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    Default Camping option confusion...

    EDIT: there is no confusion, buy a damn camping ticket and you are all set. Every person needs a camping ticket who enters the camping area, there is only one type of camping ticket (+ one type of RV ticket), and we get 5 times the space as previous years.

    Quote Originally Posted by emtgreg View Post
    What is there to clarify? You buy a ticket, you get a spot. When they have sold as many tickets as they have spots, they stop selling tickets. Is this hard to comprehend?

    If you want to camp, you have to have a camping ticket, if you have car, you use the ticket to enter the campground with your car, if you don't have a car and you take the bus, the train, an airplane, a zebra, david bowies borrowed jet pack, or your own two feet to get to the polo fields, then you present the camping ticket and festival ticket to enter the grounds and get a spot to set up your tent. Basically, you get one spot for every ticket, if you don't have a car, you go to the tent camp-ground, if you have a car, you go to the car campground.
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    Your friends just need a festival ticket to get into the camping area, I think. From the layaway ticket page:

    Your car and as many people or tents you can cram into that spot (as long as it’s not against the rules) is fine with us. Everyone entering Car camping is required to have a festival ticket.

    Hope that helps?

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    Everyone in the car will prolly get a camping wristband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3imaginaryboys View Post
    Your friends just need a festival ticket to get into the camping area, I think. From the layaway ticket page:

    Your car and as many people or tents you can cram into that spot (as long as itís not against the rules) is fine with us. Everyone entering Car camping is required to have a festival ticket.

    Hope that helps?
    I saw that, but it still seems unclear. If you can haul 8 people into camping for the same $55 it formerly cost one person, this is an under publicized cost reduction compared to previous years!

    And it still doesn't explain if the "Tent only camping" listed on the Layaway page will be a separate (cheaper?) ticket made available at a later date. My recepit said "Car/Tent" camping. Is the camp-next-to-your-car option first come first served? Will late arrivals be stuck hauling their gear from a distant parking lot like previous years? Formerly, the spots were 8x8, so even if you wanted 6 friends to come and pitch next to you, there was no space. In prior years, if you wanted to camp together you would have to arrive together so you could be assigned spaces next to each other on a first come, first served basis. I read what you quoted as meaning: "whoever wants to (from RV camping, tent camping, car camping) can come join you if they fit in the new, much larger 10'x30' space"

    Don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled if you what you understood was correct, I am just not 100% sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Everyone in the car will prolly get a camping wristband.

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    That would be friggen sweet. I just need to know for sure, so I can tell people "I have the (one!) camping ticket covered. You all need to buy me booze."
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    Here:

    10x30 Camping Spot $55 (this time we are selling spots, not per person and cars will be allowed to park within the purchased spot. Please see detailed information about car and tent camping below.) Every car entering the Car camping area must have (1) Car camping spot ticket to enter.

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    Bear with me if I am being a retard... and setting aside how many people I can stuff into my clown car and if the the new rules = 'One car-full, one ticket'.......

    Did my layaway ticket guarantee me a spot for the car or not? It says "Car camping" is limited, and that "Tent only camping" is a different area than car camping. My receipt says "Car/Tent Camping", and I saw no option on the layaway to select "Tent Only Camping". I am starting to feel like a moron, or a lawyer.

    Fuck it... In 2002 I arrived on the Greyhound bus with comped weekend passes, and pitched my tent in the parking lot. My only expenses were drugs, water and churros. This year will kick ass no matter WTF the camping situation is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Everyone in the car will prolly get a camping wristband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettydirtything View Post
    Bear with me if I am being a retard... and setting aside how many people I can stuff into my clown car and if the the new rules = 'One carful, one ticket'.......

    Did my layaway ticket guarantee me a spot for the car or not? It says "Car camping" is limited, and that "Tent only camping" is a different area than car camping. My receipt says "Car/Tent Camping", and I saw no option on the layaway to select "Tent Only Camping". I am starting to feel like a moron, or a lawyer.
    No, believe me, most were confused about this for days. Anyways, to be frank, one car camping pass covers everyone coming in with you in one vehicle. Car/Tent camping applies to either, but obviously is for you to use for car camping, that is, if you get there before it's all full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettydirtything View Post
    Bear with me if I am being a retard... and setting aside how many people I can stuff into my clown car and if the the new rules = 'One car-full, one ticket'.......

