txgold17 - The good people who put on Moondance Jam *do* get to hear our feedback through this forum, and I'm sure that they will take your criticism of the VIP area in a positive fashion and will take your comments into consideration. They want to build the best Jam that they can give, and they do that by keeping people happy. They will be glad that you took the time to send in your comments.
In my opinion, there are a couple of things that I hope NEVER change at Moondance Jam.
1 - The ability of EVERYBODY to get down front and Jam, no matter whether they bought the $90 advanced general admission ticket or the $695 Rock Star pass. I don't mind the VIP area sitting off to the side of the stage, because it is my choice to sit there off to the side, or go down to front-row centre. If there is a 3PM band playing, and the people from VIP aren't all in attendance, it would look pretty empty in front of the stage.
2 - The covered VIP area. It is the shelter from the extreme sun and rain. That is a BIG selling point for me, and txgold17 - you admit that it is something that beats the Wisconsin event.
It would be next to impossible to have a covered area down in front of the stage, without blocking the view for people further back.
I have attended the Jam twice - and did the VIP route both times. I will be going VIP again next year! I basically look at it as pre-paying for my beer. I could buy a whole whack of Moondance tokens, and risk losing them, or I can just pre-pay for my drinks, and some food and not worry about running out of money or beer. I don't expect to be treated as 'royalty' in the VIP area with reserved seats, I just treat it as an option to pre-pay my for my booze and also to enjoy some shelter now and again.