By Katie Bain
Certainly Gumber’s greatest asset – and most employable skill – is the knowledge he’s accumulated in his hundreds of days of festival-going. Just as a fishing guide can lead you to the best spot on the river or a snowboarding instructor can show you how to carve, Gumber knows what you should wear, how to pack your car and how to avoid post-fest depression. All this information is in The FestivalGoers Guide, his comprehensive book that should be required reading for any car full of 18-year-olds driving off to their first event.
By Kat Bein
"If there's anyone who knows a good music festival, it's Tucker Gumber. The 32-year-old music lover quit his job to become a full-time fest-goer in 2011 and hasn't stopped traveling since.
You may have heard of him and his blog, The Festival Guy, as he's funneled five years of experience into a handy how-to guide for organizers, fans, and artists alike. He's compiled that understanding into FestEvo, a free app designed to “help you festival better.”
By Andy Herman
"But underneath all the personal branding, Gumber does seem ideally suited to his cause. Born and raised in Grand Junction, a small, geographically isolated city in western Colorado (if you've passed through on I-70, "you've peed there," he jokes), he majored in restaurant and resort management at Colorado State University. He didn't attend his first music festival, a wintertime Colorado event called SnowBall, until his late 20s. By then, he was wise enough to view the festivities through the lens of his college degree, which taught him that when it comes to guest satisfaction, sometimes the little details are the most important."