J-Dawg, I forget, are you going to Sasquatch this year? You're one of the last people on my boarder bingo!
Not this year, no. A combination of newish job, poor planning, a decision to prioritize Coachella, and family obligations wiped out any chance of Sasquatch this year. Next year is a distinct possibility though. Assuming I can get my work visa renewal straightened out in April (or earlier).
This comes up every year, the only variable is whether it's hockey or soccer. You will get internet access (3G) in the campground, but you won't be able to comfortably stream anything. You'll either have to go "to town" as others mention, or just let go a bit, wear your Canucks jersey during the festival, and watch the games on your PVR when you get home. If you're at all into music you'll probably forget you're missing the games in all honesty. The Gorge's high magick will take care of that.
The bf and I were at the Adams Avenue Unplugged festival yesterday and decided that if we were going to form a gang, we'd buy Vespas and then be the Violet Vespa 'Vengers. We'd wear violet velour vests, fastened by Velcro.
OK, this was probably way funnier if you were there...
I actually got over my cough pretty quickly for whatever reason. Way faster than last year, despite the dust factor. And yeah, as for car searches, we got off pretty easily too. They didn't open my backpack, didn't open the cooler, and seemed to really not care. To echo Pea, we were super cooperative and started pulling shit out of the car without even being asked. The one guy actually told me to stop emptying out the back seat since he was sure it was cool. The girl in front of us didn't even get searched. They asked her, "are you by yourself?" to which she said "yep" and they just waved her through.
If I noticed any pattern, it was college bros in pickup trucks that were getting their shit torn apart and anyone who was behaving normally, was cooperative, and looked like they were at least 25 got a lot less attention.
I'm definitely down for camping again next year, though maybe we should plan for 1-2 hours later as an arrival time (ie get to the fest between 9 and 10).
So when you make raspberry syrup, after you strain out all the seeds and solids you're left with what looks like raspberry jam albeit with about 1,000,000% more seeds. Seemed like a shame to let it go to waste, so I ate it. It tasted like raspberry jam too, unsurprisingly. With extra fiber.
I've bought and sold lots of stuff on Kijiji too, but never event tickets. It's fine for physical items when it's easy to verify (eg: I'm selling a BBQ, people can come and look at it and see it works, then they give me money and I help them load it in their truck). Tickets? I'm always super leery if I didn't buy it myself directly from the source. I've seen a number of scalping deals go bad. DON'T BUY TICKETS FROM SCALPERS KIDS. And if you buy tickets at or below face from people selling, try to verify any way you can that the tickets are legit.