Update notes: finished adding all the bridges, added a link to photos. I will try to format everything to be a bit nicer and/or make a copy at another location that allows for easienicer formatting. As requested by raleighspritely in the other bridges thread, this post is intended to help generally newer riders figure out specifically how to get onto each bridge in each direction, where all most of the exit options go and any other weirdnesses each bridge may have. I'll assume you know roughly where you are and roughly how to get to each bridge. Some are easy to find the entrances for (Burrard), some are weird (Cambie, southbound) and some have entrances a long way from where the cars access (Golden Ears) so if they're super weird I'll try and give you more specifics. Photos from the day showing most of the bridges: https://imgur.com/a/RvTUs0V (missing: 2nd Narrows, KSB, Canada Line, Arthur Liang) And now to talking about crossing bridges! Granville - follow the instructions for Burrard or Cambie If you insist on using the GSB (don't) SB access is easiest via Howe St and NB access at 5th & Granville Burrard Easiest to get onto IMO as the access is right at the ends of the bridge
South Bound: connection is at Pacific & Burrard, SW corner. From Beach Ave your options are up Thurlow from the east end of Sunset Beach or just along Pacific from the west end of Sunset beach
as you get to the south end of the bridge @ Cornwall you can:
go right to Cornwall & Cypress
go straight, across Cornwall
then right onto Yew
more straight to Burrard & First where you can go up Burrard St
left @ Burrard & First towards Granville Island
North Bound: connection is at Cornwall & Burrard. You can also hop on the bike lane easily at 1st & Burrard
as you get to the north end you can:
right to Hornby & Pacific
across Pacific then left onto Pacific towards English Bay
straight & up the hill along Burrard to Drake, Burnaby St, Davie St
Cambie Going southbound on Cambie is super weird to get to unless you're already on Nelson St
South Bound: access is on Nelson St @ Cambie St which downtown is running almost perpendicular to the bridge. If you're coming from the northeast you can connect via Beatty
the main exit will take you to Olympic Village Station
If you cut off early (through the flexibarriers) you can pop up Cambie to go left/right on 7th
If you stay till the station you can hang a hard left at 2nd to cut under the bridge and go to Olympic Village
or cross 2nd and take Heather St south
or continue along 2nd briefly to find yourself on Seaside Bypas
North Bound: access is at Cambie & 2nd by the VPD headquarters on 5th. It's that weird intersection of numbered streets you thought were parallel but also manage to intersect
veer left takes you onto what is technically a pedestrian only way that connects to Pacific Blvd EB, yield to pedestrians.
right takes you onto a hairpin
first right connects you to Cooperage Way/Marinaside and basically the Seawall
second right will take you up a short ramp and connect to the Smithe St bike "lane" which can be used to connect to Pacific WB, Richards or all the way up the hill past Burrard & Smithe
Lion's Gate North Bound:
climb the Causeway through Stanley Park, it's not too bad especially with the "new" fence
do a 1/2 Stanley Park loop and as you go around the right turn at what you'll think is the top of the hill you'll see a road to the left with a gate, take that and turn right when you hit the causeway
watch for the little chicane just before the bridge
descent down the north side of bridge can be a bit rough & bumpy
when you get to the north end stay right and go down the little road
if you go HARD right when it levels out you can connect to
the Spirit Trail east bound
Taylor Way which will take you to Parkgate, hang a left at the mall and you can connect to the trail over to Ambleside
if you go roughly straightl/left it'll connect onto Marine and along to Capilano
once you're back directly under the bridge, there's a ramp up the west side of the bridge going north, take that, it'll open up and hang a hard right to turn to face south
on exit at the pumphouse(?) you can
you'll come across a road to the right, taking it will get you to Park Dr just before Prospect Point
continuing straight takes you along the Causeway and connects onto Georgia ST
hang a 180deg right, then you can either:
cut under the bridge to go back north
go left up a fairly steep, narrow paved path to Prospect Pt
Second Narrows/IronworkersThis is one of the weirdest/awkwardest, particularly at the north end North Bound:
access is at Cambridge & Cassiar. You can connect up via Cassiar from Adanac or Bridgeway St & a small path if you're coming from Portside
as you turn right off Cassiar onto Cambridge take the small path to the left, follow the path down, along and up and it'll take you straight onto the bridge, yield to oncoming people
alternate access is a path off the left side of Fellowes st. It connects closer to the bridge deck but IMO isn't worth taking
as you round the right turn of the ramp you can:
go left at the pedestrian controlled crosswalk and
cross Main to go west to Phibbs, A&W etc
hard left onto the bike path parallel to Main and connect to the WB bike path on Barrow st
go straight and connect to Dollarton, Old Dollarton
left on Old Dollarton then onto Riverside or Seymour River can be used for getting to Seymour Parkway, right goes up to Seymour, left can connect to Cap U
straight on Dollarton can be used for going out to Deep Cove
South Bound Access is here basically across from Phibbs. Many ways to get to it, but you've gotta get to that spot to go south. Exiting: takes you down through the trees, watch for the pair of switchbacks. You'll end up at the bottom of Skeena St.
