If you're just coming to visit, pretty damn easy. Last year fox came for a beer and he literally just waved his wristband arm at the guy and walked right in (he didn't have a glamping wristband). Sneaking in a tent or something to sleep in will probably be all but impossible. Last year ky stayed with us for a couple nights by doing the old movie trick where someone brings out an extra wristband.
Its not that I want to do a hotel. I just can't afford another $100 for camping at the moment and camping will sell out, so I reserved a hotel. I can't really afford the ticket either right meow, but it just makes sense since early bird is so much cheaper.
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I heard the camping is in the same area, it looked like a refugee camp last year. Definitely worth the $50 for the added space and grass. We may try for the campsite prize this year, wasn't a ton of competition last year and could be fun.
It's nice, but tough to justify the cost. 2 years ago it was just the only on site camping there was, so I bought it. Last year, the regular camping was supposed to be further away so I bought Glamping just because I wanted to be on site. They ended up putting regular camping in the old parking lot because some more land got cleared for a bmx park or something so they had more parking. Now I'm just doing it because all my friends are doing it.
The comparison is probably pretty close to premier vs regular at Sasquatch. You get more space (lots more), flush toilets, a private entrance (last year regular camping got that too, they probably will this year), free parking, free showers, that's pretty much it. They haven't said for sure if regular will be on site this year, so there is always the chance it could be moved somewhere a bit further with more space.
It works out to an extra $120 for two people to do glamping, so if more space, nicer grass and flushing toilets sound worth it, then go for it. If you do, I'll bring a camping stove that I will selflessly let you use, and as any polite Canadian, you would share whatever you make with me.
Davers is really under-selling how much nicer glamping is. The regular camping was not just packed, but everyone's tents were touching and there was literally no room to walk between anything. And the heated flushing toilets were a godsend at 2 AM when I was freezing. But yes, the price is really hard to swallow regardless.
It's true, last year regular camping was literally district 9. I'm thinking it was because they never expected to have it there and will be better prepared this year.
Glamping has the added bonus of being able to wander into the staff camping. Despite the fact they they all have work tomorrow they party harder than most of the festival goers. They have no restrictions on what they can bring in, so there are RVs with movies projected on the side of them and massive tents with wall art, lights and people playing poker. I remember a stripper pole as well.
If you can spare $120 without much concern, I say go for it.
The pole was great, they took it down due to head injuries though. There was a fire in the staff area that was a lifesaver one night. There were people from bands jamming with an acoustic, excellent at 3am.
The glamping was pretty tight in places as well, when we first got there they told us it was too full and we would only get 10x10 instead of the advertised 15x15. A tough thing with a 10x12 tent. We said OK, set up along the main path and posted to their facebook that it was 10x10 and they immediately came and sorted us all out.
I will have a BBQ going this year, last year it didn't work and my solution was to not eat for 4 days.... Not again! Stop by for some steak!