I must be the only person on the internet who thought the album was forgettable and mostly boring. Sigh. Oh wait, I found one FB friend who agrees, so now there are 2 of us on the entire internet who think it's boring.
2 years ago I left at about 6:30am Tuesday morning. There was 0 traffic. If you're leaving early on Tuesday to get to Seattle for work, you probably won't have a traffic issue so much as a too tired / hungover issue.
... aaaand the moral of the story is that Megatron needs to at least create an account here and pretend to be a boardie until next year. Shax, get on it!!!
(fine print: do you remember,my other friends at the Spaghetti Show chunes after Coachella? They're from Calgary and they may have access to extra face-value Sasquatch tickets (or have extras themselves). I can inquire if you need...)
I got to the gorge Friday at about 11:30am in 2011. Waited approximately 40 minutes in line, was set up in another 20. From what I could tell, the lines got longer as the day went on Friday. I would imagine it being pretty easy if you can plan to arrive as early as possible Friday morning.
On another note, when you arrive does not necessarily correlate to how close you will be camped. I arrived Friday, and was almost within spitting distance of premier camping, and about 20 minutes walk closer to the venue than some people who showed up Thursday.
Hopefully the sound at Alex Clare is better than at Coachella. Actually, I'm still not sure whether it was a sound problem or if he just has no vocal power when hitting notes 1/2 octave above his normal range. The sound cut out consistently when he hit high notes at Coachella and I was in front of the sound booth so I'm skeptical.
Also the whole hanging out with the same large group of people. hope to see you next year!
All of the Coachella peeps can confirm that I don't hang much during the festival. I'm the stereotypical lone wolf. If you want to see the same things as me, that's cool, but I'm not going to waste a lot of time meeting up nor am I going to expend a lot of effort beyond telling you where I'm at. I probably spent < 10% of Coachella hanging with the boardies (during the festival, not at the camp site) even though I camped with them. I still had a blast, that's just how I roll.