My group is for camping entertainment, music for festival entertainment. It's taken me a while to say Fuck it and bail on the group, but more often than not they follow me to my desired set. Once the set is over all they talk about is how awesome the set was. This years example, Modeselektor.
Got a friend a ticket through W.A.S.T.E. and she left before Radiohead was done playing because she was tired and wishes they'd get a new lead singer.
No real arguments this year, but I've definitely learned to embrace wandering around by myself and doing what I want to do regardless of what everyone else wants to unless I have nothing going on at the time.
'11, '12.1 coldchella
Lot of gems in this thread.
Steffi/Royksopp/AFX/Outkast/The Future Sound of London/Jamiroquai/Global Communication/Madlib/Massive Attack/deadmau5
The Avalanches/Boards of Canada/Black Dog/A Tribe Called Quest/Stereolab/Quasimoto/Bonobo/The Knife/Basement Jaxx
Faithless/Brian Eno/Submerse/Slint/Boris/Jazzanova/Above & Beyond/Richie Hawtin/Sasha & John Digweed/Masta Ace/The Beta Band
Armin Van Buuren/Squarepusher/Sunset Rubdown/Daft Punk/Mount Eerie/16 Bit Lolitas/Prefuse 73/Ricardo Villalobos
'10, '11, '12.1, '13.1
Not myself personally but a good friend of mine stressed out over buying her brother a ticket just to have him back out due to work related issues and was sitting on a ticket she bought for 500 bucks just to sell it for face value, it was a shame to see her so stressed, taught me to never do that for someone under 21 or without a steady job. Most of the group I camped with spent at least a good hour or two every night stressing over trying to coordinate a meet up before certain sets; I ended up being a lone ranger most of the weekend excluding occasionally running into the group or having another friend or two with similar taste meet me at the set times signs. Good people but there were sets I wouldn't miss for the world.
Cons: Being a lone ranger most of the weekend
Pros: Seeing ~60 bands
I'll take it
I walked by Guetta between the Shins & Bon Iver, just to see what was going on.