View Full Version : Beer In the Campground Stages
01-23-2007, 04:59 PM
Can we bring our own beverages into the campground stages like the first day?
I don't know what happened last year but it was great the first day and then all of sudden i had to drink warm flat tire
01-23-2007, 05:29 PM
Last year it seemed to depend on which security guy was working. The first guy gave me a bunch of **** and acted like I was an idiot for trying to bring in my own beer. I explained that I was able to the first day or two of the fest and all of the previous year. Another guy didn't care. Another guy said that as long as New Belgium was on tap (until midnight) we couldn't bring any in. Another guy never let any in...
I REALLY enjoyed being able to drink my own beer at the campground stages. I bought New Belgium at both anyways because I just had Budweiser.
The true devil's drink was the Sweet Leaf Tea...I think I spent over $100 on it each of the past two fests.
01-23-2007, 05:36 PM
Sweat leaf tea is awesome, I have also spent $100 or so dollars on it in the past few years, my favorite is the hibiscus.
01-23-2007, 07:18 PM
I think it's BS that we couldn't bring our own beer into the campground stages after midnight, although SNEAKING IT IN wasn't that hard!
Hate to break rules, but after midnight, we gonna let it all hang out!
Please implement a new rule fro LATE NIGHT....especially since some of us like to drink alcohol late night.
01-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Damn, that **** is good!
Sweetleaf Tea is the best drink at Wakarusa - alcoholic or not. It's so f-in good......and they didn't run out of TEA at the Govt. Mule set....I saw a bunch of schwilly PO'd peeps because they ran outta beer....just made the line that much shorter for me.
01-24-2007, 11:16 AM
They now sell Sweet Leaf Tea at Dillon's here in Manhattan in the natural foods aisle. The only flavor they have for now is mint & honey. I'm hoping they bring in the original flavor.
I've looked into ordering from them online....might just have to do that today...
01-24-2007, 01:01 PM
This stuff sounds great...but it has sugar in it, I take it....right?
If I doesn't, I'm all over it!
They sell it in our organic store as well. You can get it in the 64 oz. bottles. And they have multiple flavors. I buy the 64 oz. bottles by the case.
For obvious reasons, though, I still think it tastes better AT Wakarusa! :P
Vern, there are several flavors, including unsweetened. Now, let me say this. I don't like bottled Iced Tea. It must be fresh-brewed, and not old and rancid tasting. I would go so far as to say I'm an iced tea snob (don't care what kind of tea, but must be FRESH! and without sugar) I\"m an unsweetened tea kinda guy. I like it strong as well.
But after tasting the delectable goodness and supreme taste bud popping sensation that was the original sweetened flavor, I crossed the \"unsweetened\" picket line and began enjoying the Nectar of the Gods in it's true and unexpurgated form.
I still don't like tea sweetened w/ sugar, but my mouth is watering for an Original Sweet Leaf RIGHT NOW!!! :P
\"When I first met you.......didn't realize.......\"
01-29-2007, 12:53 PM
Does anybody from Team B have a answer about the beer in the campground stages?
I got as much love for sweetleaf as the next guy, but I don't know if I can handle drinking flat tire the whole weekend
01-29-2007, 04:31 PM
PLEASE change that rule!! It's so much nicer that way!
In 2005, I spent the most of the first and second days at the CG stages and loved the relaxed atmosphere. I didn't realize that bringing your own beer was even a issue till I went up top and they were searching everyone. Who needs that!
Then in 2006, of course the security was out of control in so many ways, we all know it sucked. The simple act of taking your own beer into the campground stage was just one more ratchet twist from mechanical mind of Security Man!!! here to save the day!! from us piss ants trying to enjoy ourselves. Thanks for that memory!!
After midnight is just a crappy compromise. Make it like it used to be. You know, human.
01-30-2007, 02:28 PM
Yes...what HE said! We need some confirmation.
01-30-2007, 02:56 PM
Weird...I've never had a problem bringing my own beer to the Campground Stage, and I've done it every year so far. For Waka's 1 and 3 I had cans of beer (Foster's for 1, Newcastle for 3) so that might explain getting away with it, but for Waka 2 I had bottles and nobody ever said anything to me. I've gotten a VIP ticket for Waka's 2 and 3, so I've brought my own beer to the CG stage just so I wouldn't have to buy it down there.
01-30-2007, 06:10 PM
I was able to carry any of my beer into the campground stage every year, EXCEPT last year. And I couldn't believe how much trouble they were giving me about taking my beer in. Hopefully that wont be an issue this year, but I too would like to hear the \"official\" word guys,
This is the first time I heard that they wouldn't allow carry-ins into the campground stages. I took my cruiser into the stages each time I went in. I noticed some bikes chained to the fence but I rode right through. Maybe thats why they didn't check for beer. But I remember year 2 carrying in a 30 pack on my back and no one even mentioned it.
02-23-2007, 07:37 PM
What about it Team B?
02-23-2007, 07:57 PM
Probably not guys. It creates a huge influx of additional trash that needs to be cleaned up at the end of each show. Also every beer booth in the concert fields is run by a non-profit organization who keeps the proceeds. It was nice for the first couple of years but is no longer possible.
However please feel free to bring as much beer as you want for the campsite. 8)
02-23-2007, 08:26 PM
sounds reasonable to me...
thanks for the reply!!!
02-23-2007, 10:11 PM
Will it be an option after midnight? I know the festival has to stop serving at midnight and ice cold beer is grand late at night...
they are actually importing these guys to confiscate beer.
Bring back the meatheads!
02-24-2007, 12:24 PM
We drank all our beer the first night we were there. It was, of course, my first fest..so I didn't really know what to plan on. We only bought food once. I guess I just had no idea how much beer is necessary...
02-24-2007, 02:22 PM
The right amount of beer is very important. It all depends on how much you drink. I always plan of bring about 10 beers per day for myself, its also important to figure that you will be hooking others up with a few brews so plan accordingly.
Also note, you will want at least half of your beer to be heady, like some Flying Dog, Negro, Samuel Smith ext... 8) and the other half some cheaper beer for when your already freshniked. Then again if you have the money just go all out and buy nothing but the head's. Some good wine and hard liquor never hurts ether.
02-24-2007, 02:44 PM
^ Bucket.....your words of wisdom makes me want a drink!
I'll buy the first round!
02-25-2007, 12:50 PM
So I soloed last year and camped out for Flaming Lips (Buckethead & Claypool did not make this difficult) and as time for the Lips came up I began to have a powerful thirst. I knew if I left my spot I would never get it back (without being a dick and I hate that) so I decided to just suffer. This guy then comes and joins the group next to me and produces THREE bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale which is my favorite session beer. I debated whether or not to beg for one, offer to buy one, or just look parched and hope for a miracle. The latter not working I was just getting around to trying to figure out how much to offer when he says to his buds hey, anybody want a beer? I probably should have shouted Hell, yeah! but before I could come up with a clever comment they were gone. :cry:
The moral of this story is simple: The Boy Scouts are right- be prepared.
02-25-2007, 01:38 PM
Thats a sad story man, but it brings up a great point. We are all brothers and sisters and we should all give to others so that non of us are in need.
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