Mike Brooks People were not having fun, fun, or fun.
As we approached the festival from the east at 2pm, we could see there was a problem. A barely moving line of people snaked half a mile from the will call entrance, across the bridge over the river, and all the way to Cesar Chavez. People stuck in the line to pick up their wristbands had to wait hours to even get into the festival, by which point they'd missed the acts they came to see. Friday wristband holders, who had just paid for the day's entertainment they were missing and no more, were stuck as well. Five or six volunteers were at the front of the line, wielding malfunctioning iPads, trying to get the line moving. It wasn't happening.More »