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!
...and if you need more clarity what i said was - hey i have a suggestion, I have seen this band so I feel it's an educated decision, wait, what? you guys wanna get witty and shit, ok.... alright, I'm not here to make enemy's things are going a bit too far... SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND, I AM DONE!
I feel for the girl the girl/noob who was banned. I seemed to have started off on the wrong foot as well. In a witty retort to a comment made about me HG jumped in for some season and the two of us had jabs at one another. After having acouple guys came at me it kinda felt like a Frat boy hazing where everyone is trying to see what the noob is made of. HG and I went back and forth, done was done, no harm no foul. I definitely didn't come here to make enemies or bring (or receive) any negativity. I get that alot of you have been here awhile so it's fun stickin' it to the noobs, maybe sometimes it goes abit too far. Anyways, I just thought I'd offer that up, just an opinion. Hope we're cool HG.
Don't think you're out of jail because HG likes you now. I don't believe in frat boy hazing. I welcome all noobs, always have. I believe in telling people who make stupid fucking comments how stupid their fucking comments are. I error on the side of coddling noobs actually.
You made a stupid fucking comment in the balloon thread, and I called you out for it. Then you made stupid fucking replies including, "lol u mad bro," followed by the ultra pretentious "I've seen Primus, and you haven't, you would understand if you've seen them," followed by, "I'm ready to battle any of you motherfuckers who disagree with me." You followed that with, "bring it on, I'm ready to battle," before stating, "I'm above internet battles," which is also extremely pretentious. By the time I had a chance to respond, the rest of the board had already told you how fucking stupid your idea is, so I didn't need to add to the fury.
I have no problem with anyone on this board, but if you feel the need to spout off stupid shit, I will call you out for it. Just because HG likes you doesn't mean I do.
Pro tip: A phrase starting with the letter "a" doesn't mean it should be combined into one word. For example, "A sshole" is not a word, just like "acouple," "alot," or "abit," are not words. Thank me later.
ouch, my feeling. if all you got is punctuation and grammar then you better step back son. Once again here you are late to the party still going off about shit that went on light years ago. If your dick is as big as your ego then your girlfriend must me one happy lady. What's done is done, get the fuck over it.
Aww, don't do that 5kater. I was just getting attached to it. Anyway, doesn't matter, because if you stick around for any great period of time you'll find that most of us are going to keep referring to you as 5kater anyway.
We're cool, 5kater. Don't feel bad for the girl/noob, though; the difference between her and you is that you apparently have a sense of humor, whereas she was obviously looking for offense.
For the record, what tipped the scales was that she immediately resorted to reporting posts while I was still actively trying to help her. It's not like she was looking to be a part of this community anyway; she was just looking for the kind of information that rich assholes need. I might even have ended up regretting it if I hadn't gotten more than a dozen emails from her over the course of yesterday afternoon in which she said plenty of things which would have gotten her legitimately banned. So we can just say that I had a premonition and leave it at that.
Oh hey, biff: fuck you. I may not be able to ban you -- although obviously that hasn't stopped me in the past, wonk wonk wonk -- but I CAN turn every last one of your idiotic posts into gifs of a squirrel digging a hole in the ground, if I want. I may be a little bitch, but at least I'm not a shitty meathead bro who is incapable of intellectual argument and threatens strangers with violence over the internet as if you were able to reach through your computer screen and punch me in the nose. If I'm a little bitch, then this little bitch is one shit-fucking-ton smarter than you, and that's more than enough for me. Fucker.
Cool. Just for that I have removed the "5kater" from my "darth5kater" and my visible name will now be Darth, just for you HG