It's also completely waterproof, so your son can shower daily until the fest if he wants.
Disclaimer: no one here has ever worn their wristband for a whole month prior to the fest, so that much showering could potentially have an affect. However, four straight days of showering with my wristband on at Coachella didn't harm it in any way.
The way they've worded the part about the processing fee makes it sound like it's deducted after the fest is over when they refund any remaining funds. So does that mean if you use all the money added to the wristband, they won't be able to deduct anything? Or are they charging the fee to the account you attach (your bank or credit card) after? Say you were to use a prepaid credit card as your method of payment for loading the thing up, then they wouldn't have any means to charge you a fee after...
And yes, their fee system is slightly better than Squamish's, which has a fee for activating and a fee for getting the remaining balance, coming to a total of like $5.50. I think these cashless wristband systems are absolute crap if it means I have to pay "convenience" fees to spend my own money. Normally at least once per Sasquatch, I'd get drunk enough/it would get hot enough that I'd buy one of those overpriced slushie margaritas. No better encouragement than this stupid cashless system to get me to drink only crotch vodka!
What is the alcohol policy for the campsite? Is there any limit on the amount of beers/alcohol you can bring in per individual or car? Is hard liquor allowed? Lastly, are glass bottles allowed or only cans?
There is no limit that I've ever found, other than the physical limit of how much I can consume in one weekend. "Binge drinking apparatuses" (i.e. Beer bongs) are, howver, prohibited and they will confiscate it if they see you using one. Having said that, though, in the 22 years I've been going to the Gorge, I've never personally seen security in the campground confiscate anything. But that's just me.
I think they took our Who's Bad? Party Time! beer bong the same year davers bag got stolen. Other than that, security barely ever looks at your stuff. There aren't any car searches upon entry (not to say that couldn't change at any point), so there's no enforcing of any limits on alcohol or glass. In fact, I think we almost always end up bringing way too much alcohol for fear of running out and then have to give it away to the Americans since we can't bring it all back.
I have not been in 2 years. Have they started accepting cards in the venue? If not, I would recommend to the virgin squatchers that they take out ample cash for the weekend. The ATMs inside have unholy fees.
To add to that, don't keep all your cash in one place! Divide it up among a few spots. Detinitely hide some locked away in the car, and keep other valuables there too. While theft hasn't been a problem most of the years I've gone, a couple years ago davers and our neigbours did have bags stolen on the first night. The best tip I got was from the Glasto boards before I'd ever even been to Sasquatch, which said as soon as your tent is up, throw your bag in there and pull your shit out all over. Make it messy! The last thing thieves want to do is search through your stuff, they just want to quickly grab a bag and go.
Anyone who used the lockers last year: worth it or no? Fifty bucks is a lot to me, but having blanket at night without carrying it around all day would be the tits.
Best money I ever spent. Having everything I needed handy without having to carry a pack was great, but the "cellphone charging area" was a fucking oasis. I never used the chargers all weekend, but having a couch to sit and chill on for a minute while grabbing a snack from the locker was just what I needed to keep my old body going all weekend.
I agree with all this. The hangout area was a nice touch (though I barely used it) and it was great not having to lug anything around while still having a change of clothes for when it got cold. Also, they were a combination lock so everyone in our group just wrote the combo on our bodies and then we could all share it. Get a few people in your group to chip in and the locker will end up costing less than a beer each.
Those petitions are just so ridiculous to me. I heard the Glastonbury one was started by someone who isn't even going to the festival. And if he was, well, it's Glastonbury, there's literally a hundred other things going on for you to do instead of seeing a headliner you don't like! There's no need to shit on something that other people may like when you can just move on and watch something else. I mean, I spent an hour playing electronic drums with people dressed up as demons in the Hell labyrinth of Shangri-La instead of watching Mumford and Sons when I went to Glasto. That's what's supposed to be one of the drawing points of festivals- there's something for everyone's tastes and you're not forced to watch a headliner you don't like. (Unless it's Pemberton and the headliners are unopposed.)
Here ya go. This board is full of memories. I don't think all my wristbands are up there, maybe two missing? It's definitely not all my ticket stubs though, just most of the shows from the last couple years I've been to (and had a stub for). I've got another corkboard to start on but I don't think I'm gonna end up using it.
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2015 3:34:56 GMT -8 by kymess_jr
Wow, so I just read through that whole thread again, and boy does that bring back some memories. This place sure did introduce me to a bunch of great music that I used to spend hours and hours listening to.
Shitty lineup aside, I can't believe they're charging $345 for each campsite!? And glamping is $1299 this year! Here I thought Sasquatch was overcharging for camping. At least you guys can potentially have 6 people to split the $150 with, Squamish is limiting their sites to 4 people! I just can't even comprehend how expensive this festival has become while offering such a shitty lineup that's probably still gonna manage to sell out next week. I'm baffled.
At least I'm gonna save a shit ton of money this year not going to any festivals.
Hi, in this thread we're going to convince you that Premier Camping is dumb.
It completely and totally is. BUT, considering general camping isn't included this year, I think she might as well pay even more to be able to spend the fest camping with her friends. I've always said, half the fun of a music fest is the camping. Of course she and her boyfriend would meet some amazing new people in general, but if you gotta pay no matter where you camp this year, might as well enjoy your first Sasquatch with friends.
I suggest hitting up Craigslist hard though, no one here is gonna have an extra premiere pass for sale. Hell, hardly anyone here is actually even going this year.
Good luck! And no matter where you end up camping, you're gonna have an amazing time. That place is pretty damn magical.