right takes you onto the Portside bike route
left takes you up Skeena through the tunnel
turn right across the crosswalk as you exit the tunnel takes you onto the path you may have used for getting onto the bridge NB, go left to connect back to Cassiar
continue up the hill gets you to Skeena & Cambridge
it's 6 of One, Half a Dozen of the other if you're going south
Arthur Laing I regard this as an "experts only" type bridge that I wouldn't recommend to anyone not comfortable with riding in fairly close proximity to cars. There's no separated lane and just a narrow shoulder. That said, I don't feel unsafe on this bridge for some reason, but that might just be from riding it a bunch and being used to riding next to cars. Anyways, onto how to get on/off: Southbound: access is via the car ramp at where Marine & Granville all come together in a 6 lane clusterfuck that was meant to be the highway through Vancouver. Normally I access coming off NW Marine, onto the clusterfuck, pick up speed down the hill and (with a lot of shoulder checking) get across the right most lane onto the ramp. Go up the ramp and stick to the right. Exiting: things get dicey/exciting. You'll be crossing roads at speed so be shoulder checking.
Just before the car exit (and right before the overpass) you can dive right onto a pathway
going right, then right again is probably easiest for most connections here
this path can be used to go around McArthurGlen and connect to Grauer Rd and then onto Templeton to Iona
take it to connect to Airport Rd and the bit of mess of trails and eventuall down to Russ Baker Way
1st Car Right: Russ Baker Way, takes you around an off-ramp, will take you SB and connects to No2 Rd
cross Russ Baker exit (watch for cars exiting), keep going along, you can go right on Templeton and go out to Iona Beach
North Bound: you can either access off the paths off Airport Rd here or by riding north along Russ Baker Way and basically sticking right and following the signs to Vancouver. Exiting: again a bit dicey with some potential lane crossing
Sticking right takes you left and onto Marine WB/Granville
If it's not too busy and/or you brought your sprinter legs, you can hammer and cross lanes to go left at the first light and connect onto Marine
If not, carefully get to the right and make your way up to cross at the same light.
crossing over (carefully) to the left ramp will take you right and onto Marine EB. You can take your first right and go down Oak St, left on Kent Ave S and eventually connect to Cambie St. I don't know if I've taken this route more than once or twice so YMMV.
Pitt River This is one of the nicest crossings. All the recently built (or updated) bridges are really, really nice once you're on the deck (Pitt River, Port Mann, Golden Ears + Ironworkers post update). The cycle/pedestrian lane is on the north side of the span and is nice and wide. Access on the west end requires crossing Belfast Ave/Fremont Connector that loops under the bridge. Since access is all for the one side crossing my instructions are written for West->East travel but basically just do them in reverse for East->West. Coming from NW (Trabouley Poco Trail/Deboville Slough), you do a couple zigzags and hairpins and crossing Belfast St but you can see your target the whole time so this bridge is honestly one of the easiest to get onto. Coming from the SW, you go under the bridge parallel to the Fremont Connector then see the access to your left. If you were to keep going on the path instead you'd eventually end up at Deboville Slough. East end of the bridge drops you in Pitt Meadows. As you exit (eastbound) you can immediately do 180deg turn left to get onto the trails. Another left at the river to go south, north and you can make your way out to Pitt Lake on the trails. To access the trail parallel to, and on the south side of, Lougheed Highway take the left at the river then left again at Ferryslip Rd. If you go straight Old Dewdney Trunk Rd is a pretty nice ride towards Maple Ridge. Golden Ears Alright, this one is possibly the most difficult unless you know exactly where to go, partly because they're a long way along the bridge from where cars access. The Southbound Access is at 113B & Airport Way (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows). The northbound access is at 100A Ave & 201St (Langley) Southbound
You can access the SB access either from Airport Way (coming from the west) or along Maple Meadows Way (coming from the north by Meadowcentre mall). If you're coming from the north or east you go west at the 113B roundabout, cross the road, then left at the second roundabout and hop into the bike lane. If you're coming from the east hang a right at the roundabout and hop into the bike lane.
