Post by GratefulEd on May 27, 2013 21:32:49 GMT -5
This would be the bee's nuts for camping at Bonnaroo, right here.
Picture it: you throw a tarp over it and it's perfect shade and perfectly waterproof. It sleeps four or five comfortably. You can lounge around on it. You can get drunk and jump on it with the people you just met who stopped by to tell you how cool it is that you brought a trampoline. Stake it down and it's impervious to wind. It's easy to assemble with a minimum of tools. When disassembled, it fits into a car trunk. It includes a bug net. Soak it with water and you have a slippy slide. You'll never ever ever not be able to find your campsite. It has squeaky springs so everybody around you will know when you're getting it on. Then you can abandon the damned thing after Roo and, assuming you split it four or five ways, you're not out very much money.
Some friends of mine did this a few years ago (I want to say 2009?), although they didn't sleep on it. It seemed to go over well with their neighbours, but you'd have to be in BFE for that kind of space.
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