So following a sporting event, even if it's a team you've followed all your life, doesn't make sense at Sasquatch, only because you don't like sports?
I never said I don't like sports. I don't like watching most sports other than Rugby, Hockey, and the Seahawks. A comparable relation for me would be politics, international affairs, congressional votes, etc. I straight up try to leave it behind at the entrance to Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, etc. An example of this would be in 2012. One of my friends and someone I mentored while a cadet in ROTC, his Kiowa Scout help was shot down and killed in Afghanistan the day before Bonnaroo. I had to leave it at the campground. I didn't want to take the bad vibes with me. I knew his wife, his children, his family, I had worked with him for nearly 4 years. There's just some things you shouldn't take with you when you enter the cave. To me, everything that is not happening right where you are at that moment of time at Sasquatch,Bonnaroo, Coachella, etc., is completely and utterly meaningless and has no power or influence over your life at the moment.
Now imagine watching that team you followed your entire life get crushed that very morning, night, etc. Why would you want that possibility to ruin your fun time when you could be lounging back, staring up at a beautiful morning sky at a beautiful venue, and munching on the biggest corn chip you ever damn saw.
That's my two cents on that. I think it's a decent way to live given the short amount of time we have to live.
Depends on how you define "truth." If you want to fuck with me, I'm game. You're out of your league though.
Start popping the corn all.
I don't want to fuck with anyone. It's just a matter of perspective to some but from a subjective point of view I think my statement wins out. For me, deciding to monitor anything outside of a camping/non-city music festival is an exercise in futility. You either will have to put in extra effort, planning, or dedicate time commitments to work out a means to watch a game/event/match etc. You're taking away from the experience you should have when you chune in, turn on, drop out, to one fettered with commitments to outside events that just do not matter in that moment.
Go with the flow, drop what you brought at the edge of the campground and pick it up when you leave.
I found out last summer that most of what I can get into a festival can fit into one of those cheap drawstring backpacks, so I decided to pass on the lockers. The only thing I ever worry about is sunglasses. I even tried buying cheap ones, and they can broken in a day. I already got around that by buying a hard case for sunglasses. I do worry about my little camera, but I think if I keep it in the case and wrap it in a shirt or something it'll be ok too.
I get too chipped out to worry about that shit. All I need now is a slip with my info and I'll be golden. No need to constantly check pockets, carry cash, etc.
Post by Goldbart der Hexenmeister on Apr 29, 2014 16:12:51 GMT -5
Dudes we've have friends break up, social faux pas crossed and friendships ruined, etc.
We're less than a month away from Sasquatch. Let's just get through this and enjoy the fact that in about 26 days we are going to be enjoying the gorge in the good company of many folks.
A little thick skin all around. Life is tough let's not burn our bridges to folks who are more similar to us than the 95% of the outside world that thinks we're weirdos and wasting out lives listening to good chunes and music festivals.
For the record, I got an email back from the RFID squad at Sasquatch:
"The idea is to register the wristband under the name of person wearing it. This allows us to help people at the Box Office should a problem arises with the wrist for which they are not the original purchaser. Seeing how your wife is wearing the wristband, I will assume you are both going together to the festival? should she have any problems with the wristband over the weekend you would need to accompany her to the Box Office as we will be able to help you as the registered owner."
I'm registering Burrito's ticket as Gorgon the World Eater.