The SB exit involves a rather fun ramp down and drops you in an industrial area. Unless you're going east, my recommendation is work your way west until you get to 98A & 192, cross to the far side then hop on the GoldenEars Greenway.
Northbound Access is at 100A Ave & 201St. You go up the multilevel round ramp. Your exit will basically be the aforementioned 113B roundabout, you can go straight through it to get onto Maple Meadows Way towards the mall, right will change into 203St as it turns north or go left and west towards the airport. Canada Line Bridge This one is on the side of the Canada Line bridge section between Marine & Cambie Station & Bridgeport Station. North connection is on Kent Ave S @ Cambie. However you have to go east from Kent Ave N & Cambie to turn south to get onto Kent Ave S and access the ramp. If you're coming down Cambie, hang a right on Kent Ave N. South Connection is at River Road and Van Horne Way. If you're going North then east, my recommendation is take Cambie north, then cut east at 59th. Kent Ave N between Cambie and Ontario sucks butt and cars are frequently impatient assholes on that section (it's also rough, needs a repave and has a lot of rail tracks). If you're going north then west you can go west on Kent Ave N and then right on Heather before climbing a bit and taking the westbound route of your choice. If you're just going north then Cambie, Ontario & Heather are all pretty good choices with Ontario & Heather being quieter. I can't remember how all of Heather's crossings are since I haven't ridden it past 59th in years. If you're going South, you can go:
west along River Rd towards the casino & Bridgeport Station
continue SW around the clusterfucks that are Bridgeport Rd, SeaIsland Way and you can return to River Rd and hop onto a gravel trail that you can take pretty much all the way to Steveston
south on Van Horne way to eventually connect onto Garden City Way. This route is about 95% bike lane but theres a one or two spots where taking the sidewalk is unfortunately the prudent choice (I think the south side of Sea Island Way for ~50m) before the bike lane reappears.
east on River Rd towards Shell Rd. If you take Shell Rd far enough south there's a gravel trail that you can use to get to Hammersmith Gate, Horseshoe Way and across to Rice Mill Rd where you can find the Massey Tunnel Shuttle (this is my quiet route to the ferry, my fast route is to hammer south on No5)
Formatting is becoming a pain because this is getting long. Sorry! Port Mann This one is like the Pitt River Bridge in that the pedestrian/bike path is only on the north/east side of the bridge deck. West access is where the Port Mann passes over United Boulevard and where Unite intersects the Mary Hill Bypass offramps. If you're coming off the bridge you can go south/west on United and eventually work your way over towards Braid Station. If you go east on the Mary Hill Bypass you can connect to the Traboulay PoCo trail, Argue St and work your way up to the Pitt River bridge. There's also a mess of trails in and around Colony Farm but you're on your own for that :) East access is a ways up a pretty decent hill at 152st/112Ave by Dogwood Campgrounds. If you're going north/west, the signage is good. Just don't take the overpass over the highway. How you get to 152/112...up to you. It's a big grid! Alex Fraser Ok, this one is another bit of a mess in terms of access. I don't think this one is technically unidirectional like the others, but I recommend riding the same way as cars are travelling and this guide will be based on that. Careful on the deck, there's a bunch of spots where you have to dodge the bases of signs and other spots where the path just shifts left/right. Southbound: You've made it over the Queensborough or come in from Richmond. You've made it onto the Annacis Channel bridge and are approaching Annacis island. You'll see a bus-stop on an island, you want to get there (if not busy, drop the curb & cut across, otherwise there's a crosswalk to use), take the crosswalk that goes parallel to the bus-only section of intersection, onto the sidewalk on the far-far side and then left and you'll see the path onto the bridge. You'll get dropped off with the choice of left or right. Left takes you towards HWY17, River Rd which are the two options for getting to the ferry (take River, it's quieter and only marginally slower). Right will take you under the bridge, and after you go past Planet Ice you can go left towards River Rd east, right-then-right to get onto Nordel north/east or just right for the Delta-South Surrey Greenway. If you're trying to get to South Surrey, go as if you're going up Nordel, get over the overpass, then take the trail that cuts back to the right. This is the North Delta Greenway and is superior to the DSS Greenway in basically every way including being WAY smoother (I ride it on my carbon road bike on 25mm tires). North Bound: Starting from Planet Ice, take the path up onto the bridge, ride across, question why you're out here and didn't just take the Massey Shuttle to get home faster... At the north end of the bridge, you'll end up next to the Annacis exit ramp. At the end of it, you want to take the small crosswalk onto the island with the bus stop, across Cliveden ave onto the island on the far side, then across another little crosswalk onto the path and hang a left. Stick to this path, you'll go back over the Annacis Channel and find yourself at