Long lines to get into EF, but well worth the wait

June 25, 2015

EF 2015 - 4By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

Electric Forest Festival coverage is sponsored by Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com.
EF 2015 - 6GRANT TWP. — A steady flow of traffic entering the Electric Forest Festival grounds at the Double JJ Resort began just before dark Wednesday, June 24, and continues well into Thursday afternoon, June 25.

The gigantic music festival draws 40,000 or more free spirits from across the nation and Canada who celebrate music, art and nature during the four-day event. Most attendees camp out in tents and RVs on the festival grounds, and many camps were getting set up on the first day.
Some festival goers said they had a long wait in line to get into the festival, but it was well worth the wait. Jimmy James, 32, of Columbus, Ohio and his friend “Beef” Meyer, 33, of Cincinnati, Ohio, said they waited in line from 1:30-8:30 a.m.

EF 2015 -3“It was by far the longest I have had to wait to get in,” said James who has attended every festival since the event began back in 2008 as “Rothbury.” He and Meyer traveled with a group of eight people who are from various US states. “I come every year,” James said. “People were getting anxious,” he said of the long wait.

This afternoon, festival goers were reporting two to two-and-a-half hour waits. Many forest friends were jubilantly congratulating each other as they arrived at the site. “You made it!” many were saying to each other, as they “high-fived.”

The String Cheese Incident is one of the headline acts, and James said that is the reason he attends year after year. “It’s the best show on earth,” he said. Both James and Meyer said another draw to the festival is the Sherwood Forest.

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