10/12 2018

How To Festival: Dave Matthews Band at The Gorge Amphitheatre 2014

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Regardless if you love or hate them, we'll explain how to maximize your time, money, and energy spent on "LaborDave" weekend at The Gorge. To be perfectly honest, neither of us were into Dave before attending for the first time back in 2011. After a good week at work, we decided to buy tickets for Dave Matthews Band Caravan after hearing countless stories about how great it is. Here we are entering our 4th year, so w This year, we'll be flying into Seattle the morning of Thursday, August 28th and renting a car to The Gorge. We also rented an RV which will be on site when we arrive at the venue. We paid a few extra hundred bucks for delivery after last year's blown-tire-in-the-middle-of-nowhere incident. We got a great deal from Enough with the nostalgia... lets get down to the details on how to maximize your time, money, and energy spent on "LaborDave" weekend at The Gorge. Step 1. Be Prepared -When Driving -When Flying This will be our first year making the trek via airplane. We'll be sure and follow up with the lessons we learned. But we've definitely packed enough underwear. 2. Don't Be Stupid The atmosphere at The Gorge tends to be very easy-going, which can lead to making stupid mistakes. Don't purchase anything from strangers (except burritos.) Also, make sure and lock your valuables in your car when leaving your campsite. Every year we've attended, camps have been ransacked. We'd recommend buying yourself a keychain for your keys. Getting any kind of assistance that far from civilization will cost you more than your weekend pass. 3. Drink lots of water/Don't get too drunk It's hotter than hell in the high desert, with temperatures reaching over [...]

7/17 2018

How to Festival: McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2016 Preview

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2016 is in 2 days, and we can’t wait! It was one of our favorite festivals last year. Now in it’s 13th year McDowell Mountain Music Festival is 100% non-profit, with all proceeds going to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center. With a strong focus on community involvement and the arts, Mcdowell Mountain does an excellent job of creating an environment that brings everyone together. The Lineup The lineup this year is amazing with Beck, The Avett Brothers, Kid Cudi, Porter Robinson, Animal Collective and more! After Hours performances will be by Animal Collective, Goldfish, Griz and M!NT on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The party starts at 11:30pm and admission is only $20! We saw Beck last year in Tucson where he played a mix of his grammy award winning album "Morning Phase" and old favorites, and it might have been the best show we’ve ever attended. If his setlist at MMMF is half as good as it was at his show in Tucson, then we’re in for a treat. Also towards the top on our list of favorite concerts are The Avett Brothers who, since seeing them open for DMB at The Gorge Amphitheatre in 2012, have been a part of our daily playlist. Their music has a very raw, folk rock sound that will have you dancing in no time. Kid Cudi is another old favorite of ours. With his influences ranging between A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ratatat, MGMT, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and more, it’s no surprise his sound is so unique. [...]