Post by FortSteuben on Dec 13, 2013 14:09:45 GMT -5
My friends and I are looking for a second festival since they are moving All Good out of Ohio (rumored). With this initial lineup its looking like this may happen for us. Plus being over Memorial Day Weekend I would only have to take one day off of work. What are some pros and cons of this fest?
Post by SilentEyedStorm on Dec 13, 2013 14:34:00 GMT -5
I have never been, but as a local I will give a friendly warning to all who plan on going.....Just like at any festival local police presence on roads leading into Chillicothe is heavy. They will pull you over for anything. Be sure you're vehicle is in proper working order, you aren't speeding and all passengers are wearing their seatbelts....even in the backseat (Illinois law). Putnam county tends to be the worst. It's a tiny county, but they get a lot of revenue from ticketing/prosecuting traveling Scampers each year. I know this is all common sense and any seasoned festie would know these things.....just a reminder
Yes. I figured this was an implied pro, lol. Those two bands plus the three days of Umph are the primary reasons we are considering SummerCamp. Im talking more about camping, security, logistics and band overlap, overall vibes of the festival, etc.,
This Must Be the Band is a Talking Heads cover band, and they are legit. Old Shoe puts on their own small fest around Labor Day, they are mostly jam but will cover the Dead and Floyd. Henhouse Prowlers are traditional bluegrass and Chicago Farmer is a folk singer. Family Groove Co. is mostly jam that will cover almost anything at any given time. Brainchild might surprise you if you have never seen/heard them. As for the fest, I like the laid back security at the stages -- for camping we get a primitive RV pass and camp by our car. It's great. I've been going to Summercamp for almost 7 yrs now so it's hard for me to describe it to a new comer, but I will say play it cool and you will be able to get all the beer/booze etc in that you want. Just don't be captain obvious about it.
Post by FortSteuben on Feb 9, 2014 12:29:21 GMT -5
I have a question for past summer camp patrons.
My group and I are going to SummerCamp but we were not going to go for the pre-party because we all cant get the extra day off. We are making a 7.5 hr trip, and we planned on leaving Thursday Evening after everyone gets off work. I see that the gates open at 8 am on Friday for non-pre party pass holders. My question is can I buy a pre-party pass even if I am going to miss most of the events of that day? I would probably be arriving at like 1 a.m. Is there a certain time will they wont let you in even with a pre-pass? Because an extra 30 bucks seems like a good deal to cut the line and get a better spot/some rest before the Fest truly starts on Friday.
May 15th-18th - Hangout fest
May 23rd-25th - Summer Camp fest
June 6th-7th - Infrasound fest
June 14th - Spring Awakening
June 20th - Widespread Panic
June 26th-29th - Electric Forest
July 17th-19th - Phish
July 25th - Umphrey's Mcgee
Aug 2nd - Lollapalooza
Aug 29th-31st - North Coast
Sept 11th - 14th - Phases of the Moon