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BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???

Posted by SoulJah123 
BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 05, 2011 02:27AM
Ok, last year was my first time at SNWMF!! It was bomb in every way! I will be a return every year JAH WILLING!! But now I must say I was disappointed with how early the administrators came to shut down all the partying at the camp sites! What is that about? I mean it seemed like around 2 they started shutting down all the sound systems. We are at reggae man... let it slide, Be easy. We all paid to be here! I think most people wanted to keep partying and they shut us down. So now what time should I expect that they do that again this year?

For this world class reggae I will accept what is given but wish they would chill out with that.
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 05, 2011 02:57AM
Personally I believe Sierra Nevada is a more rootsy and respectable family vibe. Since I have been going the Dancehall always gets shut down by 2:30 am....and there is still camp site ragers, it just not Reggae Rising...we don't want any frat party scene...I like it how it is. You can still party, just be respectful about it...I know plenty of people who partied all night. I get so wore out from all day anyway that I can barely make it to the end of the dancehall....but ya if you want a festival you can rage all night at go to NWWRF ...sicne I think Reggae Rising is done fo.
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 05, 2011 04:09AM
It might be because they are in the middle of town on a public fairground with residential neighborhoods around.

Peace
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 05, 2011 04:18AM
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So now what time should I expect that they do that again this year?

You can stay up and party just as long as you would like Jason, but should expect the same treatment this year regarding any amplified music that you got last year. The stated policy is "Quiet time is from 10PM - 8AM in the campgrounds. Out of respect for the neighbors of Anderson Valley and other campers, NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC IS ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUND."
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 05, 2011 06:04AM
"but ya if you want a festival you can rage all night at go to NWWRF"

from what I hear(ive never been) NWWRF is just as rootsy as SN, and I know from how they offered a discount for RR's failure last year that they are a real community thing.
So please Souljah, don't go "rage all night" at NWW so much that it disrupts the good vibe and makes it more like RR towards the end of its life. that being said, you have a point. so party on, responsibly
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February 05, 2011 06:13PM
It is Rootsy...but its also private property that has a dome going all night.....thats all im saying...not sayin its not a respectable rootsy awesome festival..its one of my favorites..and it is one of those that does go all night long.
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February 05, 2011 06:17PM
they have no curfew at NWWRF ....music all night....dome till dawn!
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February 06, 2011 06:17AM
Earplugs are my saving grace for those who have more energy than myself. No matter how good the music is, I run out of steam and must sleep. It is very appreciated when my campmates aren't up and loud all night. But camping with the masses, I go expecting noise but hoping for a general respect for others.
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February 07, 2011 05:05PM
Zana (& others who want to SLEEP at night so they can get up and enjoy the music they have paid big bucks for..) - Escape the jungle of the camping area. Camp at Anderson Valley Brewing....its about 1/4 mile down the road (the walk will do you good and actually not much further than the outback of the camping jungle) and is quiet at night. Portapotties provided (no shower facilities but I just pack up a towel and kit and shower at the festival).
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February 07, 2011 06:22PM
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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 07, 2011 07:02PM
I have played @ at many, many "renegade" soundsystem late-night parties @ Reggae festivals and i am by no means a "fratboy" because i like to enjoy myself latenight 2 nights out of the year. A curfew is a curfew but the whole thing about people getting upset because others are listening to reggae @ a reggae festival is just sour. Nobody has 2 work on Sat. & Sun. morning-(besides the staff and vendors) we are on vacation here, remember? PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT WHEN THE BEST REGGAE FESTIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES IS IN EFFECT THAT EEEEEEVVVEERRRYYBBOODDYYY HAS 2 GO 2 SLEEP BY 2 AM.....In Jamaica the party doesnt even start until 2 am.....This debate could go on for days, the fact is that SNWMF wants to be a family oriented festival-the other fact is that there are hundreds of people there that want to continue the party and people on this board just chastise them for doing so-funny all the parenting that goes on. Whatever, I'm happy with it either way-it's just borderline ridiculous how everyone acts like people are douchebags for wanting to enjoy themselves on their vacations......(that's my early morning vent).
I have been to almost every Reggae festival on the west coast for the past 15 years-it's the same everywhere-a smaller group of people want to go all night-it just doesn't usually work out.
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February 07, 2011 07:21PM
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I have played @ at many, many "renegade" soundsystem late-night parties @ Reggae festivals and i am by no means a "fratboy" because i like to enjoy myself latenight 2 nights out of the year. A curfew is a curfew but the whole thing about people getting upset because others are listening to reggae @ a reggae festival is just sour. Nobody has 2 work on Sat. & Sun. morning-(besides the staff and vendors) we are on vacation here, remember? PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT WHEN THE BEST REGGAE FESTIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES IS IN EFFECT THAT EEEEEEVVVEERRRYYBBOODDYYY HAS 2 GO 2 SLEEP BY 2 AM.....In Jamaica the party doesnt even start until 2 am.....This debate could go on for days, the fact is that SNWMF wants to be a family oriented festival-the other fact is that there are hundreds of people there that want to continue the party and people on this board just chastise them for doing so-funny all the parenting that goes on. Whatever, I'm happy with it either way-it's just borderline ridiculous how everyone acts like people are douchebags for wanting to enjoy themselves on their vacations......(that's my early morning vent).
I have been to almost every Reggae festival on the west coast for the past 15 years-it's the same everywhere-a smaller group of people want to go all night-it just doesn't usually work out.

