The Jam Web Guy wrote:kato wrote:So whats the skinny with the organized lawn chair seating?
Moondance has had to organize the lawn chair seating area into a grid to maximize the concert area. Don't worry, it will be comfortable (not "jammered" sardines). The down side for fans is that there will be a $20/weekend or $10/day chair fee. The up side is that vendors will be able to roam the area and a beer tent will be added behind the sound and light deck for an added convenience. Moondance chairs will also be available for $50 (weekend lawn chair seating included). It will NOT be a roped off area and GA can make their way through the area and if someone wants to sit on the hillside where there are no chairs, no problem.
Honestly, this is a two-fold solution to two problems.
#1 is space in the concert area. Last year we saw the most we have ever seen out there and all sight lines were maxed out. Organizing the chair rows will allow for more people in the concert area and for a better flow of traffic around the grounds.
#2 is obviously added revenue. Moondance has been providing festival seating for 20 years and really wants to continue with that because we know that is what most jammers want and makes us unique. Unfortunately, for Moondance to keep getting big acts and to grow and keep getting big acts, some things have to give because costs keep going up. Just look at all of the other festivals around the area and country. They have huge dollar VIP up front, then a gold, silver, titanium, platinum (pick a metal - I prefer heavy), reserved lawn level 1, etc. etc. So two things that have to go are free showers and free lawn chair seating. I know there will be some people that are bummed out about this, but it will be a huge help in helping the Jam grow.
Davage wrote:Wow. I wasn't expecting that sort of announcement just 3 weeks away from the Jam. Charging for lawn chair seating.
Does Moondance really want to become more like the "other" fest?
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