Listen to Special Report - Camp Bisco x [audio http://thisweekonlot.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/special-report-camp-bisco-x.mp3]
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TWoL was back at Camp Bisco officially for the second year in a row, and we covered as much ground as a 2.5 person team could. 2 of us, Noob Laura and I, were paired up on site, talking to vendors, taking pictures, and catching as many sets as humanly possible. The ".5" in the equation is Wade Wilby, who takes the guest spot on this week's show. He was on site all 3 nights, while we couldn't make it till Friday night. I had hoped to record the show live backstage, but bandwidth and sound issues would have made for a sub-par episode, IMHO (both AT&T & Verizon had horrible reception, plus there was a generator near the mobile studio unit). But not to fear, it probably worked out better since we all had time to collect our thoughts and discuss this amazing event a few days after the untz settled.
I always hate to give too much away on the blog post, but I'll mention a few things since we have time. Very impressed that the festival sold out, with an estimated attendance of 25k. The grounds were able to handle this size crowd, however, it seemed the masses may have taken ILCC by surprise. There were reports of major traffic issues, people abandoning cars, and ticketless fans outside the gate. We only mention this as a word of caution for next year: Buy your ticket early, don't show up without one, be patient in line, and cooperate with the staff when entering the site. If we all prepare for a sell out crowd next year, I would bet the entire process goes much smoother. Besides that, party safe, respect others, and leave the lasers pointers at home (the band has it covered).
In the end, all 3 of us agreed that Camp Bisco has grown "beyond the biscuits", which is not a negative in any way. It is a party, a really well put on party. There were no incidents of violence. No reports of Nitrous. And no police intervention that we know of. This is quite remarkable when you have a crowd of 25,000 no matter who the band(s) is(are). If you want to dance, stay up late, and like seeing a MacBook on stage, this is the place for you. This is why we come each year (well, Wade and I do like Bisco ;-).
Feel free to share your Camp experience via our hotline 419-669-6657, and we can play it on a future episode. Or, leave a comment below, it's all good. As a bonus, we have added photos to this special report. There is a mix of crowd and artist shots, which we hope you will enjoy.
Thanks for listening,
Show Length: 44:27
File Size: 61.8mb
Cast: Stephen Olker, Laura Nulman, Wade Wilby