I was pretty disappointed to hear Alt-J on 107.7 The End when I was going to work the other day. I was hoping they were one of the bands that would fly under the radar for most Sasquatch attendees and they'd see the Lumineers instead. Capital Cities may have a pretty large crowd even for a 1:05 slot.
I've been thinking of picking up a cheap pair since them handing out thousands of pairs of 3d glasses at the festival seems like it'll be a giant clusterfuck, with them likely not having enough and running out.
Good points, it is better than to not have the contest at all. I just hope if some lurker or person that registered just to enter the contest wins, they'll give the passes to some "elder" boardies in need.
The main reasons my friends and I have done premier the past 4 years after a year in general are basically the extra space and the generally older crowd that likes to sleep once 1 or 2am comes around.
Regarding your second post, they've always handed us the wristbands when we check in at the campground entrance and give them our premier ticket, and we put them on ourselves. They're only required to give you as many wristbands as you have people legally seated in your vehicle, however if you get a particularly nice person at the gate they might give you extras. I've heard of a few cases of that happening, but it's not very common.
It should really be the board administrators coming up with the rules if a contest is going to be posted here. It just seems asinine that someone who has never or rarely posted here should be eligible.
They're really hard to come by so you shouldn't have any problem selling it, especially if you sell it before you get there. Selling it Friday might be a bit more difficult since at least half the people will have settled into their campsites by then, but probably still wouldn't be very hard.
Usually the artists don't even have the posters for sale (or even pictured) on their websites until after the festival, however in years past I've been in contact with some of the artists and they sent me posters before they were officially for sale. The only reason I bother with that is because some of them only have 50-100 copies printed and sell out very shortly after the festival.
The past couple Sasquatches I've spent entirely too much money on posters, seriously like $300+ a year. I was trying to avoid doing that this year since I have 20+ posters that don't even have frames yet. I think that's going to be a problem since several of these are awesome, especially the ones for Grimes, Sigur Ros, Youth Lagoon and Tame Impala.
Somebody had got an email back from them a while ago saying that for premier they'll give you as many passes as there are people legally seated in your vehicle, so the limit isn't necessarily 4 people if you have a vehicle that legally seats more than that. I wasn't aware that they let you use an RV to tow in a car and have it count as one vehicle, that's interesting.
My group (including myself) has shrunk from 7 people last year to 4 this year. Camping with me in premier will be my buddy that's gone to Sasquatch with me since 2008 when it was just the two of us, his girlfriend that's been going since 2010, and one of our guy friends that's been going since 2009. I'm usually pretty antisocial in public, however I might make my way over to wherever some of you all are camped or at least hang out for one of the inflatable/glowstick parties inside the venue.
If you're leaving right after the show on Monday you should probably drive into the parking lot in the morning. You miss out on the fun walk to the venue in the morning but it'll be a lot quicker getting out that way.
That's a pretty genius idea right there, provided you don't have a tent trailer like the one my friends and I have used the past few years. Not sure they'd have a place to park you in that situation.
The amount of traffic you'd experience after the Postal Service finish up is directly related to how quickly you can get back to your campsite and hit the road. If you have everything packed up before you enter the festival on Monday, that'll give you an advantage over a lot of people leaving that night. Last year my friends and I packed up the tent trailer Monday morning so we were ready to go the instant we got back to our campsite, and experienced no traffic. I'd guess that around half of all attendees stay the night and leave Tuesday morning. There'll be virtually no traffic after about midnight Monday night, or if you chose to leave mid-day Monday I highly doubt there would be very many other people leaving at that time.
Might have something do with the fact that I'm not even sure I'll be able to afford gas for the drive, much less any other expenses.
I understand that completely, for some reason I'm always stressing out about my finances in May whereas the rest of the year I'm pretty comfortable. Didn't help that I shelled out over $200 for my own premier camping pass this time because I didn't want to inconvenience my friends. They want to show up in the early afternoon on Thursday and stay the night Monday, but I won't be able to get out of town until late Thursday and have to come home right after the Postal Service on Monday.