just say - don't buy a brand new pair of any type of shoes just to break in at sasquatch.
I wore an old pair of running shoes to Sasquatch '08. After the festival I was tired of having my nasal passages remind me of how hot it was at the Gorge, so those shoes were banished outside for the majority of the next couple months.
Fearing a return of the stank, I benched the running shoes and I wore (comfortable) sandals everyday at Sasquatch '09. Yes, I got stepped on. Yes, I almost turned into a germaphobe whilst walking through soggy ground near the honey buckets. All in all, it wasn’t that bad (except that at the end of the weekend my feet looked like those of an undocumented individual standing outside the Home Depot).
I returned to the running shoes for Sasquatch ‘010. Tuesday morning hit and I put the shoes back on only to notice that my sock was sticking to something inside the shoe. Sometime during the Ween set someone behind me must have spit out their neon green gum that somehow managed to find the gap between my sock and my shoe. Throw in a couple hours of jumping around and that shit wasn’t coming out. These are now my official Sasquatch shoes.
While writing this I may have stumbled onto a successful business model:
Gathering would be the easy part. I wish I could find a picture of all the shoes left on the hillside at the end of each night. I've had the pleasure of watching a few of these shoeless people making the trek back to the campground.