Part 3…Summer Camp Music Festival 2017

So now it is Sunday, last full day of Summer Camp.  I went and got my assignment…..Back to VIP…This time I am going inside and spend my 12 hours and just roam……Got my ride on the cart, went past Main Gate, and their was Rich…lol..still working……down to the road along the forest and all the way back past parking, VIP TENT CAMPING areas, and he stopped at the VIP TENT…..The guy at the pedestal scanners needed relieving so I stayed their for about and hour.  Again I had a Volunteer.  She was just a young girl from Michigan.  A free spirit but very nice.  It amazes me all these young girls of 18 or 19, who come to this festival from out of state.  What do their parents think of what goes on here?  Finally another Security person was left off so I went inside to  …..”ROAM”…..I walked in and tried to absorb it all…..Right be side the door started the bar….It was almost the whole width of the tent.  At the opposite end was the stage.  In the middle was of course the dance floor.  On either side was furniture.  Sectional Pit group Sofas scattered around for informal settings.  Coffee tables or ottomans, several side tables, even decorative lanterns or decorations on side tables, even some floor vases with tall grasses to make everything homey.  But now remember it had rained.  This was all erected on what was grass or field area.   So now it is mud.  From my doorway across the front of the bar and down the middle to the stage, they brought in 4 x 8 sheets of plywood.  On either side where all the furniture was, it was still in mud……OH YUCK……

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So this is what a VIP ticket gets you….Notice all the mud that has been tracked and the wicker sofa with the vase of grasses to make it elegant………Amazing…lol…

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Over on one side were girls giving massages.  They brought their equipment in and sat it in mud….All around the tent inside was more tapestry’s hung to go along with the theme.

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Above, they had material banners in pretty colors and shapes.  All the poles were wrapped and strung with lights.  Stars were hung and other decorations to match the theme.  It was really quite nice except for the mud.  The whole one side opened outside to a fenced in area.  They had picnic tables, a vender giving away different teas, several hammocks, some sun shades that you could get under on the grass.  Wished I had taken more photos out their.

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Also some games, several HUGE JENGA games and also FRISBIE, and BAGS…..

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While out side, I heard music and looked over to the parking area.  Their was a group playing  …..HEY JUDE by the Beatles….

So I soon discovered that the bands played for an hour….then their was an hour break for tear down and then setting up the next band.  During that time the crowd would come in….and then leave….head up to Moonshine….and then come back again…..

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During that day I seen around 6 different bands. These were all bands that were also playing on a big stage….The perk for the VIPers were they had their own performance to see at VIP also…..The plus for me was as Security, I walked right up to the edge of the stage to watch…..Theirs nothing like seeing a concert.  I’m not a fan of some of the music but when you are right their it really gets you into the spirit and into your soul.  I absolutely love to watch the keyboard player….and some of the guitarist were sensational.

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This group was the only country group.  Yonder Mountain String Band….Again not my type, but so enjoyed watching her play the Violin.  She was amazing.  They were playing at Sunshine Stage later.

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Photo taken by Aaron Bradley at Campfire Stage…..

My favorite was Mungion….The are a group from Chicago area.  They were just formed last year.  Their music was just Awesome.  Their music is blending elements of Rock, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Bluegrass, Jam, Electronic, Classical, World, and Funk.  They had some vocals but I really enjoyed just their music.  I was able to stand right by the keyboard player.  He was amazing and the lead guitarist. …..WOW…..Such a joy and inspiration to stand right by them and feel the music and vibe.   That hour went fast.  They have some stuff on U-Tube and already have produced a CD.  Check them out……But still nothing like being ……..RIGHT THEIR……. As the day went, everyone behaved.  The costumes started showing up

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Here is Uncle Sam…..

 

Two more to enjoy….Miss Butterfly,  and the Mr Geisha….lol…????

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This guy carried his own Palm Tree……

Next Picture…..Beware…..Almost Porno….lol…..Censored……….RATED  R 

But my FAVORITE……………………….OMG…..REALLY……SOOOOOOO     DISGUSTING

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He walked around like this all day …………..and all nite….

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How could you do that…..How could someone even admit you knew him…but he had friends…..He would have to know everyone is starring and his picture is being taken….Guess he likes being…..NOTICED….Evening came…The last band started.  Now it was dark, the tent with the lighting was taking on a whole new Beautiful effect.  The spot lights were shinning on the whole ceiling circling and twirling and changing colors…..”ENCHANTING”…..

