July 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm #559
So, any suggestions for cleaning oneself up during the festival? I know swimming isn’t allowed, so I guess cleaning ones self off in the lake is a no go. I guess using a solar shower or such would be the way to go?July 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm #561
Perfect question?!? This is the most crucial question for my wife attending. Anybody know of bathhouses or anything? Garden hose behind a curtain?July 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm #562
Yeah there are no bath houses that I’m aware of. Nor of any hoses, but I could be wrong on the house. I believe if you want any kind of running water you HAVE to rent a cabin. Would be great if they had some kind of open shower house area to use. At this point I’m going to invest in a solar shower. Will bring swim shorts to use for showering purposes.
If I’m going to get paint or other things on me, yeah, I need to be able to wash that off. Would be great if we were allowed to just dip in the lake for a couple minutes, use some nature friendly/biodegrable body wash real quick.July 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm #564
although it’s not a guarantee, you could try to make friends with someone in a cabin and hope they’ll let you pop in for a quick shower. i’m sure this has worked out for folks in the past (again, there’s no guarantee). problem with allowing folks into the lake is how can you assure that everyone is as conscious or mindful of what is biodegradable or not. wasted hippies and swimming in lake can also be a disasterous combo. my guess is that the venue makes this insistence for any number of environmental and insurance reasons.July 14, 2013 at 7:46 am #565
Yeah, well I think it’s more for wasted people swimming in a lake. No life guard to be there to watch everything. Probably due to more concern for everyone’s safety as that’s what seems to be the big thing. They just want to make sure everyone is having a good time and not getting hurt. As of now I’ll just get a solar shower. I might bring a small propane grill along (with required fire extinguisher) and just boil some water to mix with ambient temperature water before putting it into the bag. This way I can at least get a ‘warm’ shower. Doesn’t need to be hot, just needs to be warm enough to be enjoyable.July 15, 2013 at 8:31 am #566
I really would not recommend swimming in the lake! I hopped in last year early in the afternoon on Friday…..I’m no stranger to fresh water swimming but I thought that the lake’s water was the dirtiest I’d ever swam in in my life. I went back to check it out on sunday and you could literally see the urine that had pooled up over the weekend. It was pretty disgusting.
One of the only downfalls of the venue is the lack of showers. But hey, there is a public access point to the Delaware River about six miles from the venue. If you didn’t know, the Delaware is the cleanest river this side of the Mississippi!July 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm #573
I’ve always found a pack of baby wipes and a gallon of any temperature water to work out just fine. Also some kid at sonic bloom told me you can just shower in sage smoke and it’s just as cleansing.August 13, 2013 at 6:53 am #594
cottonelle brand wipes are the best. no overpowering fragrance, and they are strong enough where they wont fall apart while using them. I also found that a solar shower will get extremely hot if its in the sun for at least 6 hours…actually burned myself a little at GOTV in Mariahville one year. Jay420 has the right idea…swim shorts and bring some extra towels….they’ll come in handyAugust 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm #650
Are we talking about VIP camping also? There isn”t some shitty shower tent in the VIP camping area?
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