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There is no way to really get an idea of actual participants at the actual spot of the UNofficial 80's camp. Many will camp elsewhere, and seek and find the group - or at least the spot Shakey has located for himself.
Shakey might have an idea via PMs received. However - committing and actually finding someone at the city are two different things. There is no moon at night except after 4AM. If you arrive at night, hunker down and relaxe till the morning.
If I see the banner in the area - I will go introduce myself to Shakey, and then head off to Center Camp and register his location on the appropriate bulliton board - that is the best I can do - otherwise its like a treasure hunt or close to finding a needle in a hay stack, but it is possible to meet and hook up. Remember - anywhere between 2:30 and 3:30 (spokes) and depending upon reserved areas, perimter road to about D- Street.
I will be on Gremlin about 100 yards from the intersection at 2:30 - heading to 3:00 on the "mountain side", facing "the man". Arriving with the first wave of gate crashers at midnight on Sunday (Monday morning) - look for the mirror ball on the RV shining out from the roof - and at a reasonable decible level - 80's music (go figure). That is about as concrete as I can provide. Shakey has provided clues as to what too look for to find him, like the banner/flag pole and a description of it. He has also provided the best possible description of his target area for squating.
80's camp this year is UNofficial, meaning there is no reserved spot designated for it - as of Midnight Sunday, According to relevant and pertinent information provided via BM organization - all open areas are free to claim (unless reserved and even that might be included) by first arrival.
I ussually show up - mark a spot for the space we need, set up some of the camp as the adrenaline from the drive wears off, get some rest - and then Monday morning greet the nieghhbors and complete the camp requirements.
Next year - might be different - a designated reserved area specific for a theme camp. Along with organization befitting a theme camp.
If things go well - in the area that Shakey has eluded too - as his targeted spot, this area is slow to fill. Chances are people will show up and find "the spot". They might be encouraged to unload the car of gear, set camp, then park the vehicle on the permiter of the camp - to be clear, perimeter of the camp as a wind block, not the perimeter of the city.
Those with RVs might be nice to hear from you so the group knows just how many RVs are involved and used as wind blocks. I am sure there be some generators, and those should be placed appropriately as to keep noise and exhaust at a minimum.
Do not stress over the little things. The goal is to have fun, make friends, have fun, drink lots of hootch, make friends, and celebrate in any way - the 80's - all while having fun.
Theme camps with a small dedicate group of participants are much better then theme camps with 100's of so-called volunteers. I am sure by the end of the week - we (oops...
) I mean Shakey will have a much better idea for the future.
My last review and post on this subject will be at about 11:30 AM Sunday and very shortly after that - we head out for a liesurely drive through the Napa and central valley, around Sacrademento, over the Sierras and thru the desert to BRC (home) we go.... (Gas stop in Reno or Sparks, I do not have faith that Nixon or the other smaller cities on 447 still have gas service due to the wonderful economy.)
Drive safe all - looking forward to putting a face with a name during the week as well.
Shakey - hope you do not mind my being involved and answering - if your like me - your busy loading and I took a quick break to review two threads and answer any hanging questions - this is your show - I am only helping out where I can.