I'd like to devise a backpack that has one of those stadium chairs attached. This way you'd just be carrying around your bag, then when you want to sit down you just unclasp it and it turns into a little hinged seat.
The mapinguari or mapinguary (Spanish pronunciation: [mapihashtagsareforidiots #331;hashtagsareforidiots #609;wahashtagsareforidiots #712;hashtagsareforidiots #638;i]), also known as the Isnashi [ishashtagsareforidiots #712;nahashtagsareforidiots #643;i], is a legendary cryptid said to resemble a ground sloth–like creature with red fur living in the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. The name is usually translated as “the roaring animal” or “the fetid beast”.
A south american Saquatch of sorts.
Stamper came up with all the current titles.
Last Edit: May 25, 2012 12:54:49 GMT -5 by emptyfox
Nice board, I've been reading through a few threads and I still have a couple of questions that I'm hoping a couple of you can answer.
Me and a few of my buddies travel to a new festival each year. So far we've done Coachella, Bonnaroo, and JazzFest (in that order). This year we've decided to hit Sasquatch. JazzFest was cool, but we rented a house, so we're really looking forward to unplugging again for four days of car camping.
From what I can tell Sasquatch is pretty similar to Coachella and Bonnaroo in terms of how it's set up, so I think we'll be fine, but it always helps to ask the locals.
Here's my questions:
1. How small are the camp sites? We sprung for the Premiere camping for one reason, we have no idea what time we're getting in on Thursday, and we like being a little closer. We'll have 5 to 6 people in our group. Traditionally I rent a van (and sleep in it) while the others hit a tent. Our tent is a just a bit larger than the traditional 10' x 30' car camping space. At Bonnaroo that's no problem, as it's pretty lax about defined boundaries. Coachella's a bit more hard-assed about it, as they actually mark an outline of your space and everything has to fit inside of it. We're really considerate, and usually work with the camps around us to make sure everything fits. How strict is Sasquatch about this? Are the spaces marked out, or are you left to work out things with the folks around you?
2. What's the backup like to get in? I'm sure the traffic is legendary. At Bonnaroo we got in the 12 mile traffic line to get in around 1am. We got our tent set up at 9am. Is Sasquatch that brutal, or does it flow in pretty easy? Just want to be mentally prepared. We'll be driving from Seattle, is there a better time to leave on Thursday than another? If you do a festival you have to understand that the process is part of the fun, but it's nice to know what to expect. 3. How hard is it to sneak in nice cameras? A couple of our group are really good photographers. Is it really hard to get a decent DSLR in to the show or are the guys up front pretty cool about it? 4. How hard is it to get from stage to stage? At Coachella I was amazed at how easy it was to move from stage to stage, you could easily watch a half set of one act and then move to the next. At Bonnaroo there are a lot of choke points, and it is CROWDED. So much so that if there's a band you want to see, you pretty much have to show up at the end of the previous band's set to make sure you get in if it's in the main stage. Is the amphitheater the same way or is it pretty easy to navigate between the acts?
5. Any good advice for first timers? It's not our first festival, but it's our first Sasquatch. Usually it takes a day or two to find your way around and find you favorite spots. What are some of the things we need to make sure we do or see while we're there. Any good advice about best places to view the stages, or favorite hang out places?
Thanks in advance! If this board is any indication, Sasquatch is going to be a blast, you guys seem like a great group.
1. They don't mark out the camping spaces, but don't sweat it, you're gonna have oodles of space in premier camping. Last time we were in there, they gave us enough room to build a freaking house.
2. The backup is pretty minimal. It is nothing at all like trying to roll into either Bonnaroo or Coachella. (But if you ever go to Bonnaroo again --- try to get in the line around 5AM... you'll still be set up by 9AM. Promise.)
3. I'll let Mrlahey or someone else field this question. I see people with SLRs all the time, so I can't imagine it's TOO troublesome.
4. Super easy. In terms of getting from stage to stage, it's much closer to Coachella than it is Bonnaroo. ALSO, like Coachella, every view in the festival grounds is incredible.
5. Please read the FAQs thread, most first-timer questions get answered there... eventually.
I've read through almost all the posts and FAQs here, great board, very similar vibe to the Bonnaroo boards. My last question was more of a general question. Like, as someone who's been before, what would you tell someone going for the first time that you learned the hard way?
For example I'd tell people at Coachella to shower at 2am, no lines. For Bonnaroo I'd tell people to not miss the movie tent. It's a great way to beat the heat for a little bit and catch a nap (dark and cool!).