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Do you have any advice for me I want to make my own version of woodstock or a really big party next summer can you help? Answered

Im plannig my own version of woodstock next summer and i need a few bands to come out and play for my party? I also need some ideas of how to make my party amazing and be remembered as the best party ever thrown by a high school student in Virginia so i'll take any help or advice.

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Grathio

Best Answer 9 years ago

If you want to have the best party you've every been to, you shouldn't be the planner. (Unless you love planning stuff more than parties.)

Planning a big party takes tones of time and a ton of money.  You'll also want these things:

- Permits.  You'll need to get permits to have live bands and a bunch of people in one place.  If you don't get them the cops will shut down your party long before it hits "legendary" status.

- Event liability Insurance.  If someone hurts themselves (And if it's as big as you want, someone will) there is no reason they can't sue you and your family into oblivion.

- Sanitation.  Portable toilets.  Gotta have 'em.

- Stage/Sound.  Very few outdoor venues have sound setups.  You'll have to rent equipment, and the people to set it up and tear it down.  This tends to be a huge expense.

And if you're going to do it in some farmer's field you'll also need (Besides permission, and a contract with the land owner):

- Power.  Rent a generator big enough to power your stage.

- Fresh water.  It's not coming out of the faucet in the middle of a field and you don't want people dying of dehydration.

- Garbage.  You'll need to deal with collecting it and cleaning it up. (Or hire someone to.)

If you want concessions (people selling food, etc) that's a whole other ball of contracts, permits, licenses, etc.

Like I said, it's a huge amount of work.  But, if you can pull it all of  you will indeed have had a party for the ages.

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steveastroukGrathio

Answer 9 years ago

Organising and bankrolling a festival nearly broke Steve Wozniak, the legendary co-founder of Apple computers.

Steve

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RavingMadStudios

9 years ago

Running even a small commercial festival is a nightmare of legal and organizational issues. A person of your age is not legally permitted to organize such a thing anyway. You should focus instead on raising the money to rent a venue and pay the bands, and getting an adult to coordinate the thing. Let the venue and the planner handle insurance, permits, concessions, utilities and the like. If you do it that way, there's an off chance you might be able to have fun at your own party.

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Burf

9 years ago

Find an empty dirt lot about 100 meters by 75 meters, flood it with water and mulch it up untill you have a big sloppy mud hole.  Scatter two or three filthy porta-jons around, (tip one over for effect) and then dump two tons of garbage over the place.
Stand 4 or 5 GI Joe dolls on a milk crate at the furthest corner of the lot , pump 60's psychedelic rock music through 5 busted and ratty speakers and invite 2000 people to wallow around in the mud for three days.

Woodstock recreated in miniature.

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cvianna1

9 years ago

I don't know your situation or the resources available to you, but a simple solution might be to check to see if there are going to be any music festivals coming to your area. You could invite your friends to go together and then rent a hotel room for an after party or just so no one has to drive if they party too hardy at the fest.

Keep in mind, you shouldn't need to impress your true friends, and the rest don't matter nor will they appreciate the effort a month later.

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NachoMahma

9 years ago

.  Depending on who you ask, it cost between 500,000-2.6M USD to put on the first Woodstock - and that's in 1969 dollars. Good luck.