Festivus was celebrated as a parody holiday on the Seinfeld sitcom. It was intended for the folks who did not get, or want to celebrate, the traditional holidays.
Unfortunately that is what was left for the non-VIP folks at the Salmon Festival — a parody of a concert at $155 a ticket.
I did not hear much about the VIP tickets other than you could not get them.
That is another story.
I attended the KISS concert a couple of years ago and the ability to move around the field and get close was amazing.
I walked into this concert and was immediately greeted, halfway down the field and behind the production tower and merchandise tents, by a large fence.
I respect what the poor VIPs went through, but I could not even see the concert.
I overheard many people in this poor-man compound talk about getting their money back. Many were irate.
I took a chance and went into the beer tent (which could easily be called the cocaine and weed tent) and watched people throw up, dance, pass out and occasionally fall on each other.
Apparently you can serve six beer at a time to loaded drunk, incoherent concert goers and the rules regarding public intoxication apply neither to the party animal, the server or the RCMP for that matter.
All is forgiven ’cause the money is flowing! If only the water had been.
I absolutely get where the VIPs are coming from and they are right.
I will have to take people’s word regarding quality of the bands. I did not actually see them.