So, like pretty much everyone, I’m hyped up and ready to go. Though I’m hoping I have better luck in the “random entry generator” lottery to buy tix than I ever had lining up in my PJs in town park for tickets in the tarp run though ( hello, tickets 333-twice).
Good luck to all the other Town Parkers, esp my camp, cannot wait to be back. Was telling friends here in Australia last night how I’m getting up at 3.45am to try to score tickets then flying to US to get there via a complicated variety of flights and rides. It’s fair to say they were, um, intrigued as to why anyone would go through it all.
“Wow” they said, “what’s the line up, must be amazing if you’re willing to do that”.
“Um, that’s the thing, you buy your tickets before you know the line up……” I tried to explain.
Friend on third drink “ then you line up EVERY DAY at 9am for a ticket that decides when you get to run through a field to put down a tarp……ARE YOU MAD?”
Next drink. “ Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, terrible coffee in US “ ( ok, I agree with that).
Next drink. “Our $$ is so low compared to US, it will cost you a fortune, don’t go, come to Bali with us instead, massages every day”……
Nah, it’s clear they don’t get it, I’m not listening to any more of this, I’m getting up at 3.45am and I’m getting my hands on some TP tickets and dreaming of being back at Telluride.
Seriously, how do you explain to “normal” people why nothing tops this festival no matter how hard it is to get there and why you are so desperate to go?
Time to go home.
Good luck everyone