The first task in attending a festival is finding a way to get there; unfortunately, some of the best take place in some of the most out-of-the-way venues. Several festival organizers noted that carpooling can save cash, and Kelly M., a veteran participant in the unique cultural event that is Burning Man, noted that "sharing food and transport with a group is definitely the way to do it."
On the other hand, at urban events, like Chicago's North Coast Music Festival, it's parking that can be the problem. Zach Partin, North Coast's publicist, suggests that attendees ride a bicycle or take public transportation: "We've worked closely with the city, and they provide extra public transportation for the festival."
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