Music festivals are making more of an effort to put a stop to rail camping — and some popular DJs think it’s about time!
If you’ve been to any Bassnectar show then you know what we’re talking about. Rail campers are the people lining up at the beginning of the day at a music festival or when doors open at an event. Nothing will get in the way of their front row rail view of their favorite artist, even if that means sitting through every single act before the headliner.
It wouldn’t be so bad if rail campers appeared interested in the other shows, but a lot of the times they look less than enthused, even with their backs turned away from the stage. That’s the worst.
Now, some DJs including Riot Ten are also speaking up on the matter…
i don't get why people camp out at the rail and literally just fucking stand there when everyone else in the crowd is going wild. not moving at all. go to the back and come back when u wanna go hard. someone else would gladly take that spot 🤦🏽♂️
— RIOT TEN (@RiotTenMusic) February 24, 2018
Preach! Space Jesus says it best with this golden rule to live by: “Camp at the festival, not at the rail.”
camp in my heart bb ❤️
— RIOT TEN (@RiotTenMusic) February 28, 2018
What do you think? Should events make it more of a point to clear the rail before every act, or should ticket holders be entitled to hold their spot if they so desire? Sound off in the comments!
More on Okeechobee’s new policy here.
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