While stubhub generally pisses me off I used them to buy two Life is Beautiful wristbands last year (for well below face value) and they were pretty great. Delivered to my hotel in Vegas in less than 2 days and everything was in order. I was slightly worried one wasn't going to make it in time and emailed them and they responded that if it didn't show up they would ship another one or solve the problem some other way, but it made it later in the day.
While they are just a scalper fest, I'd trust them way more than some dude off Craigslist.
Further research indicates that Chance the Rapper, Randy Newman and Justice were added like a month after the line up came out. I'm sure there will be a couple additions at some point, but I wouldn't expect anything major (even though I would be thrilled if they added someone to poop J. Cole from the headliner spot).
If last year is any indication you should be able to get cheaper tickets off Craigslist. Mine came to $353 total in presale. Hell it wouldn't surprise me if there are some cheaper tickets popping up in the next couple weeks because people didn't like the lineup.
That being said I do not understand the ticket buying public so I guess there is a chance this could sell out, though I doubt it will be very fast.
Also it's great to keep extra smuggled booze in there in case someone leaves a mickey of vodka on top of your bag and then security sees it and searches all your bags and takes all your smuggled booze. Not that that happened to me or anything.
The 2014 one was annoying as hell with that huge clip. Plus I couldn't keep it on anyway because the chip would have interfered with the 5 other festivals I went to after Sasquatch last year.
Do you think the chip will interfere if this year's wristband has the same kind of thing? I could just put it on my left wrist because fuck the rules
My only actual experience with them interfering was at Coachella weekend 2 when I still had my weekend 1 wristband on. It didn't work so I had to cut the chip off the weekend 1 wristband. After that I just assumed they would all interfere with each other so I took off sasquatch 2014 and cut the chips off all the other ones.
I feel for you there. Lana Del Ray flower girls mushing their way through during Neutral Milk Hotel at Coachella almost ruined that set for me. I found if you just asked them to wait behind you and you'd be gone at the end of the set they mostly listened. Or just yell GENOCIDE at the ones wearing headdresses because that's always entertaining.
Sasquatch and pretty much most other major festivals have done similar things. Jamie Johnson into Childish Gambino being one off the top of my head, which is pretty much the same thing with countryish / rap back to back. It's a music festival. There are all different kinds of music on all the stages. The great thing about music festivals is you aren't forced to stay at one stage the whole time.