Everything daver said. Most theft is just a crime of opportunity - if something looks easy to take (so a perfectly packed bag just sitting in a tent), a thief will grab it. Make it harder on them and spread your shit around so they'd have to spend time looking for valuables. Also, never keep all your money in one spot so you won't lose it all in one fell swoop and don't bring anything you're not willing to lose. And know your neighbours so they'll question weird people going through your camp and you can do the same for them. Also know your neighbours 'cause they're probably really cool people who will be fun to shotgun with and they might have corn chips to share with you.
Rusty sorry to hear your person didn't/won't get your CD (I don't remember you who got right now without looking it up) but your mix looks incredible. You did a fantastic job on all the art too! When I get home I might try to make the playlist so it will still get listened to at least.
Rusty! Meeting you and your girlfriend was definitely a highlight of my weekend (even if I did get my Thursday white girl wasted blackout in the middle of talking to her). So sorry I didn't come by your camp, but I did see the Rusty flag your neighbours had and started every morning by saying we should go visit.
Such a fantastic fucking weekend - best Coachella so far, that's for sure. Beck's set was a highlight, best I've seen of him - cried my eyes out at parts and danced like a manic at others. Top three sets were Pet Shop Boys (was worried I hyped them for myself but they surpassed my expectations), Arcade Fire (after waiting this long to finally see them, they fully delivered) and Caravan Palace (no idea who they were and so so happy other Megan suggested seeing them, great dance party). Still haven't fully decompressed from the weekend but already know I can't wait to do it again with you all next year. And we still have the rest of festival season to go for this year!
Hotels are expensive in Whistler in general, then add in a high occupancy weekend like this fest and prices will only go up. I'd say go for the camping; I'm sure you will meet plenty of people there and you could even make some friends here on the board beforehand so you won't be totally solo at the fest if you're worried about that. Plus, half the reason to go to a music fest is the camping, you don't want to miss out on that.