2010 camping Feb 11, 2010 11:26:29 GMT -8
Post by dubdog on Feb 11, 2010 11:26:29 GMT -8
There was absolutely nothing "premier" about this campground. It was right next to the much cheaper general campground. In fact, if it weren't for a wire mesh fence and a 6-7 foot wide dirt road dividing the two sites, you couldn't have told the difference between the two camping sites. pooper to pooper camping, filthy toilettes and showers, absolutely no noise difference from the general site right next door and oh yeah, the shuttle bus that was supposed to let you in early didn't arrive until almost 2 hours after the festival gates opened on the first day!!
If you don't care about noise and want to party for 3 days then just get general admission camping. If you want a slightly quieter experience with clean toilettes and showers then book at the Wildhorse Campground. Everyone I met at the festival who stayed at Wildhorse said it was far superior and at $90 its about half the price of "Premier" camping.
I agree, Premier camping was crap last year, which is why I complained to the organizer, who promised me they would have more showers this year (and also gave me 2 free premier campsites for my feedback). Premier is MUCH quieter and the bus ride there/back is nice. Also, Premier campers can go into general camping and party and go back to premier when they need piece and quiet. General campers cannot go to Premier at any time. My friends that stayed in General camping last year hated it b/c the noise never ends, and they are pretty avid partiers.
For Premier, unfortunately they overestimated how many people were coming last year and squished everyone into one area, then when they realized there was craploads of room left, people that arrived later got the prime spots with huge amounts of room, anyone could have moved to those spots if they wanted to.
Regarding the amount of people in a campsite. 2 years ago I emailed them about a month before the fest and they told me that we could just pay extra to have the 5th person stay in our site (I believe it was around $100). Anyone with 5 people should email them and print their reply and bring it with you. We had to argue for about half an hour to get the 5th person in b/c the people running the campsites have little/no involvement with the people putting it together, so there was a communication issue. But in the end they allowed us 5 people.
Hope that helps.