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Roughing it at FRFF

poll What luxury of modern living do you most miss at FRFF?
Your bed
Your shower
Your toilet
Your kitchen
Your air conditioner
Your computer
Your tv
I don't miss any of it
  27 Votes - 17 Posts
   Discussion: Roughing it at FRFF
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 19 years, 1 month ago
It is a close call for me, flush toilets or my bed.
john r Back · 18 years, 11 months ago

The toilets - no question.� I didn't exactly rough� it - big tent with a fan; collapsible bed frame for a comfortable air mattress; pumped hot water shower in� a shower tent with shelves; full kitchen and pumped water wash station with sink.� it was hot, of course, but next year we will have a canopy with a misting system to cool down.� we also had a bar tent with electric power, and a cafe, with a variety of exotic teas and coffees.� and the pizza oven!� sunday night we turned out 18 pizzas!� if i could only figure out how to get round the porta-potties!

john r

nate... · 19 years, 1 month ago

Toilets aren't a problem.. and my air mattress is actually very very comfy.
The showers aren't too bad... I mostly eat food from vendors.... I don't care about TV... and I can go a few days without checking email. (it's actually rather nice).

The only thing I would like is the ability to sleep a bit beyond 6:30 or 7am, which a/c would be lovely for.
I don't mind being outside in the heat so much during the day... but... that extra sleep would be nice.

In the end, though, it's all part of the falcon ridge experience. :)

*joolee* · 19 years, 1 month ago
Heh, camping @ Falcon Ridge is a luxury for me considering past experiences.� I mean, heck, you get to have your car on site, there are showers, and the festival grounds are relatively close to the camping.��
Talcott · 19 years, 1 month ago
It's a toss up
I'd have to say either a nice warm bed (because our tent was far too small and made our bed a bit clammy each night) and shade.

Talcotts are not designed for hot and sunny weather. While I had a great time, I would have caught many more mainstage acts if it were blustery and overcast. There doesn't need to be rain, but something other than sunny blue skies would be perfect.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 19 years, 1 month ago
Get a bigger tent next year. I ended up buying a 6 person tent because it was on sale for less than $50 and was cheaper than the smaller tents. You have a year to find one on sale. Mine is too big, I'm going to hold a cotillion in it next FRFF.
Talcott Back · 19 years, 1 month ago
Yeah, a bigger tent is definitly in the cards for next year.

Although for a $20 tent, ours did quite well in the storm, so I can't complain too much about it.
sheryls Back · 19 years ago
how the hell did you get a $20 tent??
nate... Back · 19 years ago
It was a doll tent.


Talcott Back · 19 years ago
Pretty much ;-)
It was, at best, 6'x6' at the base, and maybe three feet tall.

We found it at Mardens, a salvage/surplus store up here. It said it would sleep two, and the price was right. And it did sleep two. Technically.

If we hadn't been able to bring our car to the camp site, we'd've been screwed though ;-)
*joolee* Back · 19 years ago
Or one of those cute little demo tents they have at the stores.� I so want to have one of those.
Andrea Krause Back · 19 years ago
Me too! I see those and the little demo sleeping bags and I'm all "awwww! my kitten could go camping!" and very much covet them. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 19 years ago
That is breaking the tenth commandments.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor his little demo sleeping bag, nor his little demo tent, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
*joolee* Back · 19 years ago
NOT THE MAN-SERVANT!!!!!!!���� I'm doomed.
*joolee* Back · 19 years ago
Aww!� That would make the cutest picture - a little kitten in a little tent with a little sleeping bag.� *wants!*
Talcott Back · 19 years ago
We talked about how we should have brought Jayne with us as the official camp cat. He would have loved hunting all of the grasshoppers.

Of course, he also would have ripped our tent to shreds in about two seconds ;-)
sheryls Back · 19 years ago
that, and you'd have had to sneak him in :D

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