Happy Saturday, internet! I'm working all weekend, but I think I'll get to do all of my work from home, which is a huge improvement. I'll take my couch, my own cooking, and sweatpants over my desk chair, Seamlessweb, and real pants any day of the week. Thank goodness for work-from-home infrastructures, amirite?
I've got some questions for you outdoorsy/musical types. Today, I bought tickets to Bonnaroo, a four-day outdoor music festival in Tennessee. The line-up looks fantastic and I am SUPER-excited about going. We're planning to camp at the site for the time we're out there. Although a four-day camping trip may seem like a leap ("This website is still called, 'Stuff Jewish Girls Like,' isn't it?") I've been camping for short spells with other people before and liked it, and my boyfriend and I have been vaguely talking about doing some kind of one-to-two-week bike tour of a nearby state that would involve camping while on the road. So anyway, point being, this camping thing is going to happen.
Question 1: What sort of gear do you campers bring with you? Any vital consumer goods I must have? Which lanterns do you like? Do you use air mattresses or cots? Which? Halp!
Question 2: What should I look for when purchasing a tent? It cost like $750 to rent a tent for Bonnaroo but they seem to run under $200 on Amazon, so it seems like an easy purchase. Can you get a decent tent at that price point or do I need something that's certified for use on Everest or something? I'm looking at this one in particular...
I figure we might as well get a tent that would sleep us along with some friends/kids for camping trips down the road.
Question 3: Have any of you been to Bonnaroo before? Or a multi-day music festival? This will be my first one. Is there anything I should know?