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hey there. just wondering what the situation will be with the parking lot...i read that parking will be next to campsites but since they are selling one day tickets, obviously those folks who buy them are not going to be camping. so...is there gonna be a lot and what kind of scene will it be/was it last year? what kind of stuff is going on in it...vending, etc.
06-06-2004, 02:08 PM
[quote:1cdabf05fd=\"Anonymous\"]hey there. just wondering what the situation will be with the parking lot...i read that parking will be next to campsites but since they are selling one day tickets, obviously those folks who buy them are not going to be camping. so...is there gonna be a lot and what kind of scene will it be/was it last year? what kind of stuff is going on in it...vending, etc.
this is wakarusa's first year, so there was no last year
as for a lot... there will most likely NOT be a \"lot\" it will most likely be like other festivals where you will find people walking around campsites and on the camp grounds. I think finding a shakedown street..err area I guess :wink: wont be too hard, and you shouldn't even worry about it
06-06-2004, 03:16 PM
They are setting up a lot for day parking and some of the upgraded people will be parking one car there. We can only have one car in each upgraded site. No camping is aloud in the parking lot. The primitive camping, what most people will be doing is next to car parking. car, tent, car, tent, car, tent, get the idea. In those areas people will be hanging out all over, as it is where they live for 4 days.
Vending is going to be inside the gates to the concert field. I'm sure you can find everything beer, food, clothes, art, and palm readers. You have to be a registered vender to sell there. Send e-mail here for application email@example.com .
I hear if your not registered the will kick you off the camp grounds, ticket holder or not. Up to you if you want to risk it I guess.
06-06-2004, 03:47 PM
I really hope they aren't going to be kicking people out for doing what happens at every festival, ie: selling waters, ciggs, food, ect... thats PART of the festival experiance, almost as much as the music...
I assume that is what the person was originally asking, but I could be way off. At concerts, the lot's are usually where people walk around selling items, in festivals, it happens on the camp grounds.
If they enforce the \"you sell anything your gone rule\" not only will lots of people be kicked out, but the festi wont have a good \"vibe\" IMO.
I guess we'll never know how it will be run till we get there, but I'm expecting to have a fun weekend where I'll leave leave staff alone, and they'll leave me alone :) Unless they just wanna chat, then I'm all for it :D
06-06-2004, 04:12 PM
I know people want to sell stuff, and just can't help themselves from doing it in the camp sites. I just hope you keep it on the down low. I don't think they will be looking to bust people, but is it fair to the people who did fill out an application and are trying to follow the rules?
If they are selling water for $4 and you have it for $1 or $2, hell yes I would rather buy it from you. If your making breakfast 2 campsites over and I don't want to go all the way in the concert field to get food I might buy from you also. But, it looks like they are trying to keep the prices down on food and water. I also hope most people are bringing the food and water they need anyway. Super Walmart here I come.
For art and crafts, I know its hard to set up a booth to sell that stuff. It's just a risk you have to take I guess.
Cigarettes on the other hand are illegal to sell without a licencs. Don't be stupid and get in legal trouble out there.
If you need to make money out there, just be smart about it. I'm going to leave all my hookers at home.
06-06-2004, 05:09 PM
I guess I wasn't thinkin people would set up \"shop\" and try to sell, I was just thinkin the normal \"nomadic salesman\"
but I'm not going to be, or ever have sold anything, so Im not worried, just want the festival to be a good time, and not get a bad rap as not like the others.
Pimp Bob, I like it 8)
well, i can only speak for myself and my family, but we couldn't shell out for the 1,000,000 yes 1 million dollar insurance policy they require to be a legitimate vendor.
we hand dye silk tapestries and scarves and playsilks for kids (capes, costumes etc.) and will have our kids with us...sure we'd love to go the show but we are in a place right now where that's not possible, and need to be vigilant about finding a market for our stuff so we can continue to be work at home parents....living in Arkansas that means traveling with the whole family to different festivals, etc. to find that target audience. the squares down at out local farmer's market sure aren't it!
i don't want to \"shake down\" anybody, just offer a high quality craft that certain people like and will pay for (a product unlike water which seems mercenary to sell to needy thirsty people, and unlike cigs which we don't consider poisonous anyway...)
so there you go, the story behind my query.
sounds like there is not a concensus as to what lot will or won't be for this festival. i sure don't want to travel esp with baby that far only to find we can't set up shop.
thanks for the input.
that should have been \"which we DO consider poisonous anyway\".
06-06-2004, 08:05 PM
Not that I know anything, but I don't think you need $1million insurance to sell crafts. That sounds like what the food vendors need. I'm sure you would have to pay a fee.
yeah, i mentioned it becaue i spoke with the woman who is in charge if vending applications and she told me it was specifically necessary!
Dgold at An Honest Tune
06-07-2004, 07:38 PM
Joy, if attending the concert (i.e. buying a ticket) is not possible for your family, I think you should consider not travelling to Wakarusa. People will probably not be hanging out in the day-parking lot.
06-15-2004, 06:33 AM
[quote=\"Anonymous\"]well, i can only speak for myself and my family, but we couldn't shell out for the 1,000,000 yes 1 million dollar insurance policy they require to be a legitimate vendor.
I agree...I'm a candle/incense maker and would love to sell, but it's just not worth the price...too bad!!
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