If you’re a die-hard music fan or festival-goer you have probably heard of people camping on the front rails. People can move up to the front of crowds to get a spot against rail and stay there all day. This is especially popular amongst Bassnectar and dubstep fans and is done in order to capture a video of them head banging and shaking the rail as hard as they can.
This year Okeechobee Music + Arts Festival has said they will prevent people from sitting at the same spot on the rail all day. They responded to a fans question on Twitter with this:
the rail is cleared between sets. its only fair.
— Okeechobee (@okeechobeefest) February 6, 2018
Another fan followed with:
Are you guys handling it like Bonnaroo? Is there a place that people can stand in line to reserve a spot at the rail for their desired set?
— Nick Isasi!!! (@noodlecast) February 8, 2018
Most likely, this is not going to go over well with the Bassnectar fans. While the nectar fans’ dedication is admired, music festivals are about the good vibes and sharing the space so not letting anyone else get to the front goes against that. This may seem like too much policing of people for a music festival, but it will be interesting to see how this turns out.