Festival Survival Guide #2: Stay Fresh & Clean

A few weeks back I gave you my ultimate list for having the best campsite around, this list gets a little more personal. While you might be able to rely on your better prepared friends to bring the tarps and grills, for certain items you are on your own. While this list has some essential to keep you fresh and clean, don’t forget the basics – rain gear, plenty of shoe options, a sweatshirt or jacket for cool night time weather and socks…lots of them!

1) Solar showers are a cinch to use (just fill with water and toss it on top of your car to heat in the sun). They take up barely any room but feel so good when you are too hot to think or too dirty to sleep. Bring a shower mat (though a less expensive plastic one will also work) to keep feet out of dirt, but let the water through. Also don’t forget a jug to fill the shower…or to hold some spare water if you’re far away from a water source.

2) If you are planning on using the on-site showers trailers bring a backpack to tote your essentials. Since the shower is also your changing room something waterproof is a great idea (to keep a change of clothes/ towel dry). I also suggest a pair of cheap plastic flip flops for the showers – its often wet and muddy in the areas surrounding them.

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Hidden Flick: Trapped In Time – Pt. 2

“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you… [takes off his mask] stranger.”

…transformed into another image, and another drifting away, without beginning, or end, to always be, and not knowing what to do next, trapped in time, and fading into the mists of history, a glimpse of blissful eternity…

Ahhh…eternity, we’ve hit upon that word. Again. THAT word, buried below, like some lost remnant on an island where time has no meaning; and space, even less, just the two concepts engaged in immortal combat, as it were, with each other. Climb aboard as we venture out there into eternal bliss (or, is it madness?) in the first episode of the fourth season, and a nod back to the final episode of the third season, with a journey through the American version of a science fiction novel written by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris.

Transformed into another image, this film was produced by James “I’m King of the World” Cameron betwixt his minor Kate y Leo celluloid ride upon the waves of joyful rompery before remembering that they are, in fact, on the tragic Titanic (didn’t they see the movie? Didn’t they hear about the iceberg?), and a tiny 3-D science fiction docudrama called Avatar, starring an evil jarhead, the cool Latino chick from LOST, a miscast Ripley Weaver, and a bunch of little fairies and birds that are quite fascinating to watch when a) high, and b) catching the overwrought film on a towering 26-story screen.

READ ON for more on this week’s Hidden Flick, Solaris

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