Post by Professor Pancakes on May 21, 2013 6:51:44 GMT -8
I have been going to the Gorge almost every year for the last 19 years and I have never, not once, seen anyone get arrested or even fucked with for something they didn't deserve. I even had a friend accidentally pass a joint to a security guard in the pit one year and all he did was drop it on the ground, step on it, and walk away. Bottom line is mind your manners, do what the yellow shirts say, and don't do anything stupid to draw attention to yourself and you'll be fine.
If I have never been arrested at Sasquatch before, then I don't know how anybody else has. I came to one morning wrapped in police caution tape and looked like a walking CSI: Sasquatch scene so either I murdered somebody or maybe I myself was the crime. I'm not sure, but I didn't get arrested.
I was once threatened with arrest and removal from the Gorge because, like so many other people come Monday afternoon, I was reclining on the hillside and taking a bit of a mid-day siesta. And I wasn't even sleeping - just laying down, as I was exhausted as all fuck from the previous 3 days. A yellowshirt came over, nudged my shoulder with her foot, and told me to come with her; she said that I was "obviously too intoxicated to stand," which was funny, because she probably caught me at my most sober point of the weekend.
Anyhow, she quickly backed off once I started speaking to her, but I must emphasize that I was very respectful despite her misjudging me. So my two pieces of advice are (a) don't be a dick to the security (as most everyone else here has said), and (b) be aware that if you lay down on the grass, a yellowshirt might think you are blacked out/passed out.