* Portable water and hand wash sinks * On-site security patrols * Convenience store with ATM on site * Hot showers available for a small fee * Portable bathrooms throughout the site * The Pivot — central gathering area
Hot? For a small fee? Showers have always been free if you're willing to stand in line for 10 minutes to 3 hours. Honestly I can't remember if they were hot, I'm too fucked up by that point from sitting in line drinking. I scrounge for every last dollar at the fest, they had better charge me for 5 minutes under some water in there shitty ass showers (Literally... shitty, people take shits in there by the 2nd day). If they do charge, they need to upgrade.
The past 2 years i have been to sasq the sheriff is not even allowed in the venue (but he patrols right outside the entrance to the gorge bitchin and ticketin for mostly ridiculous reasons). Washington law allows private events to be hosted by there own security to some extent and the gorge protects its patrons.
source: A few of the many friendly security in the campground
Boxer has a bigger appeal at first, but i find Alligator better. Im really enjoying this new album, a lot more then i thought i would. I wish they would have given the album a C name to follow the Alligator Boxer C------ theme
I will note this, why is it people have to be on some substance to enjoy a concert? There's a reason Live Nation jacks up prices for alcohol. Not just to make money, but to ween people off the idea. I went to Metallica at Key Arena last year, no alcohol was sold. NO PROBLEMS. Imagine that. It was a test run for the future according to a friend who talked to the manager from the arena at a concert industry event this year. Believe it or not, venues don't like having to baby sit a bunch of drunk assholes.
using this same logic live nation is obviously "weening" people from water as they charge 3$ a bottle
now, if i wanted to go to a concert sober i'd check out where miley cyrus was heading
as for underage drinking, unless you have a fake or get a wristband somehow your most likely going to get shit if seen drinking As for drinking... get a couple of flasks and gooch it, even if they know you have it, they are not going to give you a hassle as long as u act cool. Remember that the gorge hires out there own security for the weekend of SASQ so they do there own thing. Most of them are pretty cool ass people just there to have a good time also.
o and if u are kind of hesitant on coming, don't be, its the best weekend of the year IMO
i live in montana and on the road trip to sasq! was listening and loving michael franti but since the set he played last year i haven't turned his chunes on once. the only possible thing that made it bearable to get through was a whole hell of a lot of drugs and excitement for the next act i imagine much like most felt for ben harper (*sigh*) waiting for FLAMING FUCKING LIPS but on a positive note hes the last act of the last day =) so no real reason to stay
dont like the bands? boycott buying tickets when they first go on sale that weekend thatl put some pressure to add some bands... i guess the lineup is fairly diverse... but really???? but hey i, just like the others, am just really hurt Band of Horses isnt on the roster =( yet... they were honestly the one band i wanted to see more then any other