Fucked up last one....
To see Headliners only (9-->)
Usually sometime between the first two options. If there is someone I want to see playing first thing then I try to get there in time for opening but I'm bad at judging traffic so I usually fuck it up.
Car camping makes it so much easier to get in there earlier. I always tend to go in early the first day to scope out the art. Next couple of days it really depends on our mood and who's playing.
I really can't understand people who only go in at night to check out headliners though
Usually around noon (W1), I like to catch the early sets and have time to mill about freely before the place gets too crowded. I'm usually moving a little slower W2 so probably more like 1.
2005, 2007, 2011, 2012 W1 & W2, 2013 W1 & W2, 2014 W1 & W2, 2015 W1 & W2 and SOON 2016 W1 & W2!!
I like how everyone's response, including mine, isn't listed
But yeah, 12:00 is the perfect time to get there
Noon on Fridays because people have no idea what the hell they're doing on that first day, including the people directing traffic.
Closer to 2 on Sat and Sun unless there's an early act I'm hell-bent on catching.
I like to go depending on how hot it is. If it's too hot I usually get stuck in the campsite for fear that it'll get hotter once I move.
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I try to arrive earlier, but the hotel shuttles don't allow one to get to the drop off point, walk to the grounds, and get through security before 1:30ish. Here's hoping The Preatures don't play until 2.
Anything is possible...
I'm honestly surprised that there was even one person on the boards who voted "Only the Headliners, 9+"
I don't understand why anyone would...
dick o'clock (on the dot).
this changes every day... First day always at gates and then second day I'm regretting staying up so late and 3rd day I can't believe its almost over and I'm there every minute I can be!
I go whenever there is someone I want to see. It's usually no later than 3 ish. Sometimes I find that I spend a lot of time in the parking lot getting drunk meeting random people. While this is fun, I can be easily distracted and miss the gig I'm trying to see.
I usually tell myself I'm going to save my energy and wait until the late afternoon/early evening when the first band I really want to see is playing. Then I get overexcited and bored of waiting, and I'm there by noon milling around in the blazing heat.