String Summit blows HS out of the water! Crowds and venues are waaaaaaay better in Oregon. Speaking as a native Californian myself and yes, I have been to BOTH festivals. At least you don't have to worry about your stuff getting stolen in String Summit. Nor do you have to spend tones of money on your "camp" and "burner-were-so-hip outfits!" Oy Vey! The scene is so out anyways.
Music festivals are about the the music. Gee what a concept. Leave the ego at home!
And yes, it's my fest is better then yours so deal! Oh wait, here come the flying comments of emotion and, and, and, defensiveness of in your face we love High Sierra!!!
LOL! Good Lord!