first of all id like to say thanks to chiefs20167 for the great post, and arguably the most informative thread thats EVER been posted on this board. secondly, i can say that i am a true gorge veteran and have been there over 40 times . i think i can help round-out this conversation from the perspective of the fan.
as far as camping goes. the gorge campground is THE BEST choice, by far.
this person knows what theyre talking about:
xxtigereyes said: but where else can you meet thousands of people who like to party as much as you do as long as your not tearing the place apart and being descrete about you illegal choice of intertainment you will not be bothered you also have the choice if you dont want to be out in the crowd you can also choose premier camping which is off limits to regular campers they have flushing toilets and there own showers you can go out in to the general camping and party then go back to your campsite where you should get a qiueter nights sleep
this person is missing the point. (and the party):
Mordecia said: "Too steep you say. There are campsites at Vantage along I-90 and Getty's Cove. I don't know their costs."
That's where i am staying and it's cheaper, nicer, only 13 miles away. It's 30 bucks for two people and then 15 bucks each additional person. I would rather stay there so i can do my drugs in peace hahaha
having said that, the main reason the gorge camp is the best is :
1) you dont have to drive from the campground to the show (you can walk, or stumble)
2) it will likely be the biggest party youve ever been to. if you think the fees are too high, just think of it as cover charge for a party with 5,000 to 10,000 people.
3) the gorge camp completes the "gorge experience". (youll understand this later)
as far as "party favors" go, there has always been one unwritten rule at the gorge camp- "out of sight, out of mind" the only reason you get caught is because either youre dumb, or youre trying to sell (not a good idea.....undercover...cough cough....) gorge security is usually more focused on underage drinking and violence/property damage. (correct me if im wrong chief)
BRING SUNBLOCK and a canopy or shade. also bring a shitload of water.
i always try to get to know my neighbor and that usually pays off. ive met hundreds of awesome people in the camp and ive spent many nights where ive shook so many hands, that my hand smelled. if youre going to ozzfest at the gorge this year, and YOU DONT camp at the gorge camp then youre wasting time and energy and youre missing the REAL party.
if you have a question about the gorge, i can help.
(PS- chiefs20167: you should PM me, id love to share gorge stories with you)