Post by Peter Gibbons on Feb 22, 2011 16:40:01 GMT -5
Let me remind you how things transpired:
Noob blasts other noobs for their redundant questions. Noob creates new thread for redundant question. Peatrick directs noob to camping website. I8 directs noob to threads answering these redundant questions. At this point, noob has 2 options: 1. Let the thread die and post his questions in the proper thread. 2. poop the thread by asking another redundant question Noob chooses the belt sander and is called out. Noob fires back. Noob put in his place. Noob takes it in stride and asks another question. Noob is met with a well-educated answer. BusItOut! Shoves a stick up his ass.
In all seriousness though, would anyone actually go to a school bus party at Sasquatch? Not necessarily anyone on this board, as I'm sure you're all sick of me and my n00b antics, but anyone in general? We're trying to plan a tour around it and it'd be nice to know if our four days would be better spend playin shows around seattle or something.
Short Answer: I'd tour around Seattle if I were you.
Long Answer: I have no idea who is organizing this for you, but they are doing a horrible job. Something of this scale needs to be brought to the festival organizer’s attention if this is going to be successful. One thing you must understand about the Gorge staff is that they can shut down anything they want, for whatever reason they want. They are a big fan of the word “liability”.
Case & Point: Last year two staff members tried to shut down a homemade Slip ‘N Slide because they were worried someone would get hurt. This prompted one of the most effective arguments I have ever heard presented to the Gorge staff. “So does that mean you are liable if someone tripping on acid fell and smashed their face in?” This argument, coupled with the fact that Slip ‘N Sliders outnumbered the assholes by 8:1, caused the staff to eventually leave.
I imagine something this large-scale would attract more than 2 assholes to shut it down. This takes a little more planning than, “Hey dude, you should show up and play a set in the campground for Sasquatch!”
To answer your other question about whether anyone would show up: These parties may have been successful in the past, but that was due to a large population of non-festival-attending campers. Ending at 1:00am is shooting yourself in the foot. Even if the headliners end at 12:30am, campers need around 30 minutes to get back to their site, which is right around the time you will be ending. I could see this party working well Thursday night, but who knows how many people will be there by then. With the late start Friday, festival goers have the option of driving to the Gorge on Friday afternoon.
If this does end up working out, do yourself a favor and get some security. I think it was the first or second night of Sasquatch ’09 that had a big party and the dance floor ended up on top of someone’s SUV. Someone with a sound system had set up shop under a canopy and attracted a relatively large crowd. Mob mentality fucked up that SUV. I never knew people could be so destructive while singing Sweet Caroline. If you have neighbors close to the scene, you may run a risk of damaging their property.
You have exhausted your resources here on the board regarding this issue. We can, and will speculate that you have a 99% chance of having this shut down before you really even get going. If you want an answer that isn’t speculation, tell your organizer to contact the festival.
This probably sounds asinine but I would suggest Festival goers learn how to jump a car battery before going to the Gorge. More importantly, learn how to pop your hood. Last year on Tuesday morning a group of no less than five adolescents spent over 15 minutes trying to pop the hood to their parent’s car. As much as I enjoyed watching the group, they eventually caught my stare and before I could quickly look away I was asked to help them. I was a bit worried that this car’s hood was impenetrable. 15 seconds later I knew they were just dumbasses.
I don't know if it's worth it, but this might be a decent add to the first post of the thread.
Thanks for all of the information, although the way in which you presented it (in a sarcastic tone that, without the body language or voice inflections of real-life sarcasm, loses all subtlety) seemed to me to be belittling.
You picked up on that huh? That’s funny because I picked up on this statement: