Be prepared for three days of music driven blissfulness in a beautiful place. Be prepared for some of the friendliest north westerners and the great parties we throw until the wee hours of the morning.
I guess really, just be prepared to have a great time surrounded by a special kind of festival goers.
Most people saw it last year I think theres a video of it on youtube, but the mars volta came out to a mixed reaction from the crowd, last time they had played in washington they had been pelted with bottles of piss. Anyways they threw out a whole symbol into the crowd I don't think anyone was hurt but it was crazy, I think he threw a large box fan out into the crowd too.
Then during the Flaming Lips people were passing out in the audience left and right, not sure if it was from drugs, or lack of food/water and standing all day
I've got a great one. Last year on sunday morning, my girlfriend and I were laying in our tent half sleeping. My friend was outside smoking an early morning cigarette. Sudenly we started hearing shrieks of a girl and a man's voice yelling, "Brittany, shut up! Shut the fuck up!" and shes yelling let me go! I thought she was being raped or something. Then my friend says, "Dude, you gotta see this, so I stumble out of bed and there is this bare ass naked girl, struggling to get away from her boyfriend. It didn't take long to figure out she was tripping balls on something, and when she climbed up on top of someones VW van and started dancing, all doubt was removed. Her boyfriend kept yelling at her to come down, but she wouldn't, "It feels so goooood!" Finally, ONE dog runs across the street like 100 yds from her. She shrieked and yelled "Puppies!" and went chasing after him. About half way there, she falls and pukes. She looks at her puke for a second and then dives into it and starts rolling around. Finally security rolled up and took her away...
Post by tylerdurden420 on Feb 11, 2009 15:57:47 GMT -8
Don't know about topping it, but I was in the pit during the Great Ice Storm of '06. My friend and I huddled together with a lovely couple from somewhere in the midwest who had a nice cow blanket (literally, it was a big blanket covered with pictures of cows). Then we recruited a handful of others into our circle until finally someone decided we should enjoy some drugs to deal with the onslaught of foul weather. One problem: no pipe. Solution: 24 oz. can of Coors being held by some girl who seriously looked like she was 12. But bless her heart, she slammed that thing down so we could use the can. It was a nice little bonding moment in what could have otherwise been an awful time out in the cold.
Post by whambamthankyoumam on Feb 11, 2009 16:22:40 GMT -8
Oh jeez Ive heard stories about that hail storm man. hah that sounds like an awesome bounding moment @ the gorge to me. I regret not joining all of you under the cow blanket for some herbal bonding. Thanks amigo. Keep these coming! They're just getting me more & more amped for this year.
Post by know ID yuh on Feb 12, 2009 13:19:12 GMT -8
You didn't miss any Ghostland Observatory because of Mars Volta. I was hoping to catch a couple songs of Ghostland after the Mars Volta show, and basically stood around for 20 minutes hoping they would start. I finally went back to the main stage so I wouldn't miss the UFO landing.
The first five minutes of the Mars Volta shows was one of the most memorable moments I have seen live. A bit uncomfortable at times, but those guys are some seriously amazing musicians. The drummer and saxaphonist blew my mind.
Ah yes, Britney, unfortunately I missed it, I wasn't camping close enough, but I have heard variations of the story several times, including a couple the morning of. I never heard the part about puking, and ultimately getting hauled off though. I kept thinking how terrible it would be for the boyfriend, not being able to do anything really without people suspecting rape or domestic abuse while your tripped out girlfriend parades around nude.
I also heard some stories about the infamous Brittany. Hope she is back this year.
Had a couple funny moments last year. On Saturday a bunch of us were just hanging out in the campground and found one of those huge orange cones...so naturally we decided it would make a fantastic beer bong. Several beers later we look at the clock and realize it's only 10:30am and we're all totally hammered. It was a good day.
On Sunday night I'm hanging out with a new friend watching The Cure, and towards the end she was getting really tired, so we decided to go lie up on the rocks. Anyways, we both fell asleep and woke up at around 3am. Everyone is gone, except for about 20-30 hispanic workers cleaning up all the garbage. I open my eyes with this guy 2 feet away from my face picking up empty cans around me. Needless to say we got some weird looks, but eventually started to stumble our way back to the campground. I'm giving my friend a piggy-back and so by the time we get to the parking lot we are both exhausted (and it has started raining). We find a random sleeping bag lying in the grass so we decide to grab it and take another nap in the parking lot in the rain haha. After that we stumbled back to the campsite at around 4:30. I walk her back to her tent (we had just met that night), and realize I have no idea where I am. I walk around in circles for about 15 minutes only to discover my tent is located about 20 feet from her's in the next row over. Still one of the greatest coincidences I have ever experienced to this day.