a zig-zagging ramp. At the bottom of that you have the options of:hard right: path through to Hamilton Highway Park where you can take an overpass towards River Rd left then right: onto Boundary Rd then Dyke rd, you can use this to get over towards Westminster Highway via Fraserwood Way. left then left (generally recommended): take Boundary Rd north. At Boundary & Boyd you can go right to the Queensborough or left onto Westminster Hwy which you can use to get all the way to Richmond or to connect to River Rd Queensborough because New West is at a 45deg angle I'll be using "up/down and top/bottom" for this bridge because it's effectively a hill. Top is 22nd St station end, bottom is Queensborough Landing. The top connection is just below 22nd St Station. If you're coming from 22nd St station just take the bridge down, it'll drop you on Boyd St. Left takes you to QB Landing. Right takes you to...not a lot. It's narrow, you'll probably have to slow down a bunch as you pass people. If you're coming from Market Crossing area or New West (both via Marine Dr) I recommend taking the "up" side of the bridge down because it has about 1% of the traffic the "down" side does. To get to it, the access is the ramp on the "cars up" side of the bridge. Otherwise, you can use the ramp on the "cars down" side to connect to the "down" side. Either way as you're going down, watch for the hairpins at the bottom! If you're going up and heading to downtown New West take the "up" side. Head east along Marine/Stewardson. You can eventually head right down a side street to get to S&O because that's why you're in New West right? If not, you're at S&O now. Best way to get through to the rest of downtown is via the Quay. If you're going up and heading to anywhere else take the "down" side and go all the way to 22nd St Station. Right and past the station connects to 7th Ave across New West. Left you can use to get onto both Marine Dr or Marine Way to go west to Market Crossing, Big Bend, Glenlyon, River District. Straight turns into the BC Parkway and travels under the skytrain past Edmonds, Royal Oak, Metrotown stations. Knight St Recommendation: if you can, keep going west and take the Canada Line Bridge. This bridge was NOT intended for cyclists at all as you're about to learn and this section may get a little rant-y. Northbound:
Access is off Bridgeport. Technically you're not supposed to ride on the roadway, but the sign for that is so late onto the bridge you have to know this in advance unless you want to stop and lift your bike over the concrete barrier.
That said, assuming you knew to get onto the sidewalk somewhere at the start of the on-ramp before the barrier begins (it starts at a crosswalk and there's no curb cut), you'll be riding on a pretty narrow sidewalk with barriers both sides. It's rough.
You'll eventually get to an off-ramp, this is Mitchell Island. You'll need to take the crosswalk across to the left. The cut in the barrier is super narrow. Cross the island, drop the curb (again no curb cut) and cross to the next section of sidewalk. Continue north.
Next spot you'll get to gives the option of a crosswalk to the left, riding straight into a post in the middle of the path, or dodging the post and continuing straight/veering right. Go right, this takes you down to Marine Dr.
At Marine you'll find signs pointing to the Kent, Inverness & Borden bike routes
Kent involves following the path to the right and taking your first right
Inverness involves taking the couple crosswalks and getting across Marine, going under the KSB overpass, hop back on the sidewalk after the bridge and follow the signs up to Inverness
Borden I've never done, but I think involves getting across Marine, then taking the sidewalk east to the first street north
Halloween is one of those holidays whose meaning has has had varied meaning in my life. As a youth, it's what most remember, and when grown out of youth a holiday that goes by the wayside, until many of us get to child rearing age, where the holiday takes on new meaning. But it was a post-Dead (Jerry's passing) "what to do now" event that completely changed what this holiday means to me, as unexpected and unforeseeable as an earthquake, with nearly similar results. It was a seismic shift of what I assumed a concert experience could be, further broadening my horizons as to what really could be possible. While it was true that the Grateful Dead gave me a completely different musical and life perspective, as well as an appreciation of musical history, an evolution was about to take place on a scale I could never have imagined. That shift occurred on October 31, 1995, at Rosemont Horizon just outside of Chicago - a town nobody would ever set foot in for any other reason than to pass through O'Hare International - or to see a show at Rosemont Horizon. Even then, it wasn't a venue we looked forward to - but when it's GD - or Phish on Halloween, I suppose you overlook the fact that the venue and environs in favor of a good show. That was the first time I saw Phish - encouraged by a friend who had been seeing shows of theirs in the early 90's, and with now nothing better to see owed them a look. That "look" turned out to be one of the biggest nights in the history of the band, not only dropping two monstrous sets of Phish, but inserting in the sandwich a full on rendition of The Who's "Quadrophenia", which was personally interpreted as a full on sales pitch for the ownership of