i bought tix yesterday too! i'm staying at barcelo again b/c it's the cheapest (and the convenience factor). i took a shower at setbreak in my room after going in the water 1st set and was back in time for second set no problem, haha.
Is the host resort the one to be at, or is it a hassle dealing with a sudden flood of people around showtime?
- they can only go into the show area, not the pool/other areas of barcelo.... they have a different entrance from their buses... so there wasn't a sudden flood of people around showtime. can't vouch for any of the other resorts, but it was fun to be at the barcelo (despite the subpar food).
About how many people were at the shows, and how good was the sound out across the pool or sea water?
- we could hear sound check by the pool really well, but we were in one of the rooms closest to the venue... you probably couldn't hear that well at some parts of the resort, it's huge. i was in the venue for all the shows the first year and the sound was great... i heard there were 5K tix sold the first year, not sure if that changed.
Did you do any of the off site excursions through the resorts? If so, which ones?
- i did the chicen itza and tulum excursions... i had never been to mexico and wanted to do some cultural stuff, not just be at an all inclusive resort the whole time (where the food stunk, btw). i would recommend both!
did pretty much everyone show up for the 4 day stay or were there a lot of folks that extended?
- not sure... i was there for the 4 day stay and extended 1 day so i could do chichen itza.
let me know if you have more questions and hope to see you at barcelo!!!