I personally think that a festival, or any long roadtrip is a great way to gauge the strength of any relationship --this includes friends. If you cannot get along for a festival or long journey...well I seriously doubt your going to be spending a large chunk of life together. Having said that, Davers makes a point that the opposite is true, that you can have a great time and still not work out.
My girl and I are now 6 years strong...we have with out a doubt fought at multiple times, about multiple things, at multiple festivals...but never left without being each others other.
For many people a festival can be a very straining point on a relationship. , If you are worried about going with your girlfriend, then go and find out. Going to a festival, especially sasquatch ,is rarely (never) the wrong answer.
Becuase if she/he leaves you after Sasquatch, the festival has actually done you a favour.
Regardless, if you come through Seattle around the 4th, I've got a nice cold one with your name all over it my dude. Let us drown our sorrows together.
Didn't even know you were from Seattle. My girlfriend and are intentionally skipping Seattle on are way to Coachella, with the plans to make a separate trip there. Maybe this is a sign to go there then. I haven't looked, I wonder if there's any good shows that weekend.
To respond to the " fuck Sasquatch for the rest of eternity" sentiments...I realize this is a bummer, but to forever banning it is dumb. Sasquatch is the best, most magical place on earth, don't let Jive Nation's greed make you forget that.
Thanks dude. The vacation process is this massive deal that takes weeks to hammer out due to the amount of employees , and the different levels of senority. Basically I got super lucky to get any time off in summer months, because older employees that have kids always take the entire summer off, leaving only shitty months for new employees. I could cancel them , but because the picking has already happened , we have a blackout calendar which basically eliminates me picking any days in a row, and only in the undesirable months.
I'm sure I'll figure something to do that weekend--likely come down to the states for something else. Super dissapointed, especially since I missed sasquatch last year. Sad face, is sad.
So for my birthday my parents gave me the use of there brand new CRV to take to Coachella. This will save me like $600 from car rentals. Which means MORE FUN AT DISNEYLAND....YAYAYAYYAA
Do your parents know what coachella is? Do they realize that no matter how responsible you may be as their offspring, there are going to be thousands of drug-addled teeny boppers doing stupid things? I would give you $600 for your bday before I would let you take my new car. Their deductible is probably close to $600, and a broken headlight is $200 or $300. Oh well, old man rant over. Have fun at Disneyland.
Haha, dude. This was not at all my idea. I explained to them for over an hour how much risk is involved. Not only with the festival, but with the like 4000km round trip involved.
Having said that, I've never had an issue with damage to my car at any festival I've ever been so, except one time someone at sasquatch drew a sasquatch with pink pen on my hood...and I kept that shit there till it peeled off.
Regardless, my parents love me. Stop raining on my parade dude .
If your only concern is money, it is probably cheaper for 2 people to fly to LA and rent from there. Last year our rental from LAX came to just over $200 to and from Coachella. Flights were $250 return for me from Bellingham for myself. It is also way faster than driving all the way, obviously.
Wait, Davers...your telling me it's faster to fly? Mind, blown.
Jokes aside (appreciate the response btw), we have 3 weeks off, we are planning to spend the first two driving down, stopping in Seattle, Portland, San Fransico, DisneyLand for 2 days and then palm springs to relax at a friends, and then to the festival and back home. We will need a car for that amount of time --I have no car which makes this difficult. Budget, Avis and some others say unlimited kilometers/miles for that amount of time for under $500, I was just wondering if they are truly unlimited ( as Enterprise specifically says not including Cali). I know, I could like, call them. But I hate phoning anyone. So I was wondering if anyone knew.
I had no idea flights were so cheap though. So if all else fails that is good to know. Thanks.