    Did my layaway ticket guarantee me a spot for the car or not? It says "Car camping" is limited, and that "Tent only camping" is a different area than car camping. My receipt says "Car/Tent Camping", and I saw no option on the layaway to select "Tent Only Camping". I am starting to feel like a moron, or a lawyer.

    Fuck it... In 2002 I arrived on the Greyhound bus with comped weekend passes, and pitched my tent in the parking lot. My only expenses were drugs, water and churros. This year will kick ass no matter WTF the camping situation is.
    You can always email the customer support staff and ask... I would think there is a seperate pass, not sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulthomasanderson View Post
    No, believe me, most were confused about this for days. Anyways, to be frank, one car camping pass covers everyone coming in with you in one vehicle. Car/Tent camping applies to either, but obviously is for you to use for car camping, that is, if you get there before it's all full.
    all right then. Good news for all! I am coming up Thursday, so if it fills up quickly, I am going to park in the middle of the fucking Gobi tent in protest. Lots of shade, and a view of the stage.
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    It also seems that the fact you can camp for $5-$20 a head should be getting more props. I should be picking up hitch hikers in a mini-van, and turning them loose once inside the grounds. Charge $25 a head, stuff 6 Canadians into a Ford Astro, and viola. Poster money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettydirtything View Post
    It also seems that the fact you can camp for $5-$20 a head should be getting more props. I should be picking up hitch hikers in a mini-van, and turning them loose once inside the grounds. Charge $25 a head, stuff 6 Canadians into a Ford Astro, and viola. Poster money!
    i think the props were just kind of implied - like "of course this is awesome, it doesn't really need to be said." Plus people were distracted by stuff like having ins and outs but not being able to leave the campsite (until we found out about the shuttle).
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulthomasanderson View Post
    Car/Tent camping applies to either, but obviously is for you to use for car camping, that is, if you get there before it's all full.
    I dont think GV is going to sell more car camping spaces than they have available. They arent going to turn you away if you have a car camping pass.

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    I'm with you guys in feeling like I had to read the camping description a few times to feel like I understood how this is gonna work. The camping ticket is for car camping or tent camping. We weren't given an option to pick now. The "car camping is limited" part on the ticket purchase leads me to believe that GV is implying that when they fill up the car camping section, that will be it for cars allowed in the grounds. Shouldn't be a problem for arriving on Thursday, but I might feel a little uneasy if we weren't getting in till late on Friday. Worst case is if they fill up the car camping spaces, late arrivals will have to find an offsite place to park their cars and just camp in the section for just tents. It may not be perfect, but it will work out.
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    IF YOU HAVE A FUCKING CAR CAMPING TICKET THEY ARE NOT GOING TO TURN YOU AWAY! WHAT THE FUCK DONT YOU UNDERSTAND???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Everyone in the car will prolly get a camping wristband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psycobetabuckdown View Post
    i think the props were just kind of implied - like "of course this is awesome, it doesn't really need to be said." Plus people were distracted by stuff like having ins and outs but not being able to leave the campsite (until we found out about the shuttle).
    I'm still amazed at all the unappreciative bickering over the ins/outs announcement around here last week. I wanted to scream out, "Well WTF did you guys do all the years before when you couldn't leave the fest? Geez! I know that by Sunday last year, I was starting to lag and space out, and we didn't even go inside until like 4-5pm. I had my party essentials, a sweater, and my ticket and camp pass. We got inside the gate and went to get our drinking bands, and I realized I had left my ID at the tent. (Seriously, even I had to have an ID to drink!) Anyway, I was ready to write the drinking off since I was already marinated from Friday/Sat. but, Pete said give it a shot. It took some explaining and they agreed to let me run to the tent, but Pete had to stay inside. I know I missed a band or two I wanted to see earlier that day, but I knew I couldn't hang the whole day which is why we hungout at camp until later.
    I'm thinking that's what the ins/outs are more or less for, not leaving the grounds entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    IF YOU HAVE A FUCKING CAR CAMPING TICKET THEY ARE NOT GOING TO TURN YOU AWAY! WHAT THE FUCK DONT YOU UNDERSTAND???
    Wow! That is a whole lot of caps! I think he is serious about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    IF YOU HAVE A FUCKING CAR CAMPING TICKET THEY ARE NOT GOING TO TURN YOU AWAY! WHAT THE FUCK DONT YOU UNDERSTAND???
    YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO SEPARATE TICKET FOR CAR CAMPING RIGHT? WHEN YOU BUY A CAMPING TICKET IT JUST SAYS CAR/TENT CAMPING AND CAR CAMPING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, THUS IT IS A VALID QUESTION.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egull View Post
    YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO SEPARATE TICKET FOR CAR CAMPING RIGHT? WHEN YOU BUY A CAMPING TICKET IT JUST SAYS CAR/TENT CAMPING AND CAR CAMPING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, THUS IT IS A VALID QUESTION.
    NO IT'S NOT! TENT CAMPING AND CAR CAMPING SPACES ARE THE SAME SIZE! THEY WILL SELL AS MANY TICKETS AS THERE ARE SPACES!

