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    Default Festivals, from the other side...

    So my city is currently hosting a four-day rock festival...

    http://bottlerocknapavalley.com/lineup

    ...and it's literally across the street from my house!

    For the second day now I'm chillin' in my yard, drinking a beer and watching as THOUSANDS of people walk past my house into the event. Not to mention the amount of extra people out partying in our town! Absolutely crazy!

    I'll be off in a few hours to spin my second of five after-parties this weekend!

    Has anyone else here had any huge festivals descend on their home? We are a tourist town, but we've never had to deal with 30,000 people at once before.

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    very cool, have fun man!
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    Id be settin up the gear on my porch and inviting the crew over for a mini festival block party. lol
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    awsome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellnegative View Post
    Id be settin up the gear on my porch and inviting the crew over for a mini festival block party. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeintox View Post
    Has anyone else here had any huge festivals descend on their home?
    Yep, i had the Heineken Jammin Festival for 5 years (2007-2011) about a kilometer from home. It was a massive, 3-day festival, almost 70k people a day. Crazy times...

    Huge names, also, the police, pearl jam, linkin park, coldplay, sex pistols, 30 seconds to mars, cypress hill, black eyed peas, and so on and so forth..
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    Update: Bad Religion is playing in my front yard. Oh. Fuck. Yes.

    My after-parties have been pretty chill so far, got to meet artists Chuck Sperry and Zoltron!

    Oh, and soundcheck wakes me up at 9:30 every morning.
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    I live very close to where the Glastonbury Festival is held, so (almost) every year 125K+ revellers descend on a corner of Somerset, not including the artists and people working there.

    It is always amuses me, people who haven't got any idea about country side life visit from more urban areas and try to 'act' the part i.e. wellies (which haven't seen mud ever in their lifetime), drink cider (yeah, coz that's all we drink down here isn't it?! ; ) and bang on about how they love the countryside, but haven't got a clue about how it is run/managed.

    Any way I'm going again this year, it is an awesome festival
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    Roskilde festival here in Denmark isn't too far away from me. It peaks at around 80k people. Last year when Bruce Springsteen played it was packed. Could be heard 15 km away
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeintox View Post
    So my city is currently hosting a four-day rock festival...

    http://bottlerocknapavalley.com/lineup

    ...and it's literally across the street from my house!

    For the second day now I'm chillin' in my yard, drinking a beer and watching as THOUSANDS of people walk past my house into the event. Not to mention the amount of extra people out partying in our town! Absolutely crazy!

    I'll be off in a few hours to spin my second of five after-parties this weekend!

    Has anyone else here had any huge festivals descend on their home? We are a tourist town, but we've never had to deal with 30,000 people at once before.
    I won 4 day VIP passes to BottleRock on Wednesday afternoon. I was stoked until I found out it started Wednesday night, fuck. I tried to sort things out so I can make it up there by Friday with no luck. I'm still bummed about it. The stand up comedy alone would have been worth the 6 hour drive from SoCal but seeing Violent Femmes, X, The Shins, Primus... arrrrg, I'm still pissed. Being a responsible adult really sucks sometimes.

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