Friday, November 18, 2016

Audiofeed 2016 - Glamping

For as long as they have existed, music festivals have been camping events. And Christian festivals kept that tradition going, by offering camping options for attenders. On my own, I attended the Creation Festival a few times in the early nineties, and camped in a trailer that we owned at the time.

But as soon as we began to attend festivals as a family, hotels became out mode preferred mode of lodging for festivals. And at this past summer's Audiofeed, we stayed at the nearby (less than a mile away) Comfort Suites.

There are some advantages and disadvantages to "glamping" during a festival. Better sleep is a huge advantage, as is the ability to stay dry during the summer rainstorms that are regular features of festivals, especially those in the Midwest. Starting the day with hotel breakfast helps as well. Festival food tends to be of the fried variety, so snagging a few pieces of fruit every morning from the buffet adds that needed bit of health to the festival menu.

So many festival attendees do camp on site that I am occasionally embarrassed by our choice to "glamp." But whenever I see somebody at breakfast with the telltale wristband ... I don't feel so bad.

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