Road to Camp Bisco – Elie Gewirtz
Camp Bisco has always been my favorite place in the world. Ever since my first time at Camp Bisco IV, the music transformed me. I was dancing in a wide open field to “Astronauts” and “Hot Air Balloons,” thinking how did I get to be so lucky?
By the next night, before they announced Sam Altman was leaving the band, I thought “the Biscuits are my favorite band and this is the most raw place to see them.”
They’re still my favorite band, and two things happened to me at Camp Bisco that I will never forget:
#1 – I was chilling in one of the chairs hung up by strings in some random tent. I felt like I was floating in the air when some guy walks up to me and says “hey man you look like you’re having a pretty chill time.” I said, “fuck yeah dude, you know it!” He said to me, “here have these man,” before handing me a tin pan. “I just made a stack of these dank blueberry pancakes and we can’t eat anymore.” I gladly accepted them and hurried to my campsite to get all of my friends together for the dankest breakfast ever! By the end of the tin pan, we couldn’t eat anymore — that is until a few hours later when the munchies kicked in. Thanks to that awesome guy, my whole crew and campsite were in a good place, sitting on Skytop Mountain. That was the vibe I got from everyone at all of the Camps I attended; the people there were chill as fuck as the music was crunchy as ever!
#2 – My other memory from Camp Bisco IV was joining the Purple Team for Color War with our “flaming Moe’s” T-shirts. The next thing I know, I’m playing suck and blow with a team of just chicks, giving me the opportunity to kiss five or six at a time when one of the girls was having trouble sucking. I remember thinking “I must be in heaven!”
I have so many fond memories of Camp Bisco IV, like when someone handed me a fresh pair of tricycle socks when my feet were wet and they said “go big or go home” on the bottom.
If you have ever attended Camp Bisco, we at Sensible Reason would love to hear your festival stories and are accepting submissions for our Road to Camp Bisco series, which you can send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can check out many, many more RTCB’s and read about all of the joys Bisco brings to those who attend at Sensible Reason.