My parents live about an hour away from Summercamp and i've gone 4 times. I've never had a bad time there. Went VIP twice and enjoyed it as well. for only $150 or whatever it was to upgrade, its hard to complain lol. I'm going back this year. And then I'm going to my first Waka right afterward. I will be glad to compare/contrast the two when its all said and done. As far as alcohol, as long as ur not too obvious it can be brought in. And once its in, you dont have to go through any more security at the main stages or anywhere else on site except the late night sets in the Red Barn. Do i like paying extra for late nights? No, but they weren't very expensive either. I guess if ur on a limited budget it would be a big issue. The storms do suck, but i cant imagine a place where a big downpour wouldn't make a mess of everything. I passin ed out through the whole thing last year lol. In VIP you can park real close to your campsite so you could make trips to ur car rather easily if u needed to. In the end, everyone has their own experiences and likes/dislikes. I've seen Summercamp blossom into a solid mid-level festival and I hope it continues to grow. The more festivals the better IMO.
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