Post by quartermass on Mar 13, 2008 18:06:43 GMT -8
I heard that they sold out the first day. And yes - the premiere is worth it, especially for the shuttle at the end of the night, and the shuttle in the morning that gets you in the gates 15 minutes early to scope out the rad spots.
Post by quartermass on Mar 14, 2008 16:36:09 GMT -8
1. Earplugs 2. Sleeping aid
For what it is worth, the partying until 3am affects the premiere camping as much as the general camping. The first night is usually the worst (pent up energy and all, without a full day of concert going to wear people out).
Post by quartermass on Mar 17, 2008 6:20:27 GMT -8
They are pretty close, though it would depend on where both camps were set up - the far side of the general camping to the far side of premiere might be a good 10-15 minute walk? Last year, our camp in premiere was separated by a shitty fence from the general camping area.
Post by quartermass on Mar 18, 2008 6:00:08 GMT -8
aaronlane; i am indeed driving. we're coming from toronto and just crazy enough to think that we can pull this off :p. we were considering flying to vancouver, but i really wanted to avoid having to fly AND rent a car. so i figured that if we're gonna have to either way, might as well just drive the whole trip and make an awesome adventure out of it.
That is what - like a three day drive? Are you doing it without stopping?
Post by quartermass on Mar 22, 2008 17:05:08 GMT -8
Not sure what the gas station was called, but they had an espresso hut in the same parking lot. Pretty sure it is at a major intersection (right before you head into the Gorge from Quincy, WA). They have a row of long-term free parking, and it wasn't an issue.
Last year we were in premiere, but between a gay couple from San Fran and a douche with a souped up Honda Civic who insisted on playing "chill" music all night long and running his blue groundlights, so the whole section was constantly illuminated with a blue glow. Annoying.
Post by quartermass on Mar 13, 2008 18:42:45 GMT -8
Last year we had 7 people stuffed in our van (we drove down in two cars, parked one at a gas station and drove in together). One camping pass per vehicle. We had premiere camping, set up three tents and people slept in the van. No hassle.
Post by quartermass on Mar 9, 2008 14:10:53 GMT -8
Last year we did a Fri/Sat 2 day and a Sat 1 day pass. We went to the front desk and pleaded ignorance, and they could not have cared less, We had to pay an extra 20 bucks, but it was a non issue (with a million people doing the same thing)
Post by quartermass on Feb 13, 2008 9:55:23 GMT -8
If you want a few extra privileges (like busing to the grounds 15 minutes before the gates open to the general public = getting to the merch tables before the huge lineups and scoring a sweet area on the rockface that is claimed by nothing more than putting towels down to mark your spot - the people beside us came, marked their territory and then didn't come back for like 8 hours but no one fucked with their spot - AMAZING), pony up for the Premier camping. I thought it was a WAY better experience than in the general clusterfuck.
I dl'd a few comedy albums from this list (I know a little about music, but I know very little about comedy, save for the facts that Patton Oswalt is my hero, and that Dane Cook is terrible). So far, I made it through one full album by Michael Ian Black (A+), and Brian Posehn (I like the guy, but his comedy album kind of sucks). Your results may vary.