The popular electronic music festival has found its new home at Montage Mountain and thousands of festival-goers from across the country are pitching tents and preparing for three days of good music, good vibes and good times.
Live Nation’s Vice President of Marketing, David Niedbalski, says more than 15,000 music fans from all 50 states will come to Montage Mountain to experience three of the best days of their summer. Marina Pedroza is from Brazil and has found her way to Camp Bisco.
“I’m a student in Philly,” she said. “I’m excited to experience this festival.”
She’s here with Natalie DeRitis of Philadelphia, who has been to Camp Bisco festivals before.
“I noticed it seems so much more organized already,” DeRitis said. “Checking in, they seemed to have all their ducks in a line. They knew what they were doing.”
DeRitis said her previous Camp Bisco experiences showed less organization and more thorough searches upon entering.
“They weren’t very invasive. I was surprised,” DeRitis said.
“They seemed tired by the time they got to us,” Pedroza added.
Security may have been tired. Thousands of cars went through inspection beginning at noon on Wednesday.
Pedroza and DeRitis said they arrived around 9 p.m. and didn’t get to their camping location until 4 a.m.
“It was worth the wait,” DeRitis said. “The people here are awesome. That’s why I didn’t mind the wait. The people you meet are all really cool and friendly and down for a good time.”
Sam Haymen and Mindy Stewart of Muncy, New York arrived around 1:30 a.m. and said security wasn’t as intense as they expected.
“We heard there were dogs searching and people getting kicked out,” Haymen said. “But security didn’t event check our car. They just let us go in. We weren’t expecting that.”
Stewart said earlier in the day on Wednesday, dogs searched her friend’s car.
“My friend said a dog walked by her trunk and started barking,” she said. “Security told her to either give her what they have or they’ll take it and kick her out. So she just gave them a little bit of her weed and they let her in.”
Though the music hasn’t started yet, there’s plenty of action happening. Everyone seems to be chill and looking forward to a great weekend.
Everyone just wants to let go of all their inhibitions and enjoy the next three days.
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