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URL icon « Reply #1170 on: January 08, 2018, 01:14:39 PM »

TP virgin.  Have a party of 4 going.  Is there a size limit for tents?  Just attempting to plan.  Thank you

Welcome!  There's no size limit to tents.  That said, the earlier in the week you arrive, the better chance/easier it will be to set up a bigger footprint.
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URL icon « Reply #1171 on: January 08, 2018, 02:20:44 PM »

What a great time I had my first time at TBGF in Town Park campground. We left Denver late Monday night, pulled into TP around 6 am, found an awesome spot for three tents right on the bank of the river, Bridal Veil in view from our canopy. We could hear much of the music right from camp. What a wonderful community. I heard Yonder Mountain String Band playing in the campground Tuesday night, ate at a lovely potluck supper on Wednesday. Really an awesome time.
The experience was not without setbacks. I have asthma and COPD, and the thin oxygen was not good for me at all. I ended up at the ER in town on Saturday (the PB staff and Telluride EMTs were so helpful - clearly I was not the first to have that problem), and we left on Sunday morning, unfortunately. I'm a huge Elephant Revival fan and really looked forward to hearing them at Telluride.

The scenery, the town, the music, the people, the festival operation: all first rate!  Thumbs Up
Sorry you had to leave early. Those small oxygen tanks and inhalers can be a big help at altitude. Maybe we need an oxygen bar there these days.
It sounds like overall you had a good time. I did want to mention that more than likely the falls in your view were Ingram Falls. Bridal Veil is not visible until you drive far up the canyon and they appear on your right. Still a lovely view no matter which way you are looking!

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URL icon « Reply #1172 on: January 08, 2018, 02:36:59 PM »

There are no limits to the size of tent you bring, just be sure you are bringing a tent that you need. If all four are camping in the same tent, you will find a spot that it will fit in. Don't bring a tent that sleeps 10 if you are only going to have 4 Pirate
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URL icon « Reply #1173 on: January 11, 2018, 07:13:41 AM »

Help a newbie!  We are traveling from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in NC by air to Denver, then to Telluride.  How do you recommend I get the stuff we need for the festival?  Chairs?  Blanket?  Cooler?  We'll be driving straight from the airport to Telluride on June 19.  Should I pack a box and ship to the hotel?  Or are there places to purchase these items that are reasonably priced?

Thanks for the advice.
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URL icon « Reply #1174 on: January 11, 2018, 08:02:09 AM »

Help a newbie!  We are traveling from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in NC by air to Denver, then to Telluride.  How do you recommend I get the stuff we need for the festival?  Chairs?  Blanket?  Cooler?  We'll be driving straight from the airport to Telluride on June 19.  Should I pack a box and ship to the hotel?  Or are there places to purchase these items that are reasonably priced?

Thanks for the advice.

Really depends on what you need. If you're not camping, then you don't have to worry about camping gear. If you have things that you want but can't take on the plane, many folks have recommended that you can ship them to the post office in Telluride and pick them up. But there is always the issue of shipping them back. Or there are places in town where you can always donate gently used gear.
I've flown into Denver many times, even with kids. I recommend that if you need to purchase things in bulk like food, blankets, coolers, chairs, tarps, etc... you can save a lot of $$$ by not buying them in Telluride. It's about 7-8 hours drive from Denver to Telluride. We usually stopped in Grand Junction, where they have things like Wal-Marts and liquor stores, and you can stock up your car there. From Grand Junction it is only about 1.5 hours to Telluride. If you need herbal recreation, that is easy to get in town. Often, we'd make friends in town, and things like tarps and chairs we'd just give away if we didn't want to carry them on the plane. The most important thing to bring, besides yourselves, is good clothes and footwear. It can range from brutally hot and sunny to freezing cold and snow. When the sun goes down, so does the thermometer. There is a packing list somewhere on this forum that is very helpful. Maybe another reader can point you to it.  Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #1175 on: January 11, 2018, 08:02:35 AM »

Well you can certainly buy everything in Telluride, if, money is no object. Remember this is a resort town. Also you will be arriving rather late in the game and selection may not be that good. People will be arriving the Friday before the festival so things will be pretty crowded by Wednesday. I would think that shipping your gear to your Hotel ( or hoddle according to John Hartford, anything for a rhyme) would be a great plan. You will have to ship it back though. Now if you buy inexpensive gear, you can always leave it in the community "free box" for those in need. Enjoy the magic of this Festival, it it like NO OTHER! Pirate
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URL icon « Reply #1176 on: January 11, 2018, 08:11:34 AM »

Here is Hippie's updated packing list from 2015. If you are camping, this is what you need! But the bocce balls are optional!

 Wave  Ok gang, I've reviewed the pack list that was last updated in 2007. Made a few changes for this years special events and am ready to repost!

Drum roll please   budumdum-joke

The 2015?? Version of Hippie J's Ultimate pack list

Tickets - wallet - cash
Ez ups with spikes
Tent
Ground cloth
parachute cord
Sleeping Bag
Therma rests
Pillows
condoms
Flashlight/head lamps
Walkie Talkies
camera
batteries
cell phone
charging cable
Quarters (for showers)
comfy shoes and sandals
lotsa socks
Clothes - long sleeved t shirts
skirt - tie die for rumballs
Big straw hat
sunscreen/sunglasses
reading glasses x3
rain suit
water bottles
day pack
duck call
bocce balls

wagon

bath towel
lotion
lip balm
toothbrush
hair brush
comb
foot slave

folding table
kitchen sinks
sink table
5 gallon buckets
cutting boards
2 burner coleman stove
white gas
bar towels
waffle irons
spray on corn oil
sourdough starter
weber
charcoal
jumiper for smoking
chimney firestarter
small skillet
wok
saucepan
paper plates
festival cups
metal cups
silverware
spatula
knife bag
tongs
dishpans
dr bronners soap
tin foil, and zip lock, and garbage bags
compost, recycle, and garbage buckets
cubitaners for water

festival chairs
camp chairs
tarpage

dry food ice chest
oyster ice chest
water cooler

Lanterns
Small propane bottles
Mantles
Matches


minidisk recorder
stereo mic
headphones
big battery
solar panel with regulator
invereter
power strips
led lights
blank mini discs
mic stand
small mixer
gig rack
Pa speaker
gaffers tape
electrical tape
cables
small flashlight
cable adapters

hammer
rope
string
screwdriver
needle nose
vise grips
channel locks
wire cutter
felcos
swiss army knife
matte knife
wax
tennis balls
gaffers tape

Are there any questions?