    They will (probably) fill tent campers from one side and cars from the other. They'll leave some unsold spots in the middle for safety. Why is this so hard for people to figure out? And even if we're not sure, so what? You can't do anything about it now. Relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    I dont think GV is going to sell more car camping spaces than they have available. They arent going to turn you away if you have a car camping pass.
    dude; around and around we go. My camping pass says "Car/Tent Camping" (and as I have said before, the layaway had no option to select "Tent Only"), so you are saying no one will be turned away no matter when they arrive, or what their ticket says, or when they purchased it. However, the layaway page says "car camping is limited".

    Quote Originally Posted by Egull View Post
    YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO SEPARATE TICKET FOR CAR CAMPING RIGHT? WHEN YOU BUY A CAMPING TICKET IT JUST SAYS CAR/TENT CAMPING AND CAR CAMPING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, THUS IT IS A VALID QUESTION.
    Ok, you have decided car camping is limited by first come, first served. I would like to know if you are correct or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    NO IT'S NOT! TENT CAMPING AND CAR CAMPING SPACES ARE THE SAME SIZE! THEY WILL SELL AS MANY TICKETS AS THERE ARE SPACES!

    They will (probably) fill tent campers from one side and cars from the other. They'll leave some unsold spots in the middle for safety. Why is this so hard for people to figure out? And even if we're not sure, so what? You can't do anything about it now. Relax.
    The only part that I agree with is "And even if we're not sure, so what? You can't do anything about it now. Relax."

    You are 100% correct on that part!
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    I think at this point this is the important info:

    More details will be posted in the coming months including how this is all going to work and what you can expect in the campgrounds so please check back when the new 2010 website has launched, no need to panic before then, we still have several months to go, chillax.

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    so am I right when I say I potentially do not have to buy a camping ticket if Im driving in with someone who does
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    so am I right when I say I potentially do not have to buy a camping ticket if Im driving in with someone who does
    I think we had better go with this for now:

    More details will be posted in the coming months including how this is all going to work and what you can expect in the campgrounds so please check back when the new 2010 website has launched, no need to panic before then, we still have several months to go, chillax.
    Would be nice to know for budgeting purposes though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    so am I right when I say I potentially do not have to buy a camping ticket if Im driving in with someone who does
    Correct, it seems that it is on a price per car basis. I would imaging that they just arent going to let you cram as many niggas in your car as you can though. seat belt laws and such.

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    Hmmm. Someone needs to smuggle me in their car so I can get in on the camping festivities for a night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    so am I right when I say I potentially do not have to buy a camping ticket if Im driving in with someone who does
    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Hmmm. Someone needs to smuggle me in their car so I can get in on the camping festivities for a night.
    Oh you will be involved. Smuggling will be more easier this year than ever before.

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    how is it smuggling if you sit in the backseat?
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