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 #15924  by jck_strw
 Sat May 05, 2007 7:06 pm
Anyone going? Moving to CO allows me to have a reasonable chance to attend, so I'm going this year. Lineup looks great--RailRoad Earth, The Avett Brothers, New Monsoon, The Lee Boys and Perpetual Groove are some of the lesser known bands I'm looking forward to seeing.

 #15931  by phreaker
 Sun May 06, 2007 8:39 am
I'm so glad someone brought this up! You have probably heard some of the horror stories from years past, but it's basically a garuntee that there will be no more checkpoints or roadstops on the way into the festival, no more cops prowling campgrounds, and no more hidden cameras. people are coming for the music, and that's it. it will be a blast this year. i could tell you everything about it, or you could join the wakarusa forums. it's a very active message board and lots of chill people get on it from around the country. all your questions will be answered there.

 #15937  by pharewellphish
 Sun May 06, 2007 3:17 pm
see you guys there. im pumped

 #15965  by lostsailor8782
 Mon May 07, 2007 1:07 pm
phreaker wrote:I'm so glad someone brought this up! You have probably heard some of the horror stories from years past, but it's basically a garuntee that there will be no more checkpoints or roadstops on the way into the festival, no more cops prowling campgrounds, and no more hidden cameras. people are coming for the music, and that's it. it will be a blast this year. i could tell you everything about it, or you could join the wakarusa forums. it's a very active message board and lots of chill people get on it from around the country. all your questions will be answered there.

Road stops and check points? What the ... when was this ... this is my first year going to Wakarusa but I am not interested in a concentration camp ... whats up ?

 #15968  by jck_strw
 Mon May 07, 2007 1:48 pm
lostsailor8782 wrote:
phreaker wrote:I'm so glad someone brought this up! You have probably heard some of the horror stories from years past, but it's basically a garuntee that there will be no more checkpoints or roadstops on the way into the festival, no more cops prowling campgrounds, and no more hidden cameras. people are coming for the music, and that's it. it will be a blast this year. i could tell you everything about it, or you could join the wakarusa forums. it's a very active message board and lots of chill people get on it from around the country. all your questions will be answered there.

Road stops and check points? What the ... when was this ... this is my first year going to Wakarusa but I am not interested in a concentration camp ... whats up ?
That was last year's experience. Totally over-the-top, gestapo like actions. Night scopes, infrared devices, special surveillance equipment brought in last year just for the festival. They were busting people who were (safely) ensconced in their tents. Bullshit of the highest order.

 #15982  by phreaker
 Mon May 07, 2007 5:31 pm
the 2006 festival was a perfect example of why we should have a more libertarian government, but i dont want to get into politics.

most people at the fest last year said they had a great time. people were going nuts for the longest time afterwords, and then word of this got out, and it lost many supporters. the promoters and organizers of the fest had no idea what was going on security wise. since the land is owned by the state, the state deals with the security, not the organizers.

the promoters and organizers are VERY chill people, and basically are the same types of people you would regularly find at a festival. they are assuring everyone that none of that would happen again. the ONLY way the same things could be repeated is if the state spent 250,000 bucks on equipment, since everything last year was from a free demo from a company in california. there are bigger fish to catch with a quarter mill.

ive been going since it started, and i have faith in it. most people have faith in it again. ticket sales are on par with last years, which had more people than the two before it.

 #16293  by jck_strw
 Tue May 15, 2007 7:59 am
I got my ticket yesterday. Let the good times roll...

Anyone take a look at the schedule? Gonna be some late, late nights.

 #16325  by phreaker
 Tue May 15, 2007 8:05 pm
It's a crazy feeling you get when you're jamming to some crazy band like New Monsoon, and an hour into their set you notice the sun start rising.

this fest is gonna be cRaZy