Re: My Saturday Writeup: What the fuck is wrong with people?
Originally Posted by elChurro
Things are bound to go wrong when you can sellout a festival without even knowing who's playing, I believe this is when shit started going downhill.
My opinion is that it started going downhill when GV stopped offering single day passes. I went in 2006 and 2008 when single day passes were still available, and the crowds were much different then than they were in 2010 and 2012 (the other two years I went). I think that when GV no longer let people buy passes for the day they wanted to go, and instead only offered the 3 day passes so that people could get the entire experience, casual fans figured that if they were forced to buy passes for all three days, they might as well show up all three days, even if they only really had interest in one days worth of bands. I think that this has helped to cause the extreme increase in people talking during sets, crowding tents, etc. They don't really care about most of the acts that are going on, but if they paid for a three day event, they're going to show up all three days and hang out in the tents to stay cool and talk to their friends while bands they have no interest in are on stage.