my mind. Having grown up a Who fanatic, I was totally locked in for that set - knowing every word - and spending a good portion of that evening explaining to others what it was (no Phishbills explaining the choice in those days). I didn't need one, but was rare in that instance. I remember Tom Marker of WXRT on air the next day, asking if anyone saw the show at the Horizon last night. He was as blown away as I was, knowing full well he saw an event. It was in the post mortem, though, that I thought more of what Phish actually did in the unspoken: They took a HUGE risk, accepting by fan vote the album that would be done, only vetoing "Joe's Garage" by Frank Zappa due to various and numerous issues and difficulties in pulling that one off. They chose the #2 vote, and did it beyond anyone's realistic belief. They took that album and made it their own. They made a historical statement in the realm of rock music. Now the second iteration, Phish was laying out markers as to their own influences and appreciation - and in effect saying "if you don't know this stuff, you should." Most notably in my own mind, Phish had done, and had laid out the greatest tradition in rock and roll: The donning of the Musical Costume on Halloween, a stewpot of historical appreciation, buildup, speculation, and anticipation, culminating with a event that can only be described as "high-wire": The unveiling, the performance, and the post show discussion of where this fits and all of the musical offshoots from there. It also established grounds for emulation, as anything that good will be copied on some level. So we have "theme shows" by all these bands on Halloween, and an occasional full album, but Phish was always the "Original and Best" at it. Phish's performance of Velvet Underground's "Loaded" in 1998 caused enough of that album to be sold afterwards to put it back on Billboard's Hot 100. So the fans listened. And listened again. The pattern continued through 1998 - Phish having offered four such costumes. The history, the significance of the artists chosen, and the tradition laid out by whom had become the best band on the planet, having witnessed the meteoric rise over a four year span that was akin to seeing Jordan in his prime. For a music fan, Phish was the band that kept cranking out a seemingly endless supply of good ideas and results. And first and foremost Re: Phish, the question always was and will be "But what about Halloween?" In a repeated theme, it was Phish's hiatus in 2000 that brought me to my next musical addiction, The String Cheese Incident. In an attempt to burn up airline credits left over from the Phish Big Cypress trip, we settled on seeing Phil Lesh's 60th birthday - and as an offshoot of that we drove to Humboldt County to see SCI at the Mateel Community Center for two shows, which maybe held 600 people. It was love at first hear, ending up with 16 years of seeing their shows, including three Red Rocks weekends and five at Hornings Hideout (best fest space I have ever been in). This also meant taking in some SCI Hulaween (and yes they called it that before the current fest came along), most notably the NYC show post 9/11, which allowed us to attend for pennies on the dollar, as NYC was giving away flights and rooms to get people to come. But when it comes to Halloween, Phish trumps all, so if that gig is happening that's where I will be. Fast forward to 2016, and I nearly made a decision that would have me missing Phish Halloween again, having spent a few years off the circuit due to personal legal issues, where travel was not happening. I survived a lot on couch tour, and grateful I could even do that, as I found out MJ laws are alive and well in the good 'ol USA, That said, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, and began planning my re-entry to the music and people that I know and love. Phish at Dick's (CO) and Suwannee Hulaween seemed to be the places I was missing out on, and after numerous personal accounts taken in made plans to do both. Those two events were put on the schedule, and planning began as early as last October, where it was assumed that Dick's would be happening again, and Suwannee was confirmed even in advance of the 2015 edition by fest org on the Hulaween Reddit. So those two events were "all systems go". Given that Halloween was on a Monday, Phish was not likely to do a Halloween show, so I was safe choosing Cheese for Halloween. Hot just for best available music weekend, but because my sister and spouse could attend, which was an opportunity to spend some quality time with people who are very close to me - but also interesting because this would be their first "jam fest". so it was them stepping into "my world", so to speak, a leap of faith that they took, that we had no idea how it would turn out. Suwannee Hulaween was as much about who I was doing it with as it was the music. But a fully thing happened on the way to the forum, in a figurative and literal sense, as the rumor tide began to tell a different story. Phish WAS going to play Halloween in Las Vegas, so the rumors said in March. This created a deeply personal conundrum, my heartstrings so deeply attached to the idea of Phish on Halloween that I began investigating the idea of doing that one show only, post Hulaween - and if not for Southwest Airlines offering a near perfect direct flight out of Atlanta to Vegas would have been impossible. And for $99 each way, the impossible became