The craziest and funniest 2015 Camp Bisco stories, according to Reddit
Depending on who you talked to, Camp Bisco was either a chaotic disaster filled with drug-fueled orgies and depravity or just one big party unlike anything that has ever come to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. We suspect the truth lies somewhere in the middle, though there’s no denying that a lot of crazy things occurred over those three days.
Even the bands performing in the Disco Biscuits‘ electronic/jam band festival couldn’t avoid the insanity from the “safety” of the stage – Ryan Null of Zoogma was tackled by a fan mid-set, sending his equipment tumbling down:
There’s no video we’ve seen yet that supports all the gossip and rumors that have been flying since July 16-18 (which Montage addressed today in a Times-Tribune article), but considering the festival’s history of drug overdoses in other cities, among other issues, it’s easy to see how these things get started. For the record, there were no deaths, six arrests, and about two dozen emergency room visits reported. The condition of the festival grounds after the show wasn’t exactly pretty, but they still were able to host the Vans Warped Tour today.
While Reddit isn’t always the most accurate source for information, it certainly attracts some straightforward commenters and conversation. The Camp Bisco subreddit contains quite a few wild stories from the event’s first year in Scranton, and though some of these accounts may be exaggerated or downright fabricated altogether, they all add to the legend of Bisco.
We selected some of our favorite posts, taken with more than a few grains of salt, from “the front page of the Internet” below, edited only for brevity.
Some Redditors shared tales of recklessness:
Some went on a long, strange trip:
Some felt bad vibes:
Some just made funny observations:
Other stories were downright disgusting:
And some people just need help:
We survived indeed – and with a few good stories to tell.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.