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URL icon « Reply #1177 on: January 11, 2018, 08:45:56 AM »

Help a newbie!  We are traveling from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in NC by air to Denver, then to Telluride.  How do you recommend I get the stuff we need for the festival?  Chairs?  Blanket?  Cooler?  We'll be driving straight from the airport to Telluride on June 19.  Should I pack a box and ship to the hotel?  Or are there places to purchase these items that are reasonably priced?

Thanks for the advice.

Really depends on what you need. If you're not camping, then you don't have to worry about camping gear. If you have things that you want but can't take on the plane, many folks have recommended that you can ship them to the post office in Telluride and pick them up. But there is always the issue of shipping them back. Or there are places in town where you can always donate gently used gear.
I've flown into Denver many times, even with kids. I recommend that if you need to purchase things in bulk like food, blankets, coolers, chairs, tarps, etc... you can save a lot of $$$ by not buying them in Telluride. It's about 7-8 hours drive from Denver to Telluride. We usually stopped in Grand Junction, where they have things like Wal-Marts and liquor stores, and you can stock up your car there. From Grand Junction it is only about 1.5 hours to Telluride. If you need herbal recreation, that is easy to get in town. Often, we'd make friends in town, and things like tarps and chairs we'd just give away if we didn't want to carry them on the plane. The most important thing to bring, besides yourselves, is good clothes and footwear. It can range from brutally hot and sunny to freezing cold and snow. When the sun goes down, so does the thermometer. There is a packing list somewhere on this forum that is very helpful. Maybe another reader can point you to it.  Cheers

It's 1.5 hours to Telluride from Montrose, not Grand Junction.  Wink  Montrose does indeed have the shops above, with lower prices and better selection than Telluride.  Since you're in a hotel, I'd recommend an inexpensive cooler and camp chairs from Wal Mart, which can be donated to the free box in Telluride after you're done with them.
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URL icon « Reply #1178 on: January 11, 2018, 09:29:40 AM »


It's 1.5 hours to Telluride from Montrose, not Grand Junction.  Wink  Montrose does indeed have the shops above, with lower prices and better selection than Telluride.  Since you're in a hotel, I'd recommend an inexpensive cooler and camp chairs from Wal Mart, which can be donated to the free box in Telluride after you're done with them.
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URL icon « Reply #1179 on: January 11, 2018, 10:42:54 AM »


It's 1.5 hours to Telluride from Montrose, not Grand Junction.  Wink  Montrose does indeed have the shops above, with lower prices and better selection than Telluride.  Since you're in a hotel, I'd recommend an inexpensive cooler and camp chairs from Wal Mart, which can be donated to the free box in Telluride after you're done with them.

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URL icon « Reply #1180 on: January 11, 2018, 11:08:18 AM »


It's 1.5 hours to Telluride from Montrose, not Grand Junction.  Wink  Montrose does indeed have the shops above, with lower prices and better selection than Telluride.  Since you're in a hotel, I'd recommend an inexpensive cooler and camp chairs from Wal Mart, which can be donated to the free box in Telluride after you're done with them.

You are right Skubes, my brain is not functioning today!  :hooch
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URL icon « Reply #1181 on: January 11, 2018, 11:17:30 AM »


It's 1.5 hours to Telluride from Montrose, not Grand Junction.  Wink  Montrose does indeed have the shops above, with lower prices and better selection than Telluride.  Since you're in a hotel, I'd recommend an inexpensive cooler and camp chairs from Wal Mart, which can be donated to the free box in Telluride after you're done with them.

You are right Skubes, my brain is not functioning today!  :hooch

Your brain is getting into Festivaaaaaaaal Mode early! Pirate
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URL icon « Reply #1182 on: January 18, 2018, 01:36:33 PM »

TP Virgin. 
Lodging booked in Mountain Village as is Mary Illium; we'll decide before March 9 refund date camping vs. lodge.
Camping en route from SoCal reserved
4-Day tickets purchased
3 and 5 year old's excited.
Just need to convince the wife we can afford this crazy time; she knows she will have fun. 
Question and this is for my nervous wife/mamma curious re: kids' stamina....
What are typical showtime on the main-stage? Start time? Daily end time?  When do Night Grass shows typically start/end?
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URL icon « Reply #1183 on: January 18, 2018, 01:43:27 PM »

Seems like music starts between 10-11am and ends between 1030-1130pm give or take. Nightgrass starts between 10-11 and can go till 2am. Nightgrass is typically 21 and over.
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URL icon « Reply #1184 on: January 18, 2018, 05:05:57 PM »

Those times are pretty accurate. I might suggest that if you are traveling with wee ones that you consider purchasing a large sun shade. That way you can set it up at the back of the festival grounds and give them a nice place where they can rest and nap during the day to recharge their batteries when they wind down. You can always make sojourns up to the front when you want too. One thing about TBF, they have the sound dialed in for that Box Canyon. Even in the back it is crystal clear, and you will love every minute of it.  Pirate
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