possible, knowing that Hulaween was done at 9:30PM on Sunday that I could make that flight to Vegas. So I booked it, and no sooner than I did, the new info from "those in the know" on the various Phish forums began putting the word out that there would be no show on the 31st. These were people with a track record of being correct on such matters, and while I didn't cancel the flight arrangements I was in a mode of waiting for the 31st show to be officially announced as "not happening", even forgoing making a resort booking in Vegas, as I would have to put out a first night's deposit on that, too. Phish announces Halloween in Vegas, including the 31st, and the flight plan booked to get from Hula to Vegas is now very useful :-) This caused me to spend too many hours finding a good booking for Vegas, but we finally settled on a two day stay at Aria (which was awesome BTW), and through the half dozen friends helping me succeeded in getting tix. I also succeeded in getting a Zombie package for the four of us for Hula weekend, so being ready to finish the trip in Vegas was a little more doable having the amenities in wait via the cabin. So the itinerary was set. Needless to say there was some nervousness surrounding the travel to Vegas. Depart ATL at 1:40PM EDT on Halloween, arrive in Vegas at 3PM PDT, have hotel room ready on arrival, 5:15 dinner reservation, show at 7:30. Nothing could go wrong.......right? We did what we could - and all we could do was to let it go to the spirit of the universe and hope that all worked out. All the plans were set, and we went about the weekend using all the planning and preparation as our foundation. We arrived at Suwannee Hulaween at 1PM on Thursday, ready for a pre-party day - 2 sets of Umphrey's McGee being the main event of the evening. This was my first visit to the park, and while I did a seemingly endless amount of reading, I can say that I was only somewhat prepared for what this place was all about: A very well oiled festival machine, run by people who love what they do and have a wealth of experience. This was evident immediately on arrival - entry was smooth and everyone knew what they were doing - with one later exception (we'll get to that later). Suwannee does prompt a good level of opinion and conversation regarding the property. It has a track record, having been in the fest throwing business for some time. Wanee was the signature fest that made Suwannee known nationally, and now Hulaween seems to be taking over that mantle. So there's lots of commentary about the place, some good, some not. For a first timer like myself, I am all about finding the best places to see music, so that my expenditure bears a positive experience. Since the venue is 50% of the "score", it matters that the venue is amicable to the event being held. It can make or break the experience. I have heard some call The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park "The Horning's of the South". That is extremely high praise - anyone who has been to Horning's for SCI weekends knows that it is about the best space for music/fest that can be dreamed up, is as intimate as can be, and especially that amphitheater at Horning's - the pine canopied space is idyllic in every sense...there's just so few spaces that good. So to even mention Suwannee in the same sentence is cause to say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" But once within the confines of the Suwannee Ampitheater space, I can see why people say that. There are striking similarities in those two spaces - very beautiful natural settings and very right for sight and sound. However, SCI wouldn't be seen on that stage, but those bands who could be seen there were shown in the best possible light. Suwannee is a much bigger park, and while the Amphitheaters in both places have similarities, these are two much different parks. Suwannee is bigger by a factor of at least four, so these places are operating on different levels in terms of scale....but both are run by private owners, so the decidedly non-corporate and down home feel is evident with both. So the comparisons are apt, especially given that SCI has played both on a number of occasions. The size of Suwannee affords the opportunity to offer 70+ bands, 20K people, and VIP and other services, along with the camping infrastructure in any way you want it: Cabins, RV sites with full hookups, sites with electric/water, primitive....even hotels close if that's your thing. So you can do this park in about any way you want to, provided you jump on the necessary reservations to get those premium spaces. The size and scope of the park also makes the golf carts useful, and while I only used it on a limited basis, those spots are places I would have never seen without it. The VIP arrangements were rather well organized and done. This really FELT like VIP, unlike many fests I've done that might offer a few more fancy items on the list, but not offer that feeling and service that this fest did. It's the PEOPLE that make it work, and that was evident in spades, always available and willing to answer questons and assist this first time SOSMP visitor how best to make use of the park. Lost on a trail? There's usually someone around who can help out. The VIP barn was especially nice, as we had our own entrance off River Road, plenty of seating - including tables with a view of the main stage, so you can eat/drink/take in the music. Really nice touch. Also had two