The more I think about it the more awful it sounds - I grew out of communal camping 10 years ago. And thinking about it as an extra half-day of music with camping thrown in for free still doesn't justify the increased cost.
It has always just been a quick 20-minute trip across the river back to my nice tent, steaks on the grill and hot shower. I have never understood the point of camping without open flames anyway...
Well, I'm sure some LiveNation analyst ran the festival attendance numbers against the campground attendance numbers and decided that the vast majority of attendees DO camp there. So, while this might be a good thing for most folks it still stinks for some of us.
Exactly,I'm an old fart 54 to be exact,this will be my fifth. I need my comfy bed at the hotel in Ellensburg. I'm dissapointed,I'll wait and see how the line up and single day passes pan out cost wise.
I always use pringles cans to smuggle in tall boy beers they fit perfectly! buy 2/3 cans of pringles, I open the chips carefully (you need to keep in inner seal in good shape), punch a small air hole in the bottom of the can,slide the beer in & replace paper top,plastic cover and hey presto.
ps empty chips into a zip lock bag (good for munchies)
I used the same two cans for all three days last year.