View Full Version : No CamelBaks?
01-17-2007, 09:45 PM
in the rules section of the website, it says that no camelbaks are allowed inside the show. is that accurate?
and if they don't want outside beverages brought in..could i bring in an empty camelbak and fill it at the drinking fountains?
01-18-2007, 02:45 AM
Technically it's been aganst the rules, though I've brought an empty camelbak in before, and filled it once inside, and nobody hassled me about it. I did kinda tuck the hose inside, so it wasn't obvious.
I think their main concern is someone bringing in a camelbak full of vodka or something. I'd bet that if you have an empty one, you'll get it in
You might be hard-pressed to find any drinking fountains tho... i found a hose spigot behind a concession stand one year, but couldn't find anything like that last year, except for the misting oasis... but i didn't want that gross water because i think it's just recycled over and over - not fresh
they make a killing selling bottled water for $2.
01-18-2007, 07:31 AM
at least its not $4. there are drinking fountains sort of near the main entrance.
01-18-2007, 10:41 AM
aight, cool. $2 bottles ain't that bad. i'll probably just bring in an empty camelbak and see what i can do inside. just tryin to stay hydrated. :thu
01-18-2007, 07:06 PM
I'm really happy with $2 a bottle. Some places can get up to $5, which is just ridiculous. You can get a case of water from Costco for $5.
01-18-2007, 07:12 PM
01-19-2007, 01:37 PM
I managed to sneak in a frozen gallon of water each day in 2004
01-19-2007, 02:17 PM
The drinking fountain water is horrible though. Plan to bring enough cash for multiple $2 bottles of water.
01-19-2007, 08:41 PM
I've found bringing in those big water bags to be ***tty easy, and while the water from the fountain is not necessarily cold it does the job later in the day.
01-23-2007, 02:45 PM
i brought my camelbak (empty) the last 2 times, and no problems. i guess if it was full they might give you crap about it. i just buy a couple waters when i get in and try to keep it about 1/2 full. beats standing in line when you get thirsty. now if there were a way to piss w/o a line, things would be almost perfect
01-23-2007, 02:48 PM
i went last year and it really pissed me off when they were confiscating sealed bottles of water at the entrance , guess the organisers are just interested in making a buck rather than ensuring that people are safe in 90 plus degree heat
01-23-2007, 03:29 PM
isn't peeing an issue when you're waiting at the front to have a good spot for a band? especially if it's the headliner?
01-23-2007, 03:32 PM
Pee in the empty CamelBak.
01-28-2007, 09:11 PM
I need someone to tell me where exactly these magical spigots are ...
SEE MAP and please explain in a detailed fashion
I'm planning on taking a camelbak as well, and don't want to fill it it up with 2$ bottled water (kinda defeats the purpose). Furthermore, I drink tap water all the time. Mahalo.
01-28-2007, 09:13 PM
they are the rain drop looking things. one is sort of near the camping entrance.
01-28-2007, 09:15 PM
I figured the raindrop icons were fountains ... not spigots. People talk about spigots hidden to normal view where you won't encounter any lines. Those are the ones I seek. Any ideas?
01-28-2007, 09:23 PM
i think they are the same thing
01-28-2007, 09:40 PM
The water spigots near the camping entrance often have a shorter line that the ones next to the ATM.
01-29-2007, 04:15 AM
The amount of time you're going to wait in line to get to that water, you may as well just buy a $2 bottle. I mean....come on....is $2 really going to break you financially? It's actually a very reasonable price too. Come to the UK and buy a bottle