Sheesh, what a selfish, inconsiderate viewpoint...

First of all, this ain't Jamdown... it ain't even Jamdown culture, it's Cali culture.

Second of all, nobody's saying you have to go to sleep at 2am -- stay up thizzing all night if you want, just be respectful to the host community, your camp neighbors, and (ultimately) yourself.

Thirdly, just because people want to be good citizen's and obey the rules doesn't make them "douchbags". No need to insult folks just because they don't agree with your view.

And that is my mid-morning vent.
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February 07, 2011 08:49PM
Walter - actually Octogon got it right - he sez "it's just borderline ridiculous how everyone acts like people are douchebags for wanting to enjoy themselves on their vacations......". Fine choice of words in my opinion - considering these "doucebags" want to "enjoy themselves" at others expense and discomfort..
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February 07, 2011 09:05PM
Aha!! Good one, mulligan -- I read that too fast.

Apologies to the Octo-Mon for that -- you weren't calling the good citizens "douchebags" -- you were putting words in the collective mouths of those who obey the rules, imagining that they would calling the midnight ravers "douchebags". My bad.
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February 07, 2011 10:16PM
Empress says..."we don't want any frat party scene...I like it how it is." love that us against them vibe....

in my 12+ years traveling to the fest's the crews running these late night sound systems anything BUT the "Frat Boys" throwin down....


i'm many things but "Frat Boy" im not but cuz I got short hair, like a bud light am I automatically convicted? got my dreads on my heart.....


i get it you dont like the stoopid, pepper scene got it!! but pump the brakes on that "Frat Boy" generalization. I know the crowd you speak of and they can be a bit much, but if you want to start layin out penalty points to "social groups" there are much greater offenders in my view than the dreaded FB's....


funny how this board imitates life sometimes....Its All Love!! Except for you.....All are welcome!! Except for you...
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 07, 2011 10:23PM
Sorry bout that....didn't mean it like that. I really like the vibes at SN. I don't need to see it change. Wasn't trying to imply that folks whom choose to rage it all night aren't welcome at all. I like the festivals that rage it all night too, don't get me wrong. Not trying to imply certain people aren't welcome, I believe the more the merrier....especially when it comes to enjoying reggae, I live reggae and I love reggae, and the more people who can learn to understand that, I'm super stoked....It's easy for things to come out the wrong way through a computer screen, which in actuality I wasn't trying to come off as rude or judging....I just love the family vibe at Sierra Nevada and the fact that my best friend can bring her son and he can play with the kids camped next to us...and everyone's stoked on it. If ya want to rage all night, rage on..keep it irie...
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February 07, 2011 11:54PM
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EmpressoftheWest
. If ya want to rage all night, rage on..keep it irie...

just rage quietly....respect your neighbors. respect the townfolks. respect the singers and players by getting yer ass out of bed and checking out the early sets.
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February 08, 2011 12:38AM
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respect the singers and players by getting yer ass out of bed and checking out the early sets.

