I (along with two friends) will be attending Sasquatch for my first time this year and I was hoping I could get some advice on what & what not to bring, what to expect, whether I should get premier camping or not, and anything else you think might be helpful. Thank you so much, and I CANNOT WAIT!
Your best bet is to comb through the different sections of this forum based on individual questions you might have. There is a lot of good advice and tips from the previous year(s) that will help answer pretty much everything you could want to know.
Just bring your standard camping stuff: tent, sleeping bag, etc. A rain jacket would be good. A cooler of snacks and food enough for the weekend (there's food in the festival, but it's shit and overpriced). Money. Booze. corn chips. Whatever you need to get through the weekend.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Dec 6, 2010 11:10:28 GMT -5
Bring extra socks. Dress in layers, and be prepared for literally any kind of weather imaginable. Absolutely bring at least a cheap little plastic poncho. Bring a backpack large enough to carry around everything that you will need during the day including extra clothes, snacks, water, corn chips, inflatable animals, etc., because there has traditionally been a no re-entry policy (although our fingers are crossed that that has changed).
Understand that although Sasquatch! is the most fun it is possible to have as a human being, it is absolutely a test of endurance. DRINK WATER. Whether you are drinking alcohol, frying on shrooms or just sitting on a cliff side in the sun for twelve hours, you must drink lots of water. You are in a desert region and you will dehydrate.
That's basic stuff, but it is basic stuff that a lot of people forget. I even went so far as to make a checklist for this dude that went with us for his first Sasquatch in '10, and he completely neglected to use it and I ended up babysitting him all damn weekend. Don't be that guy.