It makes sense that comedians would the easiest to move; they travel light and in no particular direction. Plus, the comedy lineup was so lopsided in favor of July to begin with, this was kind a no brainer. Now if only they would confirm that Sandrider report...
Post by Professor Pancakes on Mar 25, 2014 11:10:54 GMT -5
Although the official policy is that you have to be in the car arriving at premier camping to get a premier wristband, I have heard tales of people who were able to get the gate folk to give them and extra wristband for a friend who wasn't in their car. I don't know what kind of story was used, and I'm sure most of it depends on the mood of the particular yellow shirt they're dealing with, but there is a little accounting leeway with the premier bands because they don't know ahead of time how many people will be in each vehicle. Basically, even if you don't get a premier pass, if your friends ask nicely enough and get lucky enough, they might be able to pull and extra band so you can at least go hang out with them, even if you can't park by them.
So that we not only get $50 off our May pass, we also get an extra day free? Ya, that would be cool, but it will never happen. I think what Cbatssaid was 100% correct. There is no way they would put themselves through the logistical nightmare of planning and executing an extra day just so they can lose even more money. May tickets have likely been selling pretty well already, so they have no motivation to give us anything more than what we've already paid for.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Mar 23, 2014 16:25:50 GMT -5
Gogol Bordello and Fuck Buttons were the two I was most hoping to see moved to May. GB is in Finland and Estonia Memorial Day Weekend, so they're out. Hopefully they reschedule a solo date somewhere. As far as I can tell, Julysquatch was the only US date that Fuck Buttons had scheduled this year all. I imagine it was a small miracle getting them booked the first place, so I'm praying for another miracle get them to Maysquatch. They are in France May 21 and 30, but small electronic acts travel much more easily than large bands, so there is still a small chance for them.
You guys are a bunch of whiny bitches if this is going to affect you going to Sasquatch this year or any other year.
It does because it shows that they were being disingenuous and misleading about the product that they were selling.
Remember when it was pointed out that the Bloody Beet Roots (sp? I'm not sober) were "double booked". How long did fuck nation intentionally allow people to schedule non refundable flights, vacation time, and other efforts only to have them fucking cancel half of an entire festival because "the Sasquatch community spoke."
How long did they know they were not going to put on July Squatch? That should reveal one of the many reasons some of us are reconsidering what sasquatch means to us.
Unfortunately, what Sasquatch means to us and what it means to JiveNation is nowhere close the same thing. This has been a long established and well known fact. Sasquatch is still magical to me and a big bowl of cash to them. That has not and will not change.