I'll save you all a trip to my website. Here are my whopping 2 picts from this years WEMF.
Robb G and I
We drove like mad for 2 hours to get there on time for Robb's set (which right before mine). We parked the car, and started on the 15 minute walk to the front gate. On the way to the gate, we passed about 3000 pissed off ravers who had run out of PLUR. We got dirty looks all the way to the front and we were even yelled by one girl who thought we were cutting in the line.
We got to the front and weren't allowed in. Looking at the line and hearing about the ongoing battle to make this event happen, we realized that even if we did get in, our set times would be pushed back until the next morning. That would have been fine, but Robb had to be on a plane in the AM. Then the Media thought it a good idea to get the crowds opinion of what was going on. I couldn't really make out anything except a bunch of yelling and swearing. The crowd was getting hostile, I got a bad feeling... so we left.
Here's the line
The crowd on the near side of the road consisted of mostly DJ's and other staff that were also denied enterance. The Far side of the road was the front of the line. Not a pretty sight.
My sympathies go out to the organizers, some of whom spent most of the day Friday in court trying to make this event happen. This is a logistical nightmare and my heart goes out to you guys.
My sarcastic thanks go out to the ignorant townspeople that tried oh, so hard to stop this event. Guess they didn't want our $100,000+ tourist dollars that Sauble got a couple years ago. You know, I'll bet if we had Garth Brooks headlining the Dose tent, there wouldn't have been a problem.
My sarcastic thanks also go out to the ignorant OPP who thought it would be fun to follow around the organizers and systematically shut down all the other better, safer, licensed venues all over the province leaving them to have to resort to the venue they used.
I was actually thinking that there wasn't really a point to this year's iDance... but apparently I was wrong. There is still a ton of ignorance out there. We need to educate.