I would like to know if the vip tickets are worth it. I mean if you had the bucks to spare(we did) would you guys do it? I'm almost too old to rough it anymore(52)...and an original Woodstock vet. peace & LOVE, Steevo
I'm 42, bought a set, then sold them. For me, the premium is just too high. I'm taking a risk...buying when I arrive on Wednesday evening, hopefully for under $100 apiece, or $200 for two. The $850 spread to upgrade just didn't seem worth it to me, but then again, I've been the past two times and I know what to expect.
I'm sure lots of folks were well-pleased, and for some, it's worth it just to keep the walking down....but not for me.
We bought the VIP tix too (our first time to Bonnaroo). Mostly because it is going to be such a pain in the butt to make it to this show (job-wise) that we figured we already had a huge investment, may as well make the experience deluxe. My only fear is that the camping scene won't be as cool. Doesn't sound like there'll be that much time to be at the campsite, though, so what the hey.
About finding cheap tix at the show, I have some mixed feelings about this. I have NO problems with buying cheap tickest off people who bought a bunch hoping to make some money--scalpers. Screw them. But I do think it's a little rude to pay less than face for tickets from fellow roosters who had some friends back out or something like that. I couldn't enjoy saving a hundred bucks if I knew it meant somebody else at the show had to pay an extra hundred. Doesn't seem like a positive community thing to me. If I have extra tickets I would rather give them away, or trade with them, than to let somebody who PLANS on cheap tix at my expense have them.
Sorry about my bandwagon, but I've heard SO MANY people between the various lists plan on this, that I'm a little concerned at the attitude. So, hopefully everybody will buy their "bargain" tickets off scalpers, and give the fellow roosters a fair price or a trade.
My wife and I justified the V.I.P. price by calling it our 30th anniversary present to each other. We used to go to the Philly Folk Festival and the most annoying part was the lack of showers and the overflowing portopotties.
Sure would love to hear from past V.I.P. ticket purchasers about their experiences.