I hated the parking this year. I missed the nice flat, non axel breaking pit. I hated the little road. We were lucky it didn't rain this year. That back area would have floated the cars up to the Main grounds.
I don't mind the shuttles etc. I can deal with that. But I worried a lot that my car would be ruined by the end of the run.
The property I mentioned is merely rumor at this point. It is a sweet spot, west of Minneapolis. But it is a few years off from hosting a large festival like ours. Not to mention the red tape involved with the City of Delano. While they would welcome the extra business for a couple of months, they may not be easily swayed into improving roads etc. We (Delano) have already told Target and Home Depot to take a hike.
Also, Patrons are not going to want to continue parking on this BS. They aren't going to be cool with shuttles. I heard they were parking cars on the shoulder of 169. If that were me, I would be p*ssed! Especially if I had a new vehicle. I would have gone home.
Ness posted a very eloquent last weekend note about her last weekend. Part of it included an a$$hat patron becoming unglued because of the parking and having to take a shuttle. While this idiot was very vocal about it, most Minnesotans are stoic Lutherans, who are too polite to speak their minds, which includes emailing owners of Festivals. (who wouldn't listen anyways, unless it involved a pedophile joke during a Vil Ten match.) I digress.
I will keep my ear to the ground and see if I hear anything further on the Apple Jack situation.
In the mean time, we should probably draw up some plans for a drawbridge for the moat.