9 days before FYF Fest 2011, the festival's organizers sent out the following Email promising they would alleviate every problem from last year's FYF:
THE LINES: This year we are closing off Spring St. which will enable us to create more entrances into the park. With more entrances the line will move at a much faster pace.
WILL CALL: In addition to more entrances, we have made it so all presale tickets have been mailed to the purchaser or printed at home. A large part of the traffic jam getting into the festival last year was due to attendees having to wait in two lines. With that said, there is a WILL CALL located across the street in the parking lot on the corner of Spring St. & College St. and will be open from 11:00am-11:00pm on Saturday September 3rd.
FOOD: We have double the food vendors that we had last year and are providing more vegan and vegetarian options.
WATER: Water will be cheaper then last year and we are providing more hydration stations and water fountains that are accessible in all areas of the park (in other words, you don't have to walk far to get water and shorter lines).
DUST: Beginning Monday we are watering the dirt down with a water truck, after that we will be flattening the ground with a steamroller truck to compact the dirt to keep the dirt down. For further precaution we will be laying down a thick layer of wood chips in the space near the stages and in the beer gardens.
SHADE: There will be more shade tents and misters all over the park giving everyone more places to relax and get out of the sun.
BATHROOMS: On site we will have double the amount of portable toilets than we had last year. This will result in overall cleaner restrooms and shorter lines.
And I must admit that, other than waiting in a few brief beer lines, I didn't encounter a single problem at this year's FYF Fest (very much unlike last year) & had a blast!