So say there's a band you really want to see, so you get to the stage they're playing at hours before their set to ensure a good spot in the crowd....is there any way around it, or do you just have to hold it all day and not go to the bathroom?
Gatorade bottle and a poncho
This is the best piece of advice I have ever seen on inforoo.
i used these two years ago and they worked AWESOME
These seem awesome... for guys. What's the solution for girls? Guys can whip it out wherever and don't give a damn, but chicks need a little more privacy
I grew up in the country and while gardening or on walks my mom often squatted in the woods for a piss. I think she wiped with leaves and raccoon pelts. I've seen girls do the same in the pit at Roo. Friends announce she needs space, then the girl squats and goes for it as her buds block the view. That method's a bit gross as everyone then has to dance in her liquid. It's probably an emergency only type deal.
Those gel things look incredible. I'm going to buy some for this year and hope I don't look too creepy as I maneuver myself into it. Last summer at OSL I camped mainstage all day and needed to piss from about 5 on. I didn't soil myself Foster style because I figured girls wouldn't grind my piss pants during Stevie Wonder. But for any laid back bands that's a sound method and I'll be appropriating it for multiple future uses. Also, did anyone catch Moshe Kasher last year where he talked about the guy pissing in VIP during Radiohead? It was a great bit.
"In the darkness hundreds of glowsticks streaked the air like tracer shots in war. Giant inflatables bounced over dozens of light sabers pointed skyward. Stuffed animals impaled on sticks danced above the hot crowds, puppeted by someone just given ecstasy by a friend made seconds before."
I'm not exactly clear on the portable toilet process. So you pee into this bag and it turns it into gel? What do you do with it afterwards? I wouldn't want to be standing there holding a bag of gel pee. I assume you seal the bag and dispose of it later?
You can't seal the bag I don't think. You just have to throw it away. I was luckily right near a garbage can on the rail for Phish, so I'd just pee and throw the bag away. I suppose if you needed to hold onto the bag for some reason you could tie it to a strap or something hanging off your book bag. Walk around Centeroo with your pee gel bag swangin'.
Come to think you could probably just fold it up and put it in your pocket or something. It gels up pretty good.
Or you could just reach your hand in that pee gel bag and rub it all over your face screaming in the Death Grips pit.
HUSTLE BONES COMIN OUT MY MOOOOUUUU
You don't need the gel bag at a Death Grips show.
Also, a gold star to whoever came up with the name pStyle. That's perfect on too many levels. And that logo with the woman standing proud with her hands on her hips....I want to buy some pStyle products just to support the cause.
Post by gardenfresh on Feb 23, 2013 11:16:12 GMT -5
I don't know if this actually has any medical premise to it, but I've always made sure to "pre-hydrate" before festivals.
What I mean by "pre-hydrate" is to make sure your body is at optimum hydration and nutrient levels before Roo by consistently drinking lots of water and eating healthy for the days (or weeks if your not into the whole brevity thing) leading up to Roo.
Again, I don't know if there is any medical premise to this... But I feel like it reduces my need to "binge hydrate" or "play catch up" by drinking tons of water there on the farm after being dehydrated. That way it doesn't go right through me and my body really has more control on holding it.
Don't make the mistake of forgetting to drink enough water Thursday, causing you to become dehydrated Friday, and then drink TONS of water on Saturday. You will be in line for Portos all day and miss more than you think.
I never want to go through the hell I experienced due to the Radiohead pit ever again. After waiting in line for 6 hours, suffering through the Avett Brothers, Rod y Gab, and getting smashed into the wall by gate crashers, I finally got into the pit and had to pee. Once the show started, I couldn't even enjoy it I had to go so bad. I asked the pit line guard if I could quickly go to the portos and come back, but he said I would have to get back in line. I tried bribing him $20 and he wouldn't do it. I Might Be Wrong started so I ran back to my friends, rocked out, and then said eff it, and ran to the portos. When I got out of the portos I noticed the pit exit gate was open and the exit guard was gone, so I quickly got a beer and ran back through the exit lane. Anyway, I never had to go so bad in my life. A gatorade bottle and a poncho would've been a life saver.
I did the same in line. But from the point of the gate crashers to the time Radiohead started was at least an 1-1/2 hrs. And once your in the pit, you can't leave. There really needs to be porto john at the back of the pit.
Travel John's are great and work wonderfully. Just pee in it, it evens has a funnel shaped for women, the urine gels up, and then place it in your camelpak and dispose of it later after the show. You can even turn it upside down and nothing leaks out. Pee in that and pack out it in your camel pack or throw it R. Kelly(yes I did go threre) If you are worried about it leaking, carry a large ziplock bag and seal it up in that. Or just pissed in a gatorade bottle.
Urine is sterile, you can drink it if need be, you will catch more nasties from touching the money in your wallet then leaning up against a wall that was urinated on the night before. Yes, ammonia does smell, but it is not harmful or carry diseases.
Yes, gardenfresh. Filling the "tank" up before Roo is a good idea. Better to have the body loaded up with water before Roo, than trying to play "catch up" while at Roo.
To reiterate what Woflman Jess said. IF YOU ARE NOT PEEING, YOUR ARE DEHYDRATED AND YOU NEED TO DRINK SOME WATER!!! If you ever have that thought, "Hey I have not pissed all day. This is awesome! I quacking love Bonnaroo!" That is when a light should come on in your head and you need to drink water. NOW!!
I'm a really big fan of the making friends in line and having them hold your place. My bladder is much too small for these things.
Exactly, I just strike up random conversations between bands duringthe wait time. Then I ask whomever to hold my spot while I hit concessions. I always ask if there is anything they'd like, and won't accept money for it.
With any luck, you'll make a few festival friends to stay in contact with for next year, and start your own camping commune.