For a while there i thought i wasn't going when the room i thought i was getting went up from 336 at a reasonably cool place for 3 days to 610 at a place i wasn't too keen on. i was traveling solo, so that kinda made me say "ouch". i put out casual word to the people at buzznet i would be interested in taking pictures and since they had a relationship with Vegoose this year to hook me up. They said i could crash with a couple of their picture takers and a photo pass was mine. Unfortunately i didn't get that pass til a little later on Saturday, but it gave me time to chill and stroll the grounds knowing i couldn't get in the photo pit.
i thought the festival was pretty cool. The costumes added a colorful, festive flavor. The party mentality is there and the sense of freedom encourages it (walking around with booze and from what i saw, comfortable smoking of the evil weed.) The bands were great and being able to see big chunks of them in a domino style of the 3 stages was satisfying. i definitely look forward to attending again.
Ok, i'll shut up.