large flat screens to watch all the games, and get World Series updates as I passed back and forth to the bathrooms and such. Amphitheater also had a nice VIP area. Both areas has clean, continuously serviced bathrooms. Our crew must have tipped them out $80 or more....those cans were always clean. But the bonus area was the Treehouse VIP, on the opposite side of the VIP barn. That space was so nice, especially during the day, so I could sit at the picnic tables and relax while seeing day music. I often miss day music because I tend to wilt in the heat and kill my late night possibilities, but here I was able to maximize my music intake because I could eat, then just relax in the shade and enjoy several hours of music I otherwise would have skipped. It was also a really good viewing angle to the main stage. We were also impressed with the food offerings - the twice daily meals were a healthy way to get fuel for the day, and were varied enough that everyone could find something useful. I was especially appreciative of the daily deep green salad offerings, which I ate every meal, as well as the water on site in the VIP barn. Also props on the expanded hours, making it easy to not have to miss music in order to eat. For those not in VIP, however, you were NOT hurting for good food choices. This might have been the best concentration of vendor food at ANY fest I have attended, especially given the variety. Gouda Boys, Amish Donuts, and that place serving gyros just down from Gouda Boys all got our business over the weekend, and all really good food. At this fest, you don't have to be VIP to eat well. But ultimately it was the music that drove me coming to this fest, and this turned out rather well, especially given that I committed so far in advance. SCI, UM, STS9, Claypool/Lennon, Karl D, McCourys....just getting the first three in the same place was enough for me, not having seen them all in the same place since Rothbury '09. One task I set about to do, as soon as I got in the fest grounds, was to find the pathway from the various stages to each other. Of particular interest, The Patch - which was the brand new venue that would have STS9 late night. Had to figure out how I was going to make that show after Cheese, and back to see Disclosure, which I had made up my mind I was going to give a chance. This turned out to be a two day investigation, requiring WAYYYYY too many miles walked, to finally figure out that you could not go from the main stage to Patch without going through VIP camp. I feel for those who weren't VIP in this instance, because it was a LOOOOOONG HOOF to go through the outside, then back through security, then do it all over again after Tribe. Plenty of room out there, but not my favorite aspect of the fest. The only real "negative" I can really come up with. I can forgive people working the fest for not knowing what was up with the routing here, as it was a new stage, used for the first time, but it took wayyyy too long to figure out how I was going to do the routing for Saturday night. Musical Highlights: Thursday - UM doing two sets at the Amphitheater. Not only were the UM sets good, but that space is awesome!!! Also dug the EOTO early show with Jake from UM and that Manic Focus? guy. We were just walking around, checking out the space, and got this little morsel in the background. The notable song, looking back on it, was the David Bowie cover, "Let's Dance". Now UM was always the kings of the "cool cover song", but this one was especially good in light of Jake's stellar vocal performance, as well as what was being telegraphed for later in the weekend..... Friday: Russo, Benevento, and Burbridge, Karl D, Greensky Bluegrass, SCI (second set best SCI of the weekend), The Fritz. Caught MMJ from the cabin porch, liked what I heard, but made it an earlier night for the Saturday yet to come. Saturday: Camp Reddit beer swap: Had a chance o put names with faces, and share a number of great brews with the people of the Hulaween subreddit, Got lost on the way down hippie trail, but found the spot with the help of some kind campers. Cool setup, and glad to meet ya! Larry Keel/Drew Emmitt, Antibalas, three sets of SCI, little bit of Lettuce, STS9, Disclosure. Larry and Drew were fantastic daytime bluegrass over lunch on the mainstage :-) We hung out at the treehouse and saw Antibalas, around finally figuring out the VIP cut through to Patch for STS9 later in the day. Saw all three sets of Cheese, including the 80's tribute set (had a blast, much to my surprise) albeit some of the third set abbreviated in order to see STS9, which we did. Had some issues finding a good space of people to be around at that show - as my wife said after a long day in VIP, "Welcome to general population." Had to move a couple of times but found good space with good peeps, especially enjoying the second half. Immediately left for the Disclosure set on the main stage, making it through the shortcut before they cut off access :-) As soon as we start walking into the main stage area, Disclosure kicks in to "When the Fire Starts To Burn" and that resulting party kept us there until the conclusion (sorry Revivalists, we got distracted :-) I have also written off the Chicago Cubs at this point, now down three games to one. Sunday: An easy day, planned that way, assisted by the short schedule, ending at 9:30PM on Sunday. With Las Vegas now over the mental horizon, we begin to pack as we go, and take in