Roo is completely different than the other 2. Lolla is exclusively hotels, and has a 10MM pool of casual fans who will go. Coach has LA nearby, and is mostly hotel commuters.
Since it is camping and not near a metropolis, that means casual fans are out, as well as most families with kids, people who hate camping, etc etc.
This thread shows up every year. IMO, this self selection is one of the things that makes Roo unique and creates the vibe we all enjoy. It is hard to Roo, since there is no escaping roo. It is not hard to walk across the street to a hotel room or to get in a car and be home within an hour.
Lolla hasn't released the lline up yet, and it's completely sold out already.. Roo, with a kick ass line up, is having difficulties selling tickets?!!!
What's the problem here? Location?
I think it is just a limited number of three day passes they release to make more revenue off of single day sales. This started happening when ACL began selling one day passes too. The three days were gone before you knew it.
Roo either sells out, or it doesn't. Whether or not it sells out has absolutely no impact on how this year's Roo will go. It will impact future Roo's if they don't make their profit as expected, but you can calm the hell down with the embarrassment. It's a music festival, not your parents.
I haven't read the entire thread but you can not even begin to compare Roo ticket sales to Lolla or Coachella. Like someone else said Roo takes much more of a commitment (Traveling, Camping, Weather etc.) than any of the city fest which I am including Coachella in being so close to LA. Roo is far and away one of the major players in the festival scene. It sets a lot of bars for other festivals.
Post by canexplain on Mar 26, 2013 13:33:29 GMT -5
Just a guess here. The Roo usually doesn't sell out just like that because anyone who pays attention: The Roo never (ok once right) sells out. People have a bit more of a logical brain and don't just jump on tics no matter who plays because they know "that" fest will sell out. We are more chill I guess I'm saying. Also for years I went with the "Roo middle of no where". With Nashville blowing up somewhat, and Atlanta, I think that may not be as big as reason as it were in the beginning. cr****