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.).
For the record, I'm only speaking of the breakfast burritos sold by the "Breakfast & Burgers" stand. They were absolutely phenomenal.
Yea, those things were fantastic. Filled with egg and hasbrowns and bacon and cheese, definitely the best way to start the day. I only had that and the crab garlic mayo fries all weekend. Next time I wanna sample way more of the food.
Recovering poolside in Santa Monica right now from an absolutely AMAZING weekend... It was so great meeting so many of you guys on Thursday night and then having Womp and his crew as our neighbors was nothing but fun times!! Sad I missed meeting a few of you guys (Souly where were you??) but now I can't wait to see you guys at Sasquatch.
Gonna keep this short since I'm writing from my phone. Lowlights: -the cold!!! I have never been so cold in my life, especially Friday, and never so focused on finding a sleeping bag to cuddle into. - mssing Azealia Banks by 1 minute. WTF was that, only a 20 minute set?
Highlights: - DRE & SNOOP!! The stage set-up, the surprise guests and holograms! What a freakin party that was!! Who knew I liked rap so much? - St. Vincent, The Rapture, Miike Snow, Florence and Santigold. They all blew me away. - the Do Lab. Soooooo much fun dancing in there. Especially during Lucent Dossier and Amon Tobin's deep deep bass.
Ok, poolside mimosas are calling me. Can't wait til next month when I get to do this all over again.