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URL icon « on: July 29, 2014, 08:59:21 AM »

Unfortunately we had a couple of bad experiences this year.  My girlfriend went to the ticket booth to ask about the printed schedule and was told "there not here".  When she ask when they would be available was told "when they get here".  Seems like it was by a staff member who was to busy to think about a customer rather than being on her computer. Vert rude and abrupt.   Live people AWAYS take precedence.  :burn

And then there was the young woman who had to stand up during AKUS and block the view of a bunch or folks behind her.  When ask directly to sit down she said no, she didn't have to and didn't care about anyone else's view.
Ask again and her friend told me to get off her tarp that I was invading her personal space.  At least a dozen folks were yelling at her to sit down.  Hope she never makes it back.

Last but not least.  If you bring your kids to Rocky Grass they are your responsibility.  It's not a day camp that they get to run roughshod over everyone else.  I saw way to many out of control kids with no adults in sight running over and into people with no concern for anything but their fun.   Don't blame the kid's, it's the don't give a rats ass parents. 

   
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 09:41:49 AM »

I wanted to sit during AK's slow songs, but I was standing in an inch of water with a drenched chair.  Everybody else in my area seemed to be standing and dancing (during uptempo numbers), though.

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URL icon « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 09:52:35 AM »

When everyone is standing and dancing I totally get it but not just one brain dead nub.  There are areas to dance on the side as well.
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URL icon « Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 10:21:18 AM »

Yeah we were the front tarp on Sunday and several in my group were quite annoyed with the kids running back & forth right by the fence.  I thought it was neat actually, but I can see your and their point about the parents not being too concerned.

I would say for the most part people were friendly as usual.  However the line number passer outers seemed pretty surely.  Likely this was due to those who were getting numbers as they were passed and then going back in line and "swarming" for additional numbers. 

Finally a special rude people shout out to the dude who on Sunday ran up to the tarp line as it was beginning to move and said:
"hey anyone have an extra number?"
he was handed a 620 or something and his reaction was "ugh a 600?" No thank you, nothing. Just derision for being given a middle of the pack number.  Some people.  Swearing

However on the whole it was a great festival as usual and the rebuilding of the ranch is spectactular in my opinion.  Cheers

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URL icon « Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 05:46:43 PM »

Was it how much peeps wanted to be there for the post-flood Rockygrass?  I noticed a little more "intensity" in behaviors than in prior years, both good and bad.  We were sitting right in front of that same gal that everyone was yelling at during AKUS, and although it was weird when the music was so slow (as opposed to SCR getting everyone on their feet), the yelling and confrontation really went over the line, IMO.

As for the kids, it is what it is. It seems that every year there are more young kids than there were the previous year.  This is probably healthy for bluegrass overall.  My only gripe is the noise generated, more by the parents than the kids themselves that detracts from listening.  I suppose for some it is just an outdoor outing with the kiddies in the Summer, rather than a music festival.  For those, including myself, who find this annoying, it is the case that those large young family groups tend to gravitate to the edges of the field with all their stuff, so next year we'll try to get more to the middle and use more sunscreen.
 
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URL icon « Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 05:46:32 PM »

I can see how non-parents would be irritated by the kiddo's running around.  I tend to enjoy the family dynamic at festivals - sometimes causing disruption.  Part of that is that I'm able to tune out kids somewhat (having 2 little maniacs myself).

Part of Rockygrass (for me) is taking the mixed bag it offers and just going with it.  The experience is always different, but it's always great in it's own way.  I'm sorry to hear some of you didn't fully enjoy the festival.  Hoping it wasn't all bad. :)

I think we've all had moments when we've had that standing person/tall person in front of us.  Just me (of course), but those are the shows I lay back and stare at the stars.  Or maybe, turn around for a few songs and watch the crowd.  Hell - maybe someone offering her a sandwich would have persuaded her to sit and eat it.  Flower
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URL icon « Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 11:20:15 PM »

  I would like to weigh in on the comments surrounding all of the kids. All of these kids running around represents one for sure thing. Bluegrass will never die! Do you realize how many of those kids just might end up bringing their own kids to Rockygrass? I love seeing that many kids running around at the festival. I kind of think that the fest is a great place to let kids run around with other kids. Once again, those kids just might end up to be life long friends. Or even start up their own band and hitting it big. It's not like we haven't ever heard of that one happening. 
   This is just the humble opinion of a single guy that has no kids, and only live around the kids for the length of the festival. Or for ever how long I am there. So you need to keep that in mind when I say let the kids play. You never know what might come of it. even if that means you get woke up early in the morning. With some kid running right past my tent "Ridding his motor cycle". I know that's what he was doing. Because he was hitting third gear as he ran past my feet. Just kind of reminded me that I was at RockyGrass.  Thumbs Up 

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URL icon « Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 11:11:46 AM »

Sorry folks. It's a live musical event. OK, so sometimes your view gets obscured by someone who is  perhaps more excited or more energetic than yourself, BUT...standing is and always should be allowed-even if you deem the tune too mellow to stand or sway or boogie to... IMHO. I'll tell you this, as a musician, I appreciate those who stand and get completely into the music. I'm not saying sitting is wrong either, but if you want to sit with no one standing in your way, scoot your buns and lounger toward the back, where this is less likely..
  As far as rudeness, well this is a given in any large group of people. But of the literally thousands of concerts I've been to- including symphonies, rock, country, folk jazz punk...you name it...the rudeness factor at Rocky and TBF are lower than anywhere else. Count your blessings..

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URL icon « Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 04:19:27 PM »

Live and let live. Except we should blow up all umbrellas :burn just sayin Flower

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URL icon « Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 07:16:57 AM »

Could we please get an announcement from the stage regarding how rude it is to stand and dance in the concert viewing area? Four years in a row, my view has been obstructed specifically during the the last two acts of the evening by wigging rear ends.  And though I endeavor to be as unobtrusive and discreet as possible, I have been asked to leave because I was forced to move to the front briefly to get photos and videos. In years past we have had to relocate several times due to folks who seem to be more interested in partying and impressing one another than listening to the music, which is why we go!  Also, I have no idea why  so many people do not treat common walkways like two way streets or why it is considered appropriate to block these walkways while visiting with friends.
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URL icon « Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 09:03:50 AM »

Be careful what you feed your head friends. Fest is a party not concert. Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #11 on: July 28, 2016, 11:01:04 AM »

Be careful what you feed your head friends. Fest is a party not concert. Cheers

Actually, I think Rockygrass is most definitely a concert that turns more into a party later in the evening.  I've found that most people are very considerate at RG. Gotta listen to the sweet music, but shaking your butt needs to happen too.
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URL icon « Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 03:30:06 PM »

I find it interesting how many people love the band competition but will get up DURING the performance and leave!  It would be most respectful to at least wait until the song is over.

We overheard a conversation in the pavilion while waiting for the final 4 bands to start that seemed unreal. A woman asked a gentleman in front of her if he'd remove his 10 gallon hat for the performances, he told her no. Strange thing was, he had an infant, who's noises were politely overlooked as many of us have been in his shoes.

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