TNR520: When We Were Young

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The Nightly Rant Episode 520 Summary

Mike and Torya discuss their experience at the When We Were Young festival, including the smooth entry process and the amazing performances by bands like Green Day and Blink 182. They also talk about the behavior of some people in the crowd, both positive and negative. They share their frustration with Lyft's exorbitant prices and the difficulty of finding a ride home after the festival. Overall, they had a great time but encountered some challenges along the way.

The Nightly Rant Episode 520 Show Notes

The Nightly Rant: A Festival Experience Like No Other

Welcome to The Nightly Rant with your hosts, Mike and Torya. In this episode, they discuss their recent experience at the When We Were Young festival. From the smooth entry process to the incredible performances, they delve into the highs and lows of the event. They also touch on the importance of finding reliable transportation options and the impact of crowd behavior. Join us as we explore the themes and implications of this unique festival experience.

Introduction: A Festival Filled with Insane Conversations

The Nightly Rant is back with another episode, and this time, Mike and Torya are diving into their recent adventure at the When We Were Young festival. Known for their sarcastic point of view, the hosts take us on a journey through the ups and downs of this one-of-a-kind event. From the smooth entry process to the incredible performances, they provide an entertaining and insightful perspective on the festival experience.

The Smooth Entry Process: A Pleasant Surprise

Torya begins by sharing her initial concerns about the festival and the use of reseller tickets. However, to her surprise, the entry process was incredibly smooth, with minimal bottlenecks and efficient ticket scanning. She also highlights the unexpected bonus of receiving free water at the hydration stations, a rare occurrence at festivals. Mike adds that the festival organizers likely implemented these measures to prevent any public affairs nightmares and ensure the safety and comfort of attendees.

The Importance of Reliable Transportation: Lyft vs. Uber

The hosts then discuss their transportation options for the festival, specifically the use of rideshare services. Mike recounts his experience with Lyft, where he was quoted an exorbitant price of $344 for the pickup. Torya expresses her frustration with Lyft and their inflated prices, stating that she has lost faith in the service. However, they both agree that Uber provided a more reasonable option, costing only $26.05 to get to the festival. They emphasize the importance of finding reliable and affordable transportation, especially for large-scale events like When We Were Young.

The Crowd: A Mix of Good and Bad Behavior

Torya reflects on the behavior of the crowd at the festival, noting that while some individuals were courteous and respectful, others displayed entitled and rude behavior. She observes a pattern where younger and smaller individuals tended to be more belligerent and pushy in navigating through the crowd. Mike speculates that this may stem from a sense of entitlement or a belief that they can fit through smaller spaces without causing a disturbance. They both agree that the behavior of the crowd can greatly impact the overall festival experience.

The Performances: A Lineup of Legends

The hosts then delve into the highlight of the festival: the performances. They excitedly list the bands they watched, including All Time Low, Sum 41, Rise Against, Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Blink 182, and Green Day. They express their admiration for the bands' ability to entertain and engage the crowd, with Green Day being the standout performance of the night. However, they critique Blink 182 for playing too much of their new music, which didn't resonate with the predominantly older audience. They emphasize the importance of catering to the expectations of the audience at a festival like When We Were Young.

Implications and Future Outlook: Lessons Learned

As the episode comes to a close, Mike and Torya reflect on the lessons learned from their festival experience. They stress the importance of reliable transportation options and the need for rideshare services to offer fair and reasonable prices. They also highlight the impact of crowd behavior on the overall festival atmosphere and the need for individuals to be respectful and considerate of others. They express their hope that future festivals will take these lessons into account and strive to create a more enjoyable and inclusive experience for all attendees.

Conclusion: A Festival Experience Worth Remembering

In this thought-provoking episode of The Nightly Rant, Mike and Torya provide a comprehensive and entertaining analysis of their experience at the When We Were Young festival. From the smooth entry process to the incredible performances, they offer valuable insights into the highs and lows of the event. They emphasize the importance of reliable transportation options, the impact of crowd behavior, and the need for bands to cater to the expectations of their audience. As they bid farewell to the festival, they express their hope for a future filled with more enjoyable and memorable festival experiences.

[0:00:15]Introduction to the Nightly Rant podcast
[0:01:13]Brie's response to her current situation
[0:02:21]Discussion about using Rover for dog care
[0:03:01]Fatigue from attending the When We Were Young festival
[0:03:56]Smooth entry process at the festival
[0:05:07]Free water provided at the festival
[0:06:10]Concerns about heatstroke at the festival
[0:07:05]Bag size restrictions and clear backpacks at the festival
[0:08:01]List of bands watched at the festival
[0:10:53]Ranking of the performances by Green Day, Sum 41, Blink 182, and The Offspring
[0:10:35]Discussion of favorite bands: Green Day, Sum 41, Blink 182
[0:11:00]Blink 182 played too much new music at the festival
[0:12:05]Crowd went wild when Blink 182 played their classics
[0:13:08]Long walk back to The Stratosphere after the festival
[0:14:14]Festival organizers controlled flow of traffic by not using emergency exits
[0:15:22]Sum 41's performance was surprisingly good
[0:16:25]Criticism of hydration station's warm water and high food prices
[0:18:39]Discussion of courteous and rude people in the crowd
[0:19:16]Encounter with a rude person who shoved and rubbed against Torya
[0:20:08]Amusing encounter with a person during Yellow Card's performance
[0:20:18]Uncomfortable lap dances at the festival
[0:21:01]Speculation on women's behavior at festivals
[0:21:44]Rude photographer at the festival
[0:22:00]Enjoying the festival from the back
[0:23:08]Stereotype of rude and belligerent people at festivals
[0:24:04]Speculation on why smaller people are ruder
[0:25:53]Overpriced Lyft ride to the festival
[0:27:22]Choosing Uber over Lyft for cheaper ride
[0:28:10]Difficulty finding a ride after the festival
[0:29:43]High demand for rides after the festival
[0:30:14]Monorail location on the strip discussed
[0:30:36]Lyft criticized for high prices to get to a concert
[0:31:17]Suggestion to offer discounted rides for festival-goers
[0:31:39]Mention of Uber/Lyft vouchers at other events
[0:31:54]Difficulty pronouncing “vouchers”
[0:31:58]Goodnight message
[0:32:00]Thank you for listening
[0:32:02]Request for rating
[0:32:07]Yogi's podcast network production
[0:32:12]End of transcript

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TNR520: When We Were Young