Sorry. You make valid points, but in my experience in complaining, or, questioning their philosophies, all I got was, "it's in writing, plain as day" blah, blah, blah. And the attitude of "hey, we're doing you a favor by having this concert" blah, blah, blah. I hope you have better luck with them.
ha ha.. yes I know what you mean with the bla bla stuff...however I have also learned that MANY people make their rules as they go....some may be day employees, or even event coordinators that make an internal decision without offical approval. In a situation such as this...where safety, is not the concern but equity for event go-ers , THERE HAS TO BE AN OFFICIAL POLICY....IN WRITING...THAT IS ON THE GROUNDS AND IN THE CITY FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO VIEW!! It cannot be a decision made by a few. There is no solid basis, explanation, justifiction for the issues I've raised. To say to a festival attendee, who may be a per day attendee, they must stay within the festival confines for the duration of the event is akin to being held "hostage". But yet the campers can come and go? It is early, I am just beginning to rattle a few cages. They do not know who I am....yet.
are you done??
goldenvoice has been running shows for decades and festivals of this magnitude for close to 10 years. how many shows, festivals especially, let you go in and out of the venue? none that i have been to in california over the last 15 years. and to say it is an issue of safety is ridiculous. coachella fest does not allow in and outs of any kind. you should be happy that it is even an option for stagecoach. don't like it? start your own festival. i think goldenvoice knows what they are doing.
would it be fair for someone with an rv to come and invite 30 of their friends to come and take over the site even if they aren't going to the show or spending the weekend there? no. otherwise local residents would probably show up, too, just to hang out and party, creating even more of a clusterf**k in terms of parking, etc. with the wristbands it will keep crowds controlled to a certain extent and keep things from getting out of control. it also costs a lot of money to run the thing. only collecting money on a per rv basis would not be enough to make it financially feasible. the answers are pretty basic.
i'm guessing there are no ins and outs for non campers because of traffic control and parking lot issues. what if thousands of people decided they wanted to go to their cars and leave for a few hours to get something to eat, run back to the hotel, etc. it would be a nightmare with all of those people leaving while possibly hundreds to thousands more are trying to arrive. can you imagine the nightmare it would be in a dirt parking lot with people going every which way the whole day? that is a safety issue. once again, the answers are pretty obvious.
I can certainly understand the need to prevent traffic going in and out of the car park all day, but is the car park "outside" the festival site? What I want to know is can I leave stuff in my car and pick it up sometime during the day? Or will they not let me out to the car park and then back in??
regular attendee's are not allowed to go in and out to their cars. only people with camping wristbands are allowed to do so.
there is actually a great option, though. you can rent a locker for the weekend that is inside the festival grounds. i think a small one runs $48 and if you return the key at the end of the weekend you get $20 back for the key deposit, so $28 overall.
The "parking" is not close to the campground - and the campground entry is seperate from the non campers. If you really want in and out - have a camping friend buy you a camp ground wrist band - put it on, and you can go in and out of the CAMP ground entry. Simple. And yes - it will cost $50.00 - and Stagecoach is in this for a profit.
if they are college kids tell them to get a job and pay for their own camping tickets. problem solved. don't want to pay for an rv? get a tent and camp in the other lot and then you only have to pay the camping fee.
and the fees are not exorbitant at all, not really sure what you are going on about. breaks down to what, $12.50/night?
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boy you are a piece of work..you must not have a family, friends or a mom that loves you. you're sad. I sure hope I don't run into you at the festival...but then you may be the one sitting in the drunk tank all weekend.!!!!
why is it bad for a college kid to help out with the expenses for a weekend? you still wipe their asses, too?
...and my family life is great, thanks for assuming, though! douche.
figured most people would stay for 4 nights, not 5...so my math is right on.
and where have i bashed college kids? because i said they should contribute to the cost of the weekend? sorry, that's what i would do if i was a responsible 18 year old and was raised well by my parents.
nice to know you have a motor home...must be nice to get out of the double-wide for a weekend.
Last year my husband and I stayed at a B&B nearby and I had concerns about the no in & out thing, but we rented a locker and we were pretty happy with it. It was on the far side of the festival, but it held every thing we needed for the day and night (sunblock, light jackets, souvenirs we bought etc). For us, it really wasn't that bad not being able to go in & out.
Thank you.... that helps. I'm assuming they checked your bags at the gate, and that your own snacks and beverages weren't allowed, right? Did they really take the spray bottles too? Read that on one of the posts. They seem pretty flexible with the chairs which is good news.
They didn't really do a thorough search. They just asked me to open my bag and that was it. We read that you weren't allowed to bring drinks or food, so we didn't. Glad I could offer you some help
It isnt that bad regarding the food. Tons of options!! There are plenty of places to relax and enjoy. Consider it like a day at D-land, once you are in there, there is plenty to do on top of the concerts. It is nice for the campers in and out, guess that is what we get for our EXPENSIVE $50 per person fee.
I also agree with you that it is high priced in MY opinion. Last year I won tickets so I was barely able to afford the camping for just two of us. But this year at the prices and having to probably buy tickets, unfortunately we wont be able to attend, and that is sad for many people. But my parents offered for me to stay at their place aobut 1/2 mile away at nights so I can go IF I can afford the couple hundred to get in! hehehe.
Last year there were tons on questions, seems couldnt get all of them straight. We got there and some rules/laws changed. So just go with an open mind and have fun. You will leave happy, I promise, it was a blast!
If y'all find a deal like that please post or PM me and let me know. As of right now, I have not paid for anything, I'm hoping that somehow I'm going to catch a lucky break. I need a new pair of boots anyway, so if I can even get a discount by purchasing something I need anyway, I'll do it!