thesnoo52: what we usually do is bring a blanket, find a good place in the in the grass. And when there is a band on the main stage or on another stage that we would like, leave the blanket and go. we have never had a problem with someone taking our spot. Then you can get pretty close to the main stage. and then you can go back and relax and watch the main stage from far off when you get tired.
Post by know ID yuh on Apr 8, 2008 18:46:53 GMT -8
As mentioned in a different post, booze in the groin. My best advice is to bring a half gallon or more of booze, plus a couple pints. Pints are easy to sneak in while wearing tighty whiteys. I have had all of my pockets checked before going in more than once, so just in case, you probably want to hide "valuables." Red Bull is a nice smuggle before the main acts go on stage if you have been there all day.
This place is in the desert, and as far as I know, it is usually warm this time of year. Even if it is warm, it still gets chilly at night, so as mentioned before, bring clothes for all weather. One can't assume a hail storm or wind storm hits the desert again in late May. I expect mid 80s to low 90s during the day, and under 50 late at night.
Premier camping, I know it is sold out, but I have always considered those in premier as the folk who are there for music only, and are annoyed at the parties. The main camp ground is one of the biggest parties, and you always meet lots of cool people. The only positive I hear about premium is the shuttle to the venue (bleh), and better shower access? But it is camping, a wet rag and some pit stick is all you really need, unless you are high maintenance. I would take the regular camping over the premier anytime, bigger party (and no, I am not a youngster, I just enjoy the social aspect of the campground, one reason this festival is better than the non car camping festivals).
Also, bring sun tan lotion. As much as I hate it, there is nothing worse than getting burnt day one, and having to deal with the pain for the next couple days.
Post by unisexpocky on May 23, 2008 12:16:12 GMT -8
First time going, and totally a last minute decision for us, so our schedule is not ideal. I want to know what problems we might face.
We're arriving from Vancouver on Saturday afternoon, and need to get a camping site. (They don't sell camping online anymore). The website says camping never sells out, but I see from the board that Premiere definitely did. Can we easily get a main campground site ticket at the door?
Second issue: we're leaving after the last shows on Sunday night because it's not a holiday for us Canadians on Monday and it's too last minute to get time off work. Yes, we're crazy. I want to know how I should deal with the car/camping situation. Should we just stumble into the campground with the masses that night and pack up and go? Can we even drive out at that late hour? Or should we pack up the campsite by 12pm Sunday afternoon, get a parking pass for Sunday and leave that night? Financially it makes sense to only get 1 night of camping, then a cheap(er) parking pass, but what if there is no more parking? Are we left out in the cold? And will we totally miss out on the camp party by checking out so soon?
Post by know ID yuh on Feb 9, 2009 19:54:51 GMT -8
I didn't realize they don't allow kegs until I checked the main web site just now, and it reads, "No large parties, kegs, or binge drinking devices." I have seen many large parties, and several binge drinking devices, but I don't recall seeing kegs? My first thought was that it gets very hot there during the day, and ice is at a premium, so a keg might not be the best way to go. They will not search your car upon entry, and once you get to your camping spot, the security are pretty mellow about actually enforcing anything. Keep your keg in your car, and you will have no problem. Leave it out in full view, and you might have a problem.
As for the binge drinking devices, we were told one year to put our beer bong away, since they are not allowed, apparently that is what they mean by binge drinking devices. I have seen several beer bongs taken by security.
No re-entry to the festival. The only time this was allowed was during the hailstorm of Sasquatch 06, and I'm not sure they decided to allow re-entry until so many people left. I didn't hear anyone advertising that it would be allowed, so I stayed, cold, and soaking wet, and somehow made it through Ben Harper (with a knife to my wrist no less) to see the Flaming Lips.
Post by loyalfromlondon on Feb 10, 2009 5:33:53 GMT -8
I was able to leave and re-enter in 07 to change clothes when it was fuckin' freezing. We tried to us our VIP pass to shanghai a shuttle. In the end, we ended up grabbing a media shuttle and heading backstage with MTV Canada by claiming our VIP passes were press credentials. I'm a writer so that wasn't too much of a stretch at the time.