Difficult but very honorable and rewarding.
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Regarding the "frat boy" vibe..... there has been a serious wave of people who act desrespectfully at these festivals. It's very real and tangible. Thats why I stopped going to the big one in Humboldt years ago. But generalizing the group doesn't quite do them justice. For one thing, our festival relocated because of certain locals infiltrating the vibe and causing major worries in Marysville. And at ROTR, there was a huge increase in those pushing hard drugs, plenty of "thugs", as well as college kids just wanting to party, which eventually led to a huge change in the overall vibes there. Also there has always been the element of travelling vagrants who can't even afford to entah. And there has always been a population of folks who take to theivery, violence, hustling bunk drugs, junkieism, alchoholism etc.. Just the way I see it. SNWMF has been blessed to maintain such vibes as the ones that have been present from day 1. Just some thoughts and only IMHO. I seem to survive the weekend every year without coming into contact with much badness.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2011 12:39AM by Stevo.
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 08, 2011 01:01AM
the vibes are high at those late night sound systems.......Bit it's the law and its been discussed.....maybe you could play reggae really quietly though...i will play my reggae ringtone from the shadows if not.....where is that music coming from?.....How do you get people to turn their voices down though? And please keep your children quiet in the early morning...
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February 08, 2011 01:57AM
music is fine and well, drunk people screaming at the top of their lungs, falling and peeing on your tent is another thing.

and congratulations Walter for being the first person on this board to use the word "thizz" properly
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 08, 2011 03:59AM
Not quite sure "HiGrade1" how you disagree that I am not AT REGGAE!!!!! Then wear am I? You call it what you want but for me it's all reggae!! I have been going to Reggae Rising, Reggae on the River and SNWMF!! They are all three reggae for me personally! Typically the same performers and same IRIE people! I can't tell you how many times I ran into people at Reggae on the River last year that I was partying with at SNWMF! I say happy reggae to everyone at both!

It's sooo funny to me how SOME PEOPLE have their favorite/certain Reggae Festival that they go to and seem to have some kind of prejudice towards the others. It can almost be just as bad as religious denominations. I look forward to my summer months all year long for these Reggae Festivals!! I wait a whole year for it!! I take time off from work! I'm so excited when it finally gets here and I will not be going to be at 2:30 any of the nights!! I cherish every moment including the late night parties at the camp sites. I heard so much dope DJ's spinning Reggae tones I never heard before at the camp sites last year. It's part of the whole experience for me.
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February 08, 2011 05:26AM
because reggae is a style of music and not a festival destination .....

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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 08, 2011 06:18AM
So people that stay up late are either ravers or Thizzin? Extasy is the worst drug out there next to Oxycoton. Both of those drugs have killed many, many of my good friends or destroyed their lives completely. I smoke weed Walter-and weed makes me want to play Reggae alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll night. But I understand rules are rules. Just because some people don't walk inside the lines doesn't mean they are bad people. I learned my lesson last year on Fri. when Raven & his whole security force came and confiscated my mixer. I usually get paid to play music, not overrun by 20 people that are telling me to shut it down or they are going to escort me out......Trust me, I get it. The next night i lent my turntables to Rory, (Stonelove) so he could play in the Dancehall, just as i did the year before-just glad he didn't need my mixer also. I @#$%& up-No amplified music-SNWMF means business about that-it's understandable for the situation the festival is in-(middle of town, family camps, insurance issues and grumpy folks that complain about everything). The reality is that I LOVE this festival and have been supporting it and bringing many people every year to it for almost 15 years. I am so grateful this Reggae party has come to Mendocino county, SNWMF for Life! I just love to play music and I'm not the only one.
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February 08, 2011 07:15PM
Is there any way to just keep the dancehall going all night? Probably would increase vendor sales and I know the noise is not bad from the road because I usually leave around 2 and it is normally pretty quiet walking to my ride. Let the local crews take over around three and clear them out at sun up. Just a thought.
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February 08, 2011 08:03PM
could that be pulled off if the doors were closed? The sound in that area gets dispersed faster with all the buildings and surroundings....I know sound travels in the valley of the campground, but I have never heard the dancehall from more than 100 yards away.....I know the answer is probably no or it would have been done by now, but it's an idea.
.....Or somebody could put on the silent rave, everybody has wireless headphones linked to the dj.
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 08, 2011 08:39PM
HIGRADE - Wrong my brother!!! Reggae is a way of life!! These festivals are a celebration of that life. One mind and one heart! It's a movement! For the devote it is an expression of their religion! It's Praise and Worship! It is a movement - There is a natural mistic flowing through the air!

