Hey there. I know how annoying it is when n00bs start new topics that are already answered, so I checked and my situation appears to be unique for this year.
I'm in a band. We were asked by a friend to play an on-campgrounds party, not associated with the official festival, but raging nonetheless. It would be an awesome opportunity for our band and a good time for everyone.
Here's the catch: we needed tickets to the festival to go camping. And tickets are sold out.
So I'm wondering if there's any way for us to get into the campgrounds without going to the festival? Would just buying a single-day pass work? Is there a special pass for just camping? Can just one person in the car have a festival pass and make it work?
any answers would be much appreciated.
Wow, that situation does sound unique! Not in any way similar to these situations:
So my friends and I have been slightly confused on camping, this being our first year going to Sasquatch and all. We plan on getting single day passes, most likely for Sunday and Monday. What days can we use the campsite? Are we allowed to come Saturday and set up then or do we only get it for the nights we hold the tickets to?
Me and my friends would like to do the same thing. Is there any way to get concrete information on this? We would love to show up Saturday, camp, go Sunday, camp, go Monday, camp, and leave Tuesday. Will two single day tickets cover this, do the single day tickets include any camping??? I really don't want to end up lost in the middle of Washington with no where to sleep (plus I want to get in on the camping experience along with the festival).
you do need some sort of ticket( either day pass or 4 day pass) to get in camping though right? people cant just come camp? or camp and try to buy tickets outside of the stage gate? i know last year people were selling day tickets all up and down the walkway to the entrance. stupid friends didnt get tickets. this seemed to sell out fast for this lineup.
Gosh, I wish someone would answer these questions:
I'm actually on board with camping per person, it'll save money if you get in a situation like I was last year---six people in two cars, so we had to get a second camping pass and I ended up paying for half it with one other guy.
We don't want the extra 5000 people coming to hang out in the campground just to party. It causes overcrowding as well as health and safety issues. There are no camping passes, there are festival passes, which means you are paying for YOUR OWN ability to camp. If you have one person buy the 'discount pack' to get camping, then that one person is going to have access to the campground and you're not going to have anywhere to go when the show is over. The camping situation is perfectly clear, it's just different and people can't seem to wrap their heads around it.
Lastly, this is a large-scale music festival and it is growing in popularity as well as in scope. Anticipate the price continuting to rise, every year. Anticipate them finding every way to get money out of you they possibly can. Anticipate taking it up the ass like a champ, or anticipate making other plans for Memorial Day Weekend, but please god please let the bitching about the camping passes end.
This pretty much sums it up. Seriously, people: know what you're talking about. The camping details are written in (good enough) English on many websites (http://www.gorgecamping.com/, www.sasquatchfestival.com/#/gorge/camping) so just take a few minutes and read them. You might find answers to many of your questions. The wording is a little ambiguous at times, but the information is decipherable.
Then again, we are overlooking the point Peatrick made above. This year, you can't camp without a ticket to the festival. Last year they had to fit 35,000 campers in a camp site made for 20,000. It's no wonder they crammed everyone in. This year, they should give much more space.
Yes. In order to camp you must have a camping pass, and in order to have a camping pass you must have a festival ticket. This is what they are saying, anyway. What it tells me, though, is that if you show up with out a ticket you are taking a risk. I'll also say that, if you don't have a ticket, you have better odds showing up with a car full of people who do have tickets than ones that don't.
For anyone interested in taking advantage of the normal "buy a ticket near the entrance" thing, I think that phenomenon will be drastically reduced this year by the introduction of wristbands. It will still exist but it will be different.
Damn, this is so confusing! I wish someone would be more concise:
Gathering would be the easy part. I wish I could find a picture of all the shoes left on the hillside at the end of each night. I've had the pleasure of watching a few of these shoeless people making the trek back to the campground.
i'd just say - don't buy a brand new pair of any type of shoes just to break in at sasquatch.
I wore an old pair of running shoes to Sasquatch '08. After the festival I was tired of having my nasal passages remind me of how hot it was at the Gorge, so those shoes were banished outside for the majority of the next couple months.
Fearing a return of the stank, I benched the running shoes and I wore (comfortable) sandals everyday at Sasquatch '09. Yes, I got stepped on. Yes, I almost turned into a germaphobe whilst walking through soggy ground near the honey buckets. All in all, it wasn’t that bad (except that at the end of the weekend my feet looked like those of an undocumented individual standing outside the Home Depot).
I returned to the running shoes for Sasquatch ‘010. Tuesday morning hit and I put the shoes back on only to notice that my sock was sticking to something inside the shoe. Sometime during the Ween set someone behind me must have spit out their neon green gum that somehow managed to find the gap between my sock and my shoe. Throw in a couple hours of jumping around and that shit wasn’t coming out. These are now my official Sasquatch shoes.
While writing this I may have stumbled onto a successful business model:
huge baseball fan. i plan on catching the Mariners/Orioles game on the Tuesday night after Sasquatch (5/31) before we fly back to the east coast the next day.
i've been wanting to see that stadium for ages.
I know you'll probably be in pretty bad shape Tuesday night, but you should try to show up for BP so you have some time to walk around the stadium. SAFECO is a pretty awesome place.
A few key notes: You should probably check out the Intentional Wok just because is has the most awesome name ever.
Feel free to make fun of the Mariners, their fans don't care about baseball anyway.
I don't know how tight security is, but see if you can make it to the small second deck. They have padded seats and waiters that bring you food. Just hold your menu in the air and they come down and take your order.
Not sure that you're an O's fan (so this probably doesn't apply to you). DO NOT expect to stand up and clap for the opposing team with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the bottom of the ninth. Some security guard will inevitably have had one too many mochas and pull the Sasquatch Security power trip.