Just thought I'd throw it out there, if you ever need a replacement manager hit me up. I'm heavily involved in hockey pools, both as a participant and commissioner. I have everything from standard pools to Dynasty teams on the go right now and am always up for more. Very active manager. On a side note, HEY EMPTYFOX- are we in a pool together?? In a Yahoo Fantasy league I am in (Hart's Hat Trick) there is a team with the same name as yours (I think it's yours) "Don't Toews Me Bro"... small world if we are!
1. Primus 2. Sigur Ros 3. Death Grips 4. Elvis Costello 5. Mumford (*Gasp*) 6. Japandroids 7. Father John Misty 8. Rap music (El-P, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Killer Mike...Snacks really nailed it this year!) 9. Lumineers 10. Dropkick Murphys ...Wilde Bell, Grimes, Rose Windows, and Tame Impala are sitting at 10a, 10b, 10c, and 10d.
I enjoy premiere camping because of the availability of free hot showers ( I have never waited more than 5 minutes and I find it a good way to "reset" myself for the next round of awesomeness). The Thunder closets are cleaned more often as well.
The spaciousness of the sites is also great because there is less chance of people stumbling through your camp (the obnoxious/incoherent kind of stumbling which leads to falling on or through your tent). Personally I also feel there is less theft. Maybe it's because it's not as crowded so people are not wondering in and out of sites that are not theirs as much(I have a lot of friends who have been ripped off in District 9, although single day tickets could have also attributed to that... or just assholes).
Also, with the camping area being bigger it allows for the ability to walk to a party or to take some space and catch some sleep (I find it a bit quieter). For me however the best part is the shuttle as I have been going with my 2 kids and at 1 a.m. it's nice to catch a ride back to the campsite as they are usually pretty bagged from going so hard all day!
All that being said, if you have never done District 9 then you haven't had the full Sasquatch experience!
Love the Phish story Wonk. I remember back in the day when we would pull up to a grocery store or truck stop close to a venue where the Dead would be playing and be able to meet dozens of other people going. Building a rapport with the potential ticket seller was key. I have been "miracled" before with a finger in the air and also by simply having a "need a miracle" sign on my dashboard.
Alas, those days are gone and Wonk is right, every year is different. Last year the tickets lasted a very long time due to the expectation of single day passes being released. This year most folks finally accepted that single days are gone and I foresee Sasquatch being a festival that sells out quickly because of this.
My rule of thumb for purchasing tickets off of people that will not be able to use them is this: I will usually pay around $20-25 more than face value if I really want to go because I know from experience that when you buy tickets for a group of friends and then one bails they probably haven't paid the buyer yet so that person is stuck with the ticket. Sure everyone pays for their tickets eventually but there is still the credit card interest to factor in, and I am willing to help with that. With tickets and whatever else is on a credit card + all the interest from hanging onto a ticket from a possible presale purchase in November until they sell it (say May)... well anyways, I wouldn't lose sleep or feel like I am supporting scalping at around $20 above face.
BUT MAKE SURE YOU WAIT UNTIL THE WRISTBANDS ARE ISSUED UNLESS YOU KNOW THE PERSON!