This will be my third Bonnaroo experience, but my first as a camper. (We will be camping in a somewhat-beginning-stages-of-a- converted school bus.) We are desperately trying to get the bus camper ready and have a lot to do. One thing that would really help is to know exactly how bad the bugs are at night.
We don't plan on bringing a generator so the only air flow we will have while we are sleeping will be created from having the windows open. My husband seems to think that screens may not be that important because he doubts the bugs are really that bad with so many people in a confined space. If this is true, then the screens really don't need to take priority right now and we can accomplish other things that need to get done.
Can someone help me out? I'd really appreciate it.
I'm so excited about this trip. But I want to make it as pleasant as possible, especially since my kids + 1 are going to be with us. Thanks.
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The only bug encounter I've had in the 5 years of attending is sitting next to a tree for shade and a big spider crawled near me. So, I would say they take refuge from the sun under tree's like we do, but you likely wont even have this happen.
You're more likely to encounter vomit on the ground than a lot of bugs.
Post by tehoemusic on May 26, 2010 21:57:40 GMT -5
I go every year. Grasshoppers, the once-in-a-while random Spider on the outside of the tent (hopefully), and once last year I got a tick on my leg. The emergency tent were no help. Had to pull it out myself. No bid deal though of course. I wasn't aware they sprayed the fields, but I suppose if they didn't we'd be seeing lots more bugs than we do.
I saw a pretty big spider outside of my tent last year. He was trying to get in, and I can only assume the bug spray mutated him, making him hungry for my Cheeze-Its I had stashed just inside the door. I had no choice but to terminate him.
When I was 4 and my cousin was 7 our families used to rent a cottage in Long Beach Canada. The one room had bunk beds. Leanne and I wanted to sleep in the top bunk bed. It was about a foot or two from the ceiling.
One night we were in bed and we felt something on our arms and legs. we screamed and a few minutes later our moms and dads came in and turned on the lights. There was nothing there. The parents left and a few minutes later the same thing happened and we screamed again.
This time they came in with flashlights and told us to be quiet. They shined the lights on our bed and there were hundreds of small spiders on their web string things crawling all over us.
I have been deathly afraid of spiders ever since.
I have actually been to the point where my husband has left work to come home to kill one. This is why he works less than a mile from our home.
My parents have been called at 4 am to come over to kill one. This is why I have never lived more than 5 min. away from home.
I have panic attacks if I see one and there is no one around to kill it.
Also it suck a lot when you get back to your tent after a long night of nonsense and lay dow to look up to see the shadows of spiders on your tent.
But other than that, nothing. I have never had a mosquito bite. I have never had a problem with flies or ants.
*****im irrationally afraid of spiders.*******
THIS! I can not express to you how terrible the spiders are there. Especially in '07. Last year we found on in the car that was gigantic on the way home. A fellow inforooster (you know who you are) didn't squish it and it moseyed into the a/c vent. We found it later outside of VA when it climbed onto my girlfriend's foot. Our poor driver was the only guy in the car. There was so much girlie screaming. Anyway, we opened the door and let it out in the shoulder of an off-ramp. There's my favorite Spideroo story.