I love the Pileup. I can only make it to a few shows a year and this is one I WILL NOT miss. I got up at 6:26 (good thing someone text me! My alarm didn't go off. I was going to get up at 5:45!) and was at the fairgrounds at 7:05am. This is KEY to getting a great spot and not missing anything! Gates open at 9am and even spectators start lining up at 5! It's nuts... but it really shows the dedication everyone has for the pileup and the respect they have for the Czars. I wish we could just turn people away for being douch-ey... can that be added as criteria? If you can't have fun, turn around. I didnt leave til about 6pm and we kept goin' til 1am. This is how you do it folks. The pileup is the 8th wonder of the world. Seriously Czars, keep up the great work and don't let some jerks bring you down. I am also proud to be a member of the Red Shirt Army. Wouldn't miss that either!