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Music Fans Invade Montage Mountain

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN — Camp Bisco, a three-day music festival, is bringing thousands of people from all over the country to Lackawanna County. The ski slopes ...
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MONTAGE MOUNTAIN -- Camp Bisco, a three-day music festival, is bringing thousands of people from all over the country to Lackawanna County.

The ski slopes on Montage Mountain are dotted with tents.

It's a big event that brings some security concerns along with it.

It's a music fan invasion of Montage Mountain in Scranton. Thousands of them are here from all over the country to rock the mountain for three days, all part of Camp Bisco, a celebration of electronic dance music.

"Oh, my God, I can't even explain it. It's so great. Honestly, Bisco is amazing," said Daniel Alpert of New York State.

There are a lot of logistics to host nearly 20,000 people for three days, many of them camping on the Montage Mountain ski resort slopes. That's a lot of people with a lot of gear getting up a big mountain.

"You're going to get complaints about the hike up but once you're set up and looking out over the town of Scranton, you can't beat it, it's really nice," said J.P. Harris from Connecticut.

Patrick Wilcox and Mary Grace Greer drove 17 hours from Memphis, Tennessee.

"That ride was really crappy, but look at this beautiful place. Look at it!!" said Wilcox.

"The sunrise was beautiful, the mountains are beautiful. I'm so in awe of this whole area," Greer added.

This event really has taken over much of Montage Mountain. There's the traffic on Montage Mountain Road. PNC Field is a shuttle stop for people getting the bus to take them up to all the fun.

Before they get into the lots for the concert and camping, all vehicles are being searched.

Camp Bisco drew controversy during its years in New York state for drug use concerns. Now that it moved here, concert officials say all cars and bags will be searched

The concert promoter hired a private security firm. Dogs were part of the search, too.

Lackawanna County says it will also have a high sheriff's presence

"We went through a pretty hard search coming through here. So honestly it would be hard to get a lot of stuff in," said Sarah Bucci from Connecticut.