Baggy-legged pants, socks & jackets/hoodies tied around your waist give more options for smuggling in your flask(s).
Some can wear sandals or flip-flops all day, but for my money, if there will be no showering I can't stand having dirty feet.
Sunscreen (I like neutrogena ultra-dry - it doesn't make you feel all greasy) is a must as there is pretty much no shade anywhere. Last year my black travel umbrella was invaluable.
We always bring in sandwiches and other snacks to avoid having to eat the over-priced food at the venue. There's no getting around the $9 silver bullets, though. Warm vodka & whiskey don't really wash down your special brownies as well as you might think.
Maybe because "favorite" means "favorite right now". I could easily have said Depeche Mode or Led Zeppelin or The Police because I will always love them and because they were hugely important to me at some point in my life, but that doesn't really have a lot of context in terms of the conversation at hand.
In other words, those are my favorite bands that are current. They are the ones that, if they played locally, I'd be there in an instant. However, going to Key Arena to see Depeche Mode a while back didn't excite me in the least.
Name: sherri What my user name represents/means: my name. From: Seattle, WA Favorite Bands: LCD Soundsystem, The Black Angels, The National, The Shackletons, The Drums, Passion Pit, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Foals My All-Time Favorite Artist: Too hard to choose. First Concert Attended: Sammy Davis Jr sometime in the 70s (with my parents), Sammy Hagar sometime in the 80s (not with my parents) Last Concert Attended: The Black Angels All time Favorite Concert: Also too hard to choose (I'll say Foals as my favorite during the last year) All time Favorite Festival: Sasquatch Sasquatches Attended: 5 Sasquatch Wishlist: See favorites, above
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.
It is unfortunate that they changed the ticketing options this year - not everyone wants to camp (tailgate) in the Gorge parking lot. I have camped across the river for years - where there are free showers, bathrooms, trees, fire pits, BBQs and you get the same amount of space that they cram 6 cars into at the Gorge.
Has anyone heard if they will be offering non-camping ticket options sometime in 2011?