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Old 01-24-2020, 09:24 AM   #61
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thinkin about heading back to the creek this year!
do it. I'll see if Matthew will send me the Texas Ants flag to represent!
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    Sad to say The Creekend isn't in the cards this year. Of course it falls on the one weekend all summer we have a wedding, of course...

    Have been twice and camped both times, once Sleepybear, once Green Acres. Both have their pros and cons, really depends on the scene you're into. The venue itself is fantastic, great sight and sound all the way around, lawn included. Did pit N2 in 2018 and it was a hell of an experience. One of the smallest and most cramped pits, but that's just part of the experience. Not sure I can handle pit both nights there but one night is just right.


    What was green acres like?
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    Old 01-24-2020, 09:32 AM   #63
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    Re: *** Official Deer Creek 2020***

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    Sleepybear allows RVs but no hookups (at all). Venue camping definitely does not have hookups.

    What is the shower situation at the venue like?
    Or any other amenities?

    I camped at the venue once... for one night... back in like 2007 and Iím sure interested improved or different since then (also donít really remember)

    Do they allow camping onsite at Deer Creek for other shows?
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    Old 01-24-2020, 09:47 AM   #64
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    What was green acres like?
    Very large and sprawling property. Wide open fields in the middle, most people staked claims around the outside which was lined with trees and shade. Tons and tons of room to spread out if you want because there is no assigned size or spot.

    Most of the sites had fire rings at them and they sold firewood up at the gate for a very reasonable price. Bathrooms were portapotties but they were plentiful and mostly clean all weekend. Shower was up at the front gate and was an outdoor shower off a barn if I remember correctly.

    You could seclude yourself and have a quiet private weekend or you could situate yourself to have a fun party weekend. Both are entirely possible. I would stay at green acres again
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    Old 01-24-2020, 10:27 AM   #65
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    Very large and sprawling property. Wide open fields in the middle, most people staked claims around the outside which was lined with trees and shade. Tons and tons of room to spread out if you want because there is no assigned size or spot.

    Most of the sites had fire rings at them and they sold firewood up at the gate for a very reasonable price. Bathrooms were portapotties but they were plentiful and mostly clean all weekend. Shower was up at the front gate and was an outdoor shower off a barn if I remember correctly.

    You could seclude yourself and have a quiet private weekend or you could situate yourself to have a fun party weekend. Both are entirely possible. I would stay at green acres again

    Is there a shuttle or is it walkable?

    To be honest, I typically just stay at my sister's over in Westfield (20 minute drive) but camping is also fun, and not having to drive is a plus. Especially since they like to setup random police checkpoints heading west after the show.
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    Old 01-24-2020, 10:40 AM   #66
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    Is there a shuttle or is it walkable?

    To be honest, I typically just stay at my sister's over in Westfield (20 minute drive) but camping is also fun, and not having to drive is a plus. Especially since they like to setup random police checkpoints heading west after the show.
    There is a shuttle be we ended up just grabbing an Uber both nights because we were meeting people early in the lots. Itís definitely not walkable but itís a 10 min Uber or so
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    Old 01-24-2020, 04:46 PM   #67
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    What is the shower situation at the venue like?
    Or any other amenities?

    I camped at the venue once... for one night... back in like 2007 and Iím sure interested improved or different since then (also donít really remember)

    Do they allow camping onsite at Deer Creek for other shows?
    Venue camping is just making a campground out of a parking lot. There are no shower facilities that I know of; they might bring in mobile showers. I could be completely wrong, but I've camped at Sleepybear since 2010 and this is just assumptions based on driving/walking past venue camping. I know there's zero shade and they pack 'em in.
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    Old 01-24-2020, 04:51 PM   #68
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    Re: *** Official Deer Creek 2020***

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    Venue camping is just making a campground out of a parking lot. There are no shower facilities that I know of; they might bring in mobile showers. I could be completely wrong, but I've camped at Sleepybear since 2010 and this is just assumptions based on driving/walking past venue camping. I know there's zero shade and they pack 'em in.
    Well, mainly wondering if they bring in mobile showers or allow food trucks. I understand it's totally a parking lot
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    Old 01-26-2020, 10:28 AM   #69
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    <div style="font-style:italic">Venue camping is just making a campground out of a parking lot. There are no shower facilities that I know of; they might bring in mobile showers. I could be completely wrong, but I've camped at Sleepybear since 2010 and this is just assumptions based on driving/walking past venue camping. I know there's zero shade and they pack 'em in.</div>
    </div>Well, mainly wondering if they bring in mobile showers or allow food trucks. I understand it's totally a parking lot <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie [ ]" class="inlineimg">
    They brought in mobile showers last year. I wish theyíd allow 3 nights camping at the venue, but they donít anymore. Stayed at backstage campground last year Thursday night and venue fri and sat.

    Does anyone know if backstage campground will be back this year? I heard last summer that the owner sold his property and itís going to be a golf course.
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    They brought in mobile showers last year. I wish theyíd allow 3 nights camping at the venue, but they donít anymore. Stayed at backstage campground last year Thursday night and venue fri and sat.

    Does anyone know if backstage campground will be back this year? I heard last summer that the owner sold his property and itís going to be a golf course.
    They've said that for the last few years. I'll check and report back.
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    Old 01-27-2020, 09:06 AM   #71
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    They brought in mobile showers last year. I wish theyíd allow 3 nights camping at the venue, but they donít anymore. Stayed at backstage campground last year Thursday night and venue fri and sat.



    Does anyone know if backstage campground will be back this year? I heard last summer that the owner sold his property and itís going to be a golf course.


    Venue camping has mobile showers, mobile bathrooms, ports pots and vending.
    They donít pack it in anymore than the other campgrounds with designated spots.
    Venue gives each vehicle a 25íx35í camping/parking space.
    Itís not overly policed.
    Cheapest camp ground in walking distance, $150 per car load, not per person, which obviously is relative to how many people are in your car.


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    Old 01-27-2020, 12:43 PM   #72
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    We are in for the Creek and bringing my son for his time at the venue!
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    Old 01-27-2020, 05:15 PM   #73
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    So looking forward to this in June. It's been four years since I've been to Deer Creek. Here's to two nights at the Creek!
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    Old 01-27-2020, 10:24 PM   #74
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    Requested the lawn pass. What's the best spot on the lawn?
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    Old 01-27-2020, 10:35 PM   #75
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    Requested the lawn pass. What's the best spot on the lawn?
    I love warehouse preferred. Dead center.
    Lawn party!
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    Old 01-28-2020, 12:06 AM   #76
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    Lol, i prefer not being in that nonsense (i enjoy space). Up about midway, just off center to a side.
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    Old 01-28-2020, 08:34 AM   #77
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    Yeah, I need a little space. Usually halfway up, to the side.
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    Old 01-28-2020, 10:31 AM   #78
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    Thanks guys, space is key, no desire to be in the middle of too much craziness
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    Old 01-28-2020, 12:14 PM   #79
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    How is the lawn at Deer Creek? Is it just a**holes and elbows?
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    Old 01-28-2020, 12:28 PM   #80
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    How is the lawn at Deer Creek? Is it just a**holes and elbows?
    I thought their lawn is one of the better ones I've done. Plenty of room, good sound and you can see the stage.
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    Old 01-28-2020, 06:13 PM   #81
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    If I did SPAC last year, should I give up a return trip to go to this? It’s earlier, not a terrible drive, and a new bucket list venue. I just hope the sets are good!
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    Old 01-28-2020, 06:52 PM   #82
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    Deer Creek lawn is the best! I feel I have to go too far up to get ample space. So I aim to be closer.
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    If I did SPAC last year, should I give up a return trip to go to this? Itís earlier, not a terrible drive, and a new bucket list venue. I just hope the sets are good!
    Sets have been awesome the last few years here. Alpine regular and if I ever had to choose between the two in a summer it would be a hard choice. The venue itself at Alpine is hard to beat but Creek is fun. Solid tailgate experience, city nearby and plenty of walking distance hotels/camping. Never been to SPAC so I can't compare to that but energy is high here.
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    well just put my request in for this lovely place....cant wait to see everyone again!!
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    Old 01-29-2020, 11:17 AM   #85
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    Deer Creek lawn is the best! I feel I have to go too far up to get ample space. So I aim to be closer.
    Not much breeze down low.
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    Old 01-29-2020, 01:30 PM   #86
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    Haven't been to Deer Creek since Phish in 2012, but it looks like these are the dates that'll line up for us year.
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    They brought in mobile showers last year. I wish theyíd allow 3 nights camping at the venue, but they donít anymore. Stayed at backstage campground last year Thursday night and venue fri and sat.

    Does anyone know if backstage campground will be back this year? I heard last summer that the owner sold his property and itís going to be a golf course.
    Heard back from him, Backstage will be doing camping again this year.
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    Not much breeze down low.
    Classic misconception. The walk way right below creates a great tunnel for air flow.
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    Making my first trip out to DC this summer and going solo! Hotel is booked and can't wait to see what all the fun is about
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    Heard back from him, Backstage will be doing camping again this year.
    Awesome! Thanks for checking!
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