ha its a pretty fun festi. 24 hours of music is awesome.
only complaints are... soundsystem needs to be better and the weather blows. 90% humidity and 90+ degrees every day.
according to http://www.twistedmusic.com/tours/
it will be a DJ set; but Shpongle was initially listed as a performing band on the Wakarusa website
there's a band called The Pimps of Joytime
Is anyone going to Waka this year? I just bought my ticket and camping pass. I've heard the camping scene and environment are amazing. Plus, there are some great bands playing this year.
I read that you could fish in a lake and in the river there. Is this true? Do you bring your own fishing pole and bait? That sounds badass. I know there is frisbee golf and canoeing as well. I'm flying to Tulsa with my gf and then driving the rest of the way, so I'm trying to get all my camping and travel stuff ready soon.
If anyone could give me some knowledge from experience or insider info on camping, things to bring, tips, etc., I would really appreciate it. I plan on arriving early Thursday if you wanna say whats up and load one up.
Thanks and peacccccce.
I went to the old Kansas location, but this will be my first time on the mountain. Speaking with friends that went last year, main stage camping is a non-stop party and anything and everything is floating around. As for fishing, I'm pretty sure you must provide all your own gear and such. This is going to be an awesome weekend!
15 days, even if you hipsters don't care!
I didn't see a 2013 thread and since there are so few of us here, guess this is the current thread. I just picked up two tics and ADA camping (it's always so fucking close you can go back to camp because you forgot your cigs or something and it is no big deal.) So if anyone is going from the board, lets chat. I don't think I will have any room for hitchers though because I think we are going to the Roo the next run. Fuck Waka runs thru June 1st and Roo isn't till the 13th. We may just head home to refresh but geez that is an extra 2k added to the round trip. I have places to stay in Tn but for 2 weeks lolz.....hummmmm.....cr****
Runs through June 2, but you wouldn't leave until June 3 I assume. Then getting to Bonnaroo a day early isn't a bad thing to avoid that damn line so that's the 12. You'd have 9 full days to run back to CO. With that money you're better off finding a good route and checking out some stuff.
My buddy's band Jon Wayne and the Pain will be playing there this year.
Part 2 of 3 was released today
in addition to
Final lineup. I like it a lot. Best small-medium festival there is ...cr****
The Black Crowes
Yonder Mountain String Band
Of Monsters and Men
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Los Amigos Invisibles
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Del The Funky Homosapien
The Polish Ambassador
Shovels & Rope
The Bright Light Social Hour
Band of Heathens
Wick-it the Instigator
Janover & reSUNator
Lord T & Eloise
The Apache Relay
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
The Brothers Comatose
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Jon Wayne and The Pain
David Wax Museum
Spirit Family Reunion
The Last Bison
Mountain Standard Time
The Magic Beans
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
The Ben Miller Band
The 1 oz. Jig!
My friend Eitch is playing this fest! she's awesome
her music's out there but it's not bad
Hey let me know when they are playing and I will try to catch them for sure. Give me a name or something of yours and I will make a sign welcoming them to the stage. cr****
This is the guy I know (singer, Jon Wayne). He is playing the main stage, not sure the day but just said before Snoop Lion some time.
That Eitch is pretty nice
Yea I thought the tunes were a great morning listen. They will be good on a stage during the day.,
Ods you don't have to make excuses for your friends band. Better than anything I have ever composed lolz......I don't usually beg, but if anyone who has friends playing at Waka and you are not going, hook me up with the band so I might get some perks. It's a family affair......cr****
Oh shit, Band of Heathens! Hell yeah. Those guys are from Austin and they fucking slay, I highly recommend checking them out, Ron.
Don't be fooled by the acoustic shit, they throw down hard when they're plugged-in.
EDIT:And I had no idea the Black Crowes were back from hiatus. Hell yes.
Ha! I wasn't making excuses, I just don't think it's everyone's cup of tea. She's a chill, sexy girl though! Go see her for sure
I had to look up Fun festy. Looks like a good one but not jammy enough for me. Actually I have never done any of the Austin ie: SXSW, etc. so it might be somewhere I need to go this year. It's about a month after BM so let's see if I survive that :) cr****
If I thought I could convince a couple of my friends to go to this festival, I would be there. I like this lineup, and the price is right. Isn't it hot as shit in Arkansas though?
I've never done a link before. Guess this is how you do it. It's about 30 pics from Waka....cr****
Nope I hit the link and it gives anyone full control of my library haha....
Generic pics of Waka ....cr****
How many people show up on average? How relaxed is the festival? Those pictures are great, can you please share more? I'm seriously considering this festival cause of the solid lineup and adventure aspect.
Here is a quote from some rag about the top festivals in the US....
“The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a 4-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. Born in 2004, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a diverse and eclectic lineup featuring over 70 artists. The 2004 and 2005 bills perked the interest of both devout and casual music fans alike. Fans that made the trip to Wakarusa left with unforgettable stories of the music and the beautiful surroundings. In 2006, Wakarusa returned and quickly established itself as a premiere, grassroots event in the nationwide outdoor music scene. Attracting folks from all 50 U.S. States and 5 countries, the 2006 event featured over 100 artists, 7 stages and over 4 days of non-stop music and entertainment. The 2007 and 2008 events again featured over 100s of artists and drew attendees from all 50 U.S. States and several countries. 2009 marked the event’s first year at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.”
It said the attendance is somewhere about 60k I think. Not as many sparkle ponies as Coachella, a lot of kids and families,moon shine from the locals ala' the Roo, the drugs flow, the hot air balloon floats, open fires, lakes right there (I don't remember if you can get in them), and some of the best musicians of any particular instrument you can think of. cr****
If I don't end up going to Coachella, I think I might end up trying this out.