We’ve been fortunate enough to get free VIP tix the last 2 years from a buddy who works for a sponsor. If we get that offer again, we will jump on it for sure.
Too much shit going on this year for us to even think about it, w/o the allure of free tix. That def sucks, cuz that lineup is bomb this year. Ween alone bumps it up big time.
I had told myself after ‘06-‘08 that I’d likely not go back, unless I had VIP or an RV. I will say the bathrooms & VIP lounge shows def make it worth the extra $$, but not dumping that much before walking through the gates. My last 2 years have been really great experiences & I actually look forward to returning.
The biggest down side to general Summer Camp experience is the conditions of bathrooms & access to good water. If you can prepare for and deal with that, you will have a great time.
VIP is actually very much worth it on this, IMO. The air conditioned bathrooms & VIP late night shows in the tent are the shit.