Most importantly Regge is a Family Renuion. New comers are welcome but mostly it's people who came just one time and will continue to come over and over again!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2011 08:42PM by SoulJah123.
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 08, 2011 11:15PM
Personally I like the vibes, and don't mind the cerfew. Just like a lot of you, I've been doing festivals for more years,than I have fingers. There comes a time when u can start seeing changes in the festival, and even the crowds. Snwmf puts on a great festival, its more than just partying all night. You don't get the vibe here like you need to over do it. The focus here seems more of friendship and , togetherness, than getting wasted. Keep the Fire Burning
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February 08, 2011 11:30PM
I'm 37!! I'll be at SNWMF with my wife of 19 years and will be with very close friends whom I go to Reggae with every year!! For me the absolute biggest thing is the music!! I'm not complaining about the shut down time because I want to do hard drugs and party all night (like one may see so frequently at Reggae Rising for instance). It's simply about the music!! I get to listen to the big time world wide reggae entertainers and I also get to listen to the local small time DJ's spinning local Nor Cal reggae that I have never heard before. Don't shut them down... Let them play! Octagon I will be looking for you!!
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February 08, 2011 11:44PM
sorry, reggae is a noun, not a verb....

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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 08, 2011 11:47PM
you're right, who cares if it screws the festival out of a location, as long as you get what you want........

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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 09, 2011 01:29AM
HiGrade! Dude, your a trip... But water off the back. Respect and Love! Most I judge I & I endless circle of unity. Be Irie be blessed!
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February 09, 2011 04:00AM
i thought the line "this isn't REGGAE" was referring to "ROTR" which like everything else was abbreviated down to "REGGAE"
like probably got shorted to prolly
then pry
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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 09, 2011 04:58AM
how do you get to reggae? I-man wan fi go deh
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February 09, 2011 11:47AM
"left turn at abuquerque" bugs bunny
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 09, 2011 04:56PM
I am totally surprised and impressed that this discussion did not turn to venom-spitting like it usually does every year when someone posts something about the curfew.
Good Job.....
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February 09, 2011 06:43PM
Ras Adam for the win.

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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 09, 2011 07:42PM
Mulligan, there was a bit of 'spitting' goen down from the vet HiGrade who called me a fat dead looser fish! LMAO. Last year was my first year attending SNWMF. It was a real surprise to see the shut down in process so I thought I'd bring up it in the forum to better understand. Now I understand the intent behind it. 1. The community issues the event faces & 2. the effort to make this the main family friendly reggae event in Nor Cal. I accept that for what it is & look forward to BIG IRIE times this year at MY REGGAE!! Blessings Jah Bless!!
Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 09, 2011 08:29PM
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SoulJah123
there was a bit of 'spitting' goen down from the vet HiGrade who called me a fat dead looser fish!

nope. no spitting. never called you any names.....

enjoy the festival this year....

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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 10, 2011 01:36AM
Good to see people learning about the policy and reasons behind decisions and having raspect. I hope everyone can have some raspect this year as my neighbors kept me up playing electro house until at least 4 am... fun.

still... the vibe is so high at snwmf that nothing could over come my feelings of elation and wonder as i cruised around and checked the music.


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Re: BEDTIME AT CAMP SITES LAST YEAR... REALLY???
February 10, 2011 06:06PM
I AND I BLESS Higrade! We can't wait for the festival!!
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