the last day of music at Suwannee Hulaween 2016: McCourys, SCI two sets, Claypool/Lennon Delerium, Big G w/Motet. Took the time between the two SCI sets to pack, so I could see Claypool/Lennon in it's entirety. They did not disappoint. Loved Astronomy Domine, Court of The Crimson King (with keyboard player playing a mellotron - right on!), and the stuff from the new album. Claypool is the best bass player on the planet today, and this show was definitely a highlight. Bonus: Sean Lennon singing Tomorrow Never Knows. Just fantastic. Saw a bit of Twiddle (impression from the 20 minutes I heard was that if WSP and Phish had a baby.....) and Big G w/Motet. Now if that guy in Big G could quit shouting "SUWANNEE HULAWEEN" every thirty seconds you might have an enjoyable set. Let the music do it's thing, people.... Then an after set finish packing session, while getting Cubs updates on my mobile phone. Ended up awake until after midnight, with Vegas and 6AM bearing down on me like a freight train..... 6AM gets here early and it's up like a dart and showered and van loaded. We're out by 7:15, arriving at ATL at 11:40, on the flight at 1:10. Plane pushes away from gate at 1:40PM sharp, arrives 20 minutes early (even slept on the plane), picked up by friends with care package in hand, at Aria desk at 3:30PM, spend an hour changing clothes and picking jaw off the floor looking at the room and view, then off to dinner at 5PM - 15 minutes early. The travel schedule went so perfectly, and the hotel check-in so perfectly as to be not credible. It was a sign of things to come. I'm met by the same friends who picked me up at the airport for a pre-show drink, all the while my phone getting hammered by texts, regarding the album Phish chose. People in Montana texting me "I know what the album is and it's gonna rock." I'm resisting every attempt to tell me what it is, wanting to be informed by the placement of the Phishbill in my hand at the arena gate of the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. I didn't succeed - I made it until ten seconds before I hit the Phishbill crew before a random phan spilled the beans - it was David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars". It was a sense of relief though, because I knew that Halloween with Phish was going to be EPIC - one of those shows where the highest expectations would be met. And it meant a return to the best tradition in rock and roll, Phish covering another band's album in it's entirety. THE TRADITION IS BACK, and Phish is gonna crush this like Kyle Schwarber - off the scoreboard to be a permanent fixture in the landscape. And they did. This was a long time wish for so many, having legs in the Phish Halloween rumor mill since Festival 8 in '09 (ended up being the Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main St."). So it was really cool to see a long time wish fulfilled for so many. It harkened back to the days when I heard that album for the first time, in college through a pair of 1968 JBL's. My old roommate had four copies. We wore a couple of them out. Seeing that crowd roaring - just absolute joy - was a feeling I haven't had at a show on that level in a LONG TIME. And I've seen a lot of really special shows....and this was yet another. I took in the first two sets in prime seats, nine rows off the floor about half way back. Just phenomenal sight and sound, in what is already a small arena for the people it holds. But for set three, I went upstairs and took in the remaining music with my crew, and in much more spacious groove space, and enjoyed the remainder of an epic night together. After the show, we attempt to figure out how to exit the show through the casino, rather than out to the street. Thought it would be cool to get some post-show sightseeing in the MGM. Apparently they learned something from 2014 - that it was best not to allow the post show Phish freak fest to transpire inside the mallways of the MGM :-) But as it turned out, they sent us out to the street, but in the direction of my hotel, so we went back (by way of CVS, with armloads of beverages) to my 35th floor strip view suite at Aria, enjoying 22oz. bombers and vape pens :-) One topic was how Suwannee was, and how there were all these weird occurrences happening tying the two events together. Like UM doing Bowie, then Phish doing Bowie. Or the two Fletches, one in each place, that looked exactly like each other. But the one that really blew us away was later on, when we all went down to the casino floor, where we met some other heads and hung out. Two of us go into the men's room for a leak, and what's pumping through the bathroom speakers but "Latch", by Disclosure, which we had just taken in two nights earlier in Florida. In a good bit of planning, we had booked an extra day in Vegas, just to have a bit of a recovery day, and to enjoy the amenities of the resort, which was most welcome. It wasn't enough. I'm still recovering, tired and having to go back to work - but basking in the glow of what was one unbelieveable Halloween weekend. To all of those who posted to the various forums on all topics related to this, and those who I traded with over the summer and fall to make this all happen: THANK YOU. You have my sincerest gratitude and thanks. You all know who you are - and I couldn't have done it without you wonderful people. I hope to see you on the road - sooner rather than later.
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