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Finally I was relieved.  It was a good day.  Lots of entertainment, I simply roamed and sat.   Everyone was well behaved……………SO FAR……Their was one more party to start later ending at 4 am.  I rode back to Security Office….Passed Main Gate….lol….Rich is their Again….I asked about Monday.  Everything was supposed to be done by 4 am.  Then it would be time to herd out 25,000 people by noon.  Really, How can that be done.  So yes, I was needed show up at 7 am.  When I came out of the office, This is what I seen

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It looked like a floating Jellyfish….Pretty cool…They were heading for the big stages for the LAST BIG NITE.  Back to bed, told Kitty, One more nite of rocking and rolling and window rattling…..lol.

7am up and at um.  Got my assignment.   Guess What……VIP TENT AGAIN…..Rode down past Main Gate…..Their was Rich….still….arrived and went in.  “It was now out of control”.  “They were wild”.  I found the kid, poor Colten, that I was replacing.  He said “theirs nothing you can do, just sit back here by the bar“.  He was so glad to leave.  The party was suppose to be over at 4am .  The music was going strong.  Techo Dance Music,  dancing all over.  people partying inside and out.  Laying on couches, but nobody passed out….Miracle….People were going past me into the bar and making their own drinks.  The bartender was standing by me.  He looked at me and threw his hands in the air and said…”I Give Up…Their out of Control”…I had the best seat in the house to watch all this Chaos…..The mud had gotten worse.  Standing water….miserable…They didn’t care.  I now had a radio again, so I could hear the progress of shutting down the Festival.  Security and Police officers arrived.  Immediately the music stopped………The officers voices boomed over everyone………..”PARTY’S OVER….Go to you sites pack up and LEAVE”….They herded them like cattle and with in a few minutes they were all gone….7:30 it was empty…..I was told to stay their and kept them out…….OMG…..The garbage was everywhere.  Just filthy.  They had a Green Team member all the day before, buy apparently not during the night.  I parked by the door.  Amazing how many did come back during the morning surprised they were closed.  The cleanup crew started cleaning up the bar, the company who were hired to decorate started tearing down.  All the furniture was moved to the side…..I watched as people came to use the bathrooms.  Their was Porta Pottys as well as Bathroom trailers.  They had regular sit down toilets.  the rooms were rich in wood and slate look walls…..Remember this is VIP.  Nothing but the best.  Early on, they would open the door and walk in….later they would open the door and stare, and finally walk in…towards the end, They would open the door stare….close the door and leave…..They were so so bad.  Finally the were all locked up and the semis came in and started hauling them away already.  The radio was full of activity.  Security and law enforcement were going through the forest.  Every was suppose to leave by noon. Wake anyone up, get them packing, smash all tents to the ground”.  They were looking for bodies….lol….The kids seem to leave all their things.  Tents, sleeping bags.  etc.  So you need to make sure nobody is still sleeping.  They made several canvases through the woods.  The parking lots became active.  Peoples cars wouldn’t start.  They needed jumper cables.  A security guard was in the parking area and came upon a person counting a whole lot of money.  More that he should have had, so she called for the cops to come and investigate.  She thought he might have been selling drugs.  At the main gate, they were trying to bring their cars back in to pick up stuff.  Nope, they had to carry everything out.  ….Lost and found….So many people lost their phones…we would send them to Soul Shine tent…..lost car keys??? now that’s a problem….But they kept leaving….it started to slow….

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This is what they looked like as they came walking out of Moonshine Area…I looked over to VIP TENT CAMPING, they looked like little ants, just packing up all heading the same direction.  They kept coming out of the woods.  Rich gave it a Great Analogy…..”Remember the pictures of the troops in war marching home?   Bent over, walking slowly, bandages and limping…..lol…Yes, it was an ARMY of  Tired homeless looking people, trying to make it to their car”.  Rt. 29 was a massive traffic jam.  Noon came, still plenty of people.  The VIP campers were starting to move out.  The venders were packing up.  All shower and potty trailers locked.  I looked around…..Mud…..Shoes stuck in mud and walked out of….A guy came limping into the bathroom area, he had one shoe on, and barefoot on the other.  So many were now barefoot.  They looked miserable, Hung Over, or what ever.  3 pm came and I was approaching Bladder explosion.  I figured 4 pm max, and I would have to call.  It had finally quited down, so I almost wondered If I was forgotten.  All radios were given back at noon.  Radio World was closing up.  I was sitting by the entrance now to VIP by the road.  I decided to call Rich…..He was still their at Main Gate….It was starting to wrap up, but still plenty going on at the gate.  Finally 3:45 they came around to pick me up…………YES…….Just in the nick of time….Rode by Main Gate….Rich was still their….OMG….Checked out at Security, Tina told us how much they appreciated us.  By that last day, they were becoming shorthanded.  I think a lot of the kids are hired and don’t show up after a day or two.  Finally headed back to the trailer.  Sooooooooooo Peaceful………..Finally Rich came home……..He just completed working over 21 hours straight…..Nooooo Way….Not me….He was so tired…We were told we could stay till the next day and they would keep the electric on.  So that was a huge plus.   Rich was not ready to drive.  So we spent the rest of the day in A/C, watching tv, napping, and watching out the window as the stragglers left, the workers started tearing down.  Now all the generators, pottys, showers and all equipment were being hauled out.  They started tearing out all the electrical wires that had been installed, rolling them up and heading to the next area.  Their was no down time……20170530_100033

The next morning we got up and prepared to leave.  They had cleared out alot   When you looked at the forest area, you could now see in easily, but it was littered with bright colors.   Tents, Sleeping bags, etc.  All left behind smashed to the ground.   But so much trash to remove.  But they were hard at work by daybreak, hauling out the generaters and showers.  We left around noon, and headed home…..Returned to McNabb, parked and layed low that day…..Still Tired….

Now I know it sounds like it is all just a huge glorified Music Fest, full of drinking and drugs, but their is a lot of positives also.

The SoulShine Tent was full of Alternative things to do and participate in to make your Festival Experience Wonderful and Memorable without the use of alcohol and drugs.  255764_10150265152650791_277732215790_9417287_4044931_nThe one that was most apparent to me was the Green Team.  They were all over the park.  The garbage in the prime areas were divided into 3 barrels, red, blue and green.

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Signs told you to throw into the proper recycle bin.  Volunteers attended the bins regularly.  They went through them and sorted and also scoured the areas and picked up trash.  All the trash in the park was picked up regularly by Green Team members on a Hay rack, dividing into bags, glass and cardboard.  I seen them digging out the cardboard that had been thrown down in the muddy areas to walk on.  Then all garbage is dumped in a large hill in the recycle area to be gone threw, ….PIECE BY PIECE….Imagine that.  The day after the Festival, the Green Team was scouring the Parking Areas bagging garbage.  They also have a drive to collect Cigarette Butts.

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Last year they collected 69,000 Butts for recycle.  They also collect the wrappers and cellophane as well as the Rollie Pouches.

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Their is also an area for a Food Drive.  They were mainly looking for canned food that would be delivered to the Peoria Area Food Banks.

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Also their was several groups that you could be part of.  This group is promoted by one of the biggest headliners “MOE” .  It is a group that travels and sets up with Moe at festivals and promotes how to have fun and enjoy your Music experience WITHOUT alcohol and drugs.  Also their was a Book Drive to promote literacy and a Personal Hygiene drive, collecting shampoos, soaps, toothpaste and brushes, even unused items from the festival, like ponchos, condoms, etc.  They were also their to give out info and help if needed.

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Their was also workshops.  Soul Patch is in its 4th year.  It is an ongoing gardening area that teachs techniques to take back home.

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They learn basic and advance techniques of permaculture and urban gardening education!  These girls were making signs to put in the planting areas.    Their was also classes in Yoga every morning,  Hula Hoop classes for the latest moves….Art lessons and displays as well as an auction.  Even watch Glass Blowing.  Near us was a Kid Camping area…. It was a place to bring the kids for activities like painting, and different crafts.  Also they had magicians and others doing different interactive activities with the kids.  Another important aspect was the had Counselors present.  I’m sure they were of a Great Value to have present…So their were many positives going on also……Many groups trying to make this a Positive Experience…..

I also have to say, we were treated with respect.  They were all their to have a fun weekend in their own way.  The problem people were dealt with immediately by security and law enforcement.  Medical issues were also immediately addressed.  The staff was monitoring closely throughout the park throughout the Festival.  Upon leaving so many of the kids actually Thanked Rich and I for being their, and making this a safe festival.  They were all so HAPPY to have had a WONDERFUL time

So Would we do this again?????……We Would Love To…..But………….Don’t know if the body is up to this much longer.   For me 12 hours was hard if I didn’t have a chair or stool.  Rich pushed himself, even if he won’t admit it.   The thing is, we knew it was only for a few days.  The one thing that made it possible was,  we had our RV.  The Luxury of our bed, A/C, our own potty, and electricity.   All the comforts of home…… So we did push…..But it is NOT healthy to stay at the Main Gate 21 hours….but it was his choice....lol….So I don’t know….Never say Never…..

But we are so glad we did,  It was another experience that well never forget nor be sorry we did……Another Bucket List …..Check Off….

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Part 2 Summer Camp Music Festival 2017

The last post I wrote about all the preparation that we seen when we arrived on Monday.  Our first day for work was Wed.  The gates didn’t open till Thur. for the Pre party, so Wed. was still preparation for opening.  The Security Office was about 50 ft. from us, so it was nice and close.  I walked over for my morning shift of 7 am – 7 pm.  I was assigned VIP area.  After I signed in with Tina and got a Security vest, one of the guys gave me a ride in a golf cart.  We were told to bring a chair if we wanted or anything to make our 12 hours bearable.  I took Richs stool from Adventureland.  It was also chilly in the morning, around high 50s to start.  So I wore my brightly colored tie dyed sweatshirt…..When we were here 6 years ago, Rich’s brother, John had let us ride around in the park once, and I pretty much new the layout.

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VIP was down at the bottom closer to the parking lots and Rt. 29.  It hugged the tree line of the forest.  At the end of the road before it went back up the hill, was a huge tent.  It was the VIP tent.  As you turned the corner to go up the hill, their was a parking area.  I was left off their and he said just sit their, watch and make sure their was no trouble.  Now that’s easy enough……It was really muddy….As I looked in the grassy area, their was a golf cart.  On the front it said ARTIST RELATIONS.  Nobody was around, so I just climbed on the back and made myself comfortable.  Their was another Security Guard at the gate going up the hill, Colten.  He had a scanner and had to scan everyone who was going through the gate.  This was the entrance to the back of the Moonshine Stage.  Right by me was parking for the Moonshine Stage.  I learned that each stage has its own production team as well as runners.  It is their job to run for anything needed, whether it was in the park or shopping at a store.  They had parking passes called Runners.  So that day, I just sat all day on the back of the unclaimed cart.  It sprinkled, I moved inside.  I watched at supplies came into the VIP tent.  Beer trailers, tables, picnic tables, some furniture, and many items.  All I knew was that was the tent that would have special perks for the VIP ticket holders…..”And I found out later”…..I sat their and watched Porta Pottys come in.

20170524_075800Shower trailers and Generators and a full size semi full of Ice for the VIP area.  Vendors started coming in and setting up their food areas.  The funniest thing I seen all day was a semi who was bringing in a shower trailer.  They told him to turn up the slight hill in the grassy area and drive up by the tree line……Well, he didn’t get far, he was stuck.  It took the next hour or 2 to figure out how to get him out.  Quite Entertaining.  Finally after 12 hours, I was relieved got a ride back up to the Security area.  Rich was at work by this time, as he was working nites.  He was at the Front gate.  For me it was a long day, but really not bad as I sat all day doing nothing.  Next morning, I checked in and that’s when things started happening.  I was in the Security office, and a call came in that someone found a person in their vehicle in line turning blue.  Turns out he had a Heroin Overdose.  He was hauled into Peoria, but didn’t hear anymore, but i’m sure he made it.  My assignment on Thur was Artists Check-in.  I was dropped off and worked with the nite guy for awhile before he left.  All the employees, Artists, Medical team, law enforcement came through this gate.  I had a hand scanner and scanned all persons entering unless Law officers or Medical.  Their was many law depts. present.  Local Chillicothe, Peoria County, State Police, Drug Enforcement, and plain clothes officers.  They all flashed their badge.  Everyone on a golf cart, mule or side by side had to be scanned.  On the front of each golf cart was a Summer Camp decal with a scanable device behind it.  All carts had to be scanned.  HR was also located on this road, so their was lots of traffic.  That was where I learned more about the many parking passes.  Each vehicle had to have certain passes to enter.  All the Artists stopped at the trailer in front of us and checked in for all their wristbands and laminates.  In front of the trailer was 3 or 4 carts called Escorts who then took the Artists to the right stage.  Late morning the gates opened up for the Pre Party ticket holders for Thur. Nite.

20170526_231858  They all had parked their cars and loaded up all their stuff on wagons, carts, or anything with wheels.  They lined the fence waiting for the gates to open.  Finally the gates opened and the lined moved fairly fast, but it was so funny to watch.  The stuff they brought was unreal.  Tents, coolers, chairs, Hoola Hoops, Poles with signs on top.  What they couldn’t bring in was drugs, alcohol and weapons.  My partner had a radio for a while and then left, but the action had started to pick up.  Calling for Security, and parking all the Rvs, and Rvs with electric.   Later that day, they dropped off a Volunteer.  She was an older woman from Maryland.  She had driven straight through with her 19 year old daughter.  When you sign up for the Volunteer program, you put down a deposit on your ticket.  You give 15 hours and have your card signed off and your money is returned.  You do 5 hours a day at a gate or working for the Green Team in Recycling.  They were camping in a tent in the forest.  She was rather interesting to talk to.  She was a black woman and her and her husband live in a big Victorian Home in Maryland.  Finally, time to go home.  I had sun burned my nose and my lips, which would haunt me into the following week.  That nite Rich was at Front gate again.  He had to make sure they went through proper gates.  He was next to the search areas.  They all were searching for contraband.   They found lots of drugs, and alcohol and weapons.  It was all taken away.  But lots of it got through too.  The next nites Rich heard many calls for Law enforcement, Security and Medical.  Lots of people who would hallucinate,   get in fights and were out of control.  Lots of stuff happened in the forest.  He heard one call where their was a 300 lb. man causing problems.  It took many men to tackle him and bring him down.  He was then hauled away.  lol   Lots of that went on at all hours.  Friday, I was to go in at 11 am, but all the shifts were filled, so I didn’t have to work.  So this was my chance to explore.  Rain was predicted so off I went.  20170526_122304

This is the Security Compound.  We are parked on the left side, back by the garage.  The dark brown trailer in the back is the Security Trailer.

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This is the view from our Compound to the Red Barn after all the campers were their.

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Looking into the forest area, theirs wall to wall tents, you can’t hardly walk in between.

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But they put them up to make walk ways and different little communities.  I took the main road back to the Sunshine area which was already muddy.

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I found all the stages and checked out all the vendors.  I found some really unique areas.

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Did you want a Hammock?….Well here you go….The Community Hammock area….Their were all full of course….Notice the Ferris Wheel in the back ground……Really….Kids partying, on drugs, or alcohol??…..sounds dangerous to me….

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Do you feel like swinging???  or how about the trapeze bar….Here ya go…

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The strangest of all is this one.   I couldn’t see what was happening so I walked closer….The kids were all sitting back to back in a circle in the center.  2 kids on the outside were ringing the gongs….20170526_231143

Over and over and over…..It kept going gonnnnnnnng, gonnnnnnnng gonnnnnnng…….in different keys of course…..Just look at their faces……They are ZONED OUT….

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Now look closely at the girls….lol….no tops…..They were coming out of the forest with their group leader…lol…wearing only glitter and jewels on their boobs…..Lovely….Now the bands played all day long on different stages, so you heard music constantly.  Kids walking everywhere.  One of the guys who gave me rides said….”Just remember, Each one of these kids has a mother who loves them and is proud”.…..lol

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Here is the Watering Trough…..They were not only filling water jugs, they were also taking small baths and washing their hair and faces….This area became so muddy by the end with standing water.  But look, so far they all have shoes on….lol….It was still early in the festival….

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This was another area of venders and this was before it rained…Can you imagine after it rained?  I didn’t go back their again.

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This girl was up by Moonshine and was such a Flower Child…..Finally I went back home as it was getting dark.  It started pouring and the electric went off at 2 pm.  Ours didn’t come back on till 10 pm as we were the last on the list.  Of course we had our generator.  Luxurys of an RV.  It turned out, on the evening news, 2 people were hit by lighting near one of the stages and taken in to the hospital.  They were ok.  All the electric was shut down I heard.  Of course all the stages were first to restart.  It dumped lots of water.  Later I took another walk around 10:15…..I wanted to go into the forest.  I remember how cool it was to see all the different camp areas, the use of colors, beautiful tapestry’s and of course their appearance.  So I took a walk. I went to one of the openings in the forest.  On the map you can see the main trails that criss cross through the forest.

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I waited to enter to avoid a mud pit.  I kept walking and took a turn up the hill.  This is what I found.

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A place that had vendors and a small band playing.   I looked over to the left and I seen a trail up the small hill.  Of course I walked that way….

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It was really cool, lined with their colorful tapestry’s hung in the tree forming a path. So much color and beautiful lighting.  It gave off a feeling of PEACE…..On each side was tents so close you couldn’t walk between them.  I kept going…  Breathe….lol…

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It started to narrow.  You could see people on each side in the distance.  I was thinking it was a back way to Camping Stage…..It came to an end and another smaller path started…..lined with glow sticks in the ground.  The aromas of incense and “other things”…..lol…were strong.

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All of a sudden I had an out of body experience…..lol….I seen myself…..”An old lady with white hair and a Security Staff T Shirt”.   I decided time to turn around and leave.  I nervously took this picture and turned around and left….lol….I was Soooooo out of place….Then I went back up the road, checked out some of the stages.  The Vibe Stage was going full blast but it was nothing but mud and standing water, so I didn’t get close….The kids didn’t mind…..It was more Techo music.  I could see lots of dancing and hula hoops and just a lot of kids free dancing at a distance.  I wanted to go to Sunshine stage, as it was going full blast, but it was a real mud pit walk area, so I turned back.  On the way back, I seen this interesting person with an umbrella.

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It must be homemade.  I believe it was a girl.  It is rather hard to see but she had it pulled over her head and their was some kind of light inside.  Strange.  After I took this picture, I looked inside better and she was holding the handle with one hand and in the other was a sticker that she was placing on the other side of the umbrella right in front of her……??????  lol….Tripping????   No Words for that one, just interesting. 

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As I walked back I was passed by many Festi Cabs.  These were 3 seater golf carts that were brought in by another company.  They were of course for hire.   Their were many of them running a regular route, with regular pickup areas set up.  Finally back home and bedtime.  By now the music was so loud that the windows in the Motorhome would shake with all the base.  The Camping Stage was across the road, and the Vibe Tent was not far also.  So every nite it would shake and rattle till 4 am.  I did grow accustom to it.  Kitty threw up the first day on the dash, but after that he was fine also.  Next morning I was assigned to VIP area again.  So down we went, to the VIP area.  The golf cart almost got stuck in the mud.  This time I was left off at the Moonshine Stage Back Entrance.  It was a direct route between VIP and Moonshine. 

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It now had a drive in gate and also a walk in gate with 2 pedestal scanners.  The scanners were now my area.  Their is my Tie dyed Sweatshirt on my stool.  Everyone going up to Moonshine had to scan.  Now I seen many kids coming down from the camping areas in the forest looking for the showers and pottys.  They were beginning to look rough.  Many were now barefoot.

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Soon the Moonshine stage started up and the music began.  This is from my gate looking up towards the arena area of Moonshine.  On top of the hill is the venders.  A perfect nature amphitheater in the grass.  The parking area in this area for the artists as they came was pretty tight.  But those professional drivers always made it work.

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This is one of the Bands buss’s as it was making the turn to enter Moonshine Stage.  I took this picture from my gate.  They all had to walk through this awful mud….Yuck….Did they care?    NO !!!   Some had shoes….Some now had none.…All day long this was my job making sure everyone scanned green at the gate and had the proper wristband to enter.  Most everyone was very nice even very friendly and happy, but you also had a few A Holes.   They would try to sneak through many ways.  I would have to call them and make them come back.  Some were ignorant and belligerent.  It seemed most if them had VIP and Artist placards.  They seemed to believe they were above the rules.  I did find out later that VIP ticket holders did NOT have to go through the search area.  So if they had contraband, It came in….AGAIN REALLY???….So money does talk…..By 8 pm nobody had come so finally I called Security and was finally relieved.  I did 13+ hours that day.  But we were fed good….lol…So as I go home every nite, Rich is already gone….I look at his tickets….HE”S WORKING 18 HOUR SHIFTS…..wow, I can’t do that….He asked to stay at the Main Gate and that’s where he stayed.  He liked it their.  They needed a …STRONG PERSONALITY….lol…their….(nice way to put it) .  It seems many of these kids would walk back to their cars and get their drugs and try to walk in his gate.  He had to stop them and make them go through search.  His gate was only for people leaving.   You wouldn’t believe some of the excuses they would make up….YES HE WAS GOOD AT HIS JOB….This is now Saturday nite.   2 more days to go…..too much for this blog…..so

Stay tuned for Part 3…..My 2 Days in VIP TENT……

 

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This cool looking Mushroom was carved and painted.  It was inside the fence by the scanning pedestal’s.  It was actually in the camping area….