The day of the show. Sometimes a band I don't care about can't make it so they are replaced with another band I don't care about. A few years ago City and Colour got sick and was replaced with some dudes I'd never heard of.
Even though stubhub angers me, you might want to give that a shot. The cheapest ticket on there is $450 right now, so if you throw yours up for $400 you will probably get back what you paid for it after all the fees and whatnot they charge.
That's pretty lame, but the headliners of Osheaga are never really what excite me, it's usually just an overall great lineup. Here's hoping they come out with something cool. When does that lineup usually come out anyway?
It's true, last year regular camping was literally district 9. I'm thinking it was because they never expected to have it there and will be better prepared this year.
Glamping has the added bonus of being able to wander into the staff camping. Despite the fact they they all have work tomorrow they party harder than most of the festival goers. They have no restrictions on what they can bring in, so there are RVs with movies projected on the side of them and massive tents with wall art, lights and people playing poker. I remember a stripper pole as well.
If you can spare $120 without much concern, I say go for it.
It's nice, but tough to justify the cost. 2 years ago it was just the only on site camping there was, so I bought it. Last year, the regular camping was supposed to be further away so I bought Glamping just because I wanted to be on site. They ended up putting regular camping in the old parking lot because some more land got cleared for a bmx park or something so they had more parking. Now I'm just doing it because all my friends are doing it.
The comparison is probably pretty close to premier vs regular at Sasquatch. You get more space (lots more), flush toilets, a private entrance (last year regular camping got that too, they probably will this year), free parking, free showers, that's pretty much it. They haven't said for sure if regular will be on site this year, so there is always the chance it could be moved somewhere a bit further with more space.
It works out to an extra $120 for two people to do glamping, so if more space, nicer grass and flushing toilets sound worth it, then go for it. If you do, I'll bring a camping stove that I will selflessly let you use, and as any polite Canadian, you would share whatever you make with me.
If you're just coming to visit, pretty damn easy. Last year fox came for a beer and he literally just waved his wristband arm at the guy and walked right in (he didn't have a glamping wristband). Sneaking in a tent or something to sleep in will probably be all but impossible. Last year ky stayed with us for a couple nights by doing the old movie trick where someone brings out an extra wristband.
Last year it was directly beside the festival. You literally go through one gate and you are in the festival. Regular camping was in the parking lot of the previous year's festival, so it was mostly dirt and not much grass and they pack you in pretty tight. As far as getting to and from the fest glamping and regular camping are both right beside the fest.
They say they expanded camping this year, so there is a chance that they got more land down the road or whatever. Could end up being a lot nicer than last years camping, but could also end up a bit further away.
Got mine too, but didn't get camping because my work computer seems to have caught on that I spend a lot of time on ticketmaster. Hopefully camping lasts until I get home.
What type of camping are you planning on doing this year? glamping again?
Yeah I'll be glamping again. It's stupid expensive but I'm far too lazy to work out how to get to and from an offsite hotel or campground. Sounds like we'll have at least 6 of us in there (C mo, Mrs C mo, Iyad, Amanda, cara and I) so we can probably run the same scam as last year if you want.