Kinda reminds me of this time when a bum asked my mom for spare change and they ended up getting in an argument in the middle of the street that resulted in them both taking off their shoes and shaking them at each other and then she threw twenty bucks at him and stormed off. Except your story was way more violent.
Nope, I bought tickets for him and Amon Tobin specifically to ease up any potential conflicts. Did you catch any of his set? I missed him at Sasquatch a couple years ago too, so I'm pretty excited to finally get to see him.
I'll be at that show too! And I've got Neon Indian on Saturday and thinking of doing Yukon Blonde on Friday... it's only been a week since Coachella but I'm already itching like crazy for the next show.
I worry we may have set the precedent for sneaking in, as I remember by the last night they brought in those huge flood lights just 'cause of us. And they had security placed at each hole we'd found too. But I'm sure it would still be possible haha.
I guess I'm only so hesistant 'cause right now the full cost rides on me since Connor hasnt fully committed and I'm also in the mid-stages of planning a trip to San Fran and trying to see if I can swing Osheaga.
I'm still on the fence about it this year solely because of the cost of camping. It just feels like a huge jump in price and I'd definitley want to do the VIP camping after having experienced being able to stroll back and forth last year.
Davers, how fast do you think the camping/VIP camping are going to sell out?
How much do bands usually cost to book? Obviously we need to figure that out before we do any booking.
It really depends on the band, and it can depend on the type of event. One of my friends booked Infected Mushroom to play his farm for a "houseparty" type event a couple of years ago and that cost him $10,000 for the evening, but I think he said they charge more if you're making money off the event.
Cbats is right, the getting of bands and even most of the sound/light stuff is pretty easy. The hard part is the permits, security and marketing. Depending on how big the event is going to be, and whether or not one of us owned the land it's being held on, a lot of permits would need to be obtained and that's what could really hinder the event.
A friend of mine has some friends who've been holding a small music festival on their ranch somewhere in Oregon every June. Apparently they hire 3 or 4 local bands from the Portland area and then have some people who come and build a stage and do a whole sound and light set-up and everything. Everyone pitches in about $30 to cover the cost of the music, some drinks and a collective meal that is prepared on the Saturday. I think this year will be their fourth year. Last year my friend said about 200 people showed up, with some coming from as far as San Francisco, and that's just from word of mouth.
Obviously, it's still pretty grassroots right now but I think that's the kind of way to start something. It really just requires having the right mix of people at the beginning who can provide certain elements, like land, technical and musical hook-ups, etc. Another friend of mine hosts an electronic festival in the Oakanagan every summer (forget what it's called but a few thousand attend now), and he started it in essentially the same manner, just having his own farm and friends that put raves on in the city who could do the lights and sound.
Wild Rose totally sounds like a lesbian bar name, not some ultra-conservative political group. If they were looking for a gentle, innocent sounding name so as not to scare away potential voters, someone needs to let them know they're doing it wrong.
I thought Black Keys put on a very tight show the first time I saw 'em but once I learned they put on the same show every night I lost any desire to see them again. Maybe in a few years when they have some different material to work with. Still, you'll have fun Sarah.
Womp- why will you be missing Silversun and Joy Formidable again? Conflicts or were you leaving early?
Are. you. fucking. kidding. me?!?!?! I was just talking to my brother about how satisfied we are for choosing weekend 2, and then I pulled this up. 'pac's gon' melt.
Aww shit, you're gonna die during the daytime but at least that's reasonable for night. Our weather was great during the day but the drastic drop at night paired with wind made for miserable conditions (plus I probably did my drugs a little too early since it wasn't too hot and that made the temperature difference more noticeable. lesson learned.).