Watching Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Fest unfold is quite an experience. The fencing, bleachers, power lines, and restrooms appear. Then there are vendors setting up products, food trucks heating up grills, and plenty of coffee drinking. As guests arrive, the preparations they have made are evident. Who is the novice and who is a seasoned pro?

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The entry line stacks up on the first day for people vying for the best spot. Anyone attending for more than one day leaves their chairs out for the duration, marking their territory in a weekend state of ‘dibs’. Security must be good because all the chairs are waiting for their owners the following day. The different types of attendees can be discerned by what chairs they bring.

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This is not their 1st year. These chairs are light, but can still sink into the ground. Standing during the whole 1st year has taught them to bring chairs and even footrests.

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Parents knew they weren’t going to miss no matter what. Opting for lightweight in order to carry multiple chairs, umbrella-folding chairs are their go-to.

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There were plans in place to come to the music fest, then nature decided to take a hand. Don’t want to get a sitter? Bring the sling.

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These viewers are young and tall. Sitting this low might be simple for some, but getting back up could be trouble. Seats this low only work if one is in the first row or tall enough to see over the person sitting in front of them.

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For patrons who have attended for more than 2 years and intend to hang all day, these chairs offer comfort and rocking to relax between sets.

 

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These are seasoned music festival lovers who have the whole adventure pre-planned. Sturdy chairs with support whole legs don’t poke holes into the ground. They’ve seen some things.

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For visitors who appreciate comfort above all else. Not their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd fest, thank you.

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Ahhh, this is for a couple who’ve been to quite a few events and know the fickle weather. Built-in headrests, a blanket, and wheels for easy setup and take down. Emulate these valued spectators who have learned the lessons.

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These are the ultimate visitors that have made music fest friends. Squishy double seats side by side complete with table.

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