Post by Busey Nobus on Feb 22, 2011 2:47:44 GMT -8
having some one day pass people hang out at our camp has always been our secret to not getting ALL of our beer stolen and keeping some of our stuff safer. The people who want to just party the whole time might be better off going down the Columbia a couple miles to crescent bar for pasties and go-fast boats though. Sasquatchers gotta be about the music!
At the Pemberton Festival the camping situation was slightly different in that no vehicles were allowed. To keep things somewhat organized they marked out individual spaces, and each person was entitled to 1 space. If you were camping with 4 people, you got 4 spaces. It worked out quite well, and for the most part things were organized. Walkways/emergency routes were clear, and it was ridiculously easy to find your site at night. The only enforcement I saw was Festival Police making sure people weren't camping in the emergency lanes. I'm not saying this will work, or that it's even feasible at The Gorge, but Pemberton was a 40,000 person fest where EVERYBODY camped. It was also put on by Live Nation, so they know how to do these things.
Same thing at Stage 13 Festival, except the spaces were big enough for a vehicle. Those camping passes were good for 4 people though, much like last year, so this option also may not work.
They seem to be in some sort of unproven middle-ground between the chaos-camping that we experienced last year, and the super organized camping that other festivals have. My assumption is that it will be absolute chaos, and only the main roads will be accessible for vehicles. Prepare to have people wandering through your campsite at all hours of the night.