I was sort of on the thought that Pemberton was going to be called off this year, will be interesting to see what they do come up with though. I figured that once Squamish was 3/4 sold out they would pack it in.
We were thinking about going there instead, but the pricing was higher than Squamish to have a decent camp spot and didn't think it was worth the speculation. A Bruno in the hand is worth two in the bush?
Yeah, it is a bit of a setback this year, but it is a yearly trip for a friend and I, was a tough sell to the wives though when we could have gone to Mexico for the same price. The cost is high, but as my one solo trip a year I can deal with it, there was no way we were going to sit in the squallor of the regular camping, it was pretty bad over there last year. Too old for that shit now.
The camping area is the back half of last years glamping area, from the tree line over. It is a camping area for the rest of the year. We will have our own showers etc again and a personal concierge apparently. They said that they are working on other benefits as well, whatever that may be. Will be nice over in the treed area, have a bit of shade and maybe get the hammock set up.
50 is the number, I have been told there will be a bit more than the 15x15 as well.
I'll throw in early on your sticks this year if you do it again, just PM me.
We were torn on where to stay and actually found Yurts at Eagle Vista campground, next to the festival. They have 2 versions, a hotel-like one on their site, which Brand Live take every year, and a few tent only ones, hard sides and a dome top, 16 feet across with a patio. They are reasonably priced too, might be worth checking out if you decide to go.
We ended up going with the vip camping anyways as we wanted to be in the festival grounds and we spend most of the time lounging around the camp site.
I asked them who would be feeding me the grapes and was told that position has yet to be filled.
I heard they will be mailed, like Sasquatch. I think this year would have been alot smoother if only the bands worked. My original GA band never ended up working, at any scanner. I got a vip band on Friday though and that worked like a charm
There was also a ticket issue, all the presale and some of the regular home printed tickets didn't get entered in the database properly and therefore wouldn't scan, they had one woman with the ability to manually enter the numbers and give a wristband, between all the people coming through. We were at the parking lot at 11:30 and it took about an hour, the regular camping cars were already lined to the highway though.
As far as other organization goes, I think things were pretty smooth, could do with some more garbage and definitely more recycling in the glamping and I assume camping areas. Last year there were alot more bins and things didn't get as messy.
Apparently he walked into one of the side gates in the general camping and got into a tent after the food, then wandered about before being herded out. The organizers had a bear coordinator and team so I think it was well planned for.
I heard there were lots outside the grounds the whole time, drawn by the smells etc. but they generally didn't want to come in.
We left out lots of food as well, and I was watching people throw pans of fat and grease around the perimeter, total bear bait!
Hi Kymess, it's actually regular camping. Looking back to the original first day prices Davers is close to the price. I spent almost 600 as we bought the glamping, sorry for the confusion. I offered the 500 as it's alot less than the current price, I don't think I would consider that scalping, but a mod is free to let me know or remove my posts. It's alot cheaper than current costs though, thought it would be nice to offer to the folks here.
The value printed on them is 0.00 as they are comps from a radio contest. I spent $290 x 2 for ours, with the vip camping instead of the regular camping. Really just looking to recoup our costs, but lowered that here. It is still less than they have cost for quite some time and a good deal for those looking to buy tickets currently.
If this is against anything here please let me know and I will delete these posts.
As an aside I would also throw in $20 towards your glowsticks.
I have 2 tickets and 2 regular camping passes I am selling as a set (bought on the first day, then won these ones). I can sell them for $500 and a friendly beer to anyone here if you still need, current price is like $650 or something silly like that. I am in Victoria.
Bunch more camping released, apparently the vip camping area is extended into the crew area from last year. Not sure how far, there were some pretty cool areas back there. Bringing the hammock just in case.