The crowd was not even close to as bad as I was expecting, but maybe that was because I was in the right places at the right times and/or I didn't let anything bother me because I constantly had an alcoholic beverage in my hand thanks to the VIP hookup. Everyone that I was around seemed to be in a great mood though and really enjoyed themselves. In fact, I would say that it seemed like the most enjoyable crowd that i have experienced at a festival and it's probably mostly due to the pleasant atmosphere. I met several people there from out of town that went to Coachella and they were extremely impressed. They all told me that the majority of the people that they interacted with at Coachella were nowhere near as pleasant and that they encountered numerous asssholes everyday there. I didn't encounter any asssholes at hangout 2012, but I stayed away from the EDM tent and had no desire to enter the DMB crowd on Sunday.
That's refreshing to hear. It had to have definitely helped that you stayed away from the EDM tent ;D You going to Bear Creek this year Longinus?