VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Something in the Water may have moved away from the Oceanfront over to the nation's capital, but that doesn't mean Pharrell isn't showing some love for Virginia locals.
Tickets for the 2022 Something in the Water music festival go on sale exclusively for Virginia residents on Friday.
The in-person sale runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach. Three-day passes will go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. on the festival's website.
Something in the Water made a huge splash in Virginia Beach in 2019. Although the line to purchase tickets is smaller than two years ago, people said they still wanted to make sure they can get into the festival.
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Dozens of people waited for a ticket. Stephen Colley, who was second in line, said he got to the amphitheater around 5:30 a.m.
"I kind of figured you gotta show up early for something like this," he said. "We’re already saving $100.”
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Kori Clemons said he tried getting in line earlier than that.
“I came last night but they turned us around," he said. "Cops were like ‘Nope, come back in the morning.’”
Chairs, snacks, and blankets are just some of the things people brought with them.
“Might as well be comfortable if I got to wait,” Clemons said.
Though, one person took it to another level waiting for a ticket while on the clock.
“This is my portable workstation," AJ Kellam said. "If I go to a concert or anywhere and I need to sit down. It’s lightweight, it’s easy and convenient for me.”
Kellam said he missed out on the festival in 2019 in Virginia Beach because he had to work. This year, he says he’s not letting his job get in the way.
"Even during the festival, I’ll probably be working,” he said.
He even made new friends while in line.
“He overheard me on the phone talking to my dad actually about a chair," Miaya Self said. "He’s like, 'You need a chair? I’ll get you a chair, just watch my stuff.' Virginia civilians, so nice.”
When asked about the festival in D.C., both Self and Kellam said they look forward to it no matter the distance.
“Virginia Beach lost a good thing," Kellam said. "So, D.C. here we come.”
Keep in mind: the actual event is in Washington D.C. this year. It's on Juneteenth weekend -- June 17 to 19 -- on the National Mall.
This year's line-up includes Pharrell & Phriends; Pusha T; Dave Matthews Band; Calvin Harris; Tyler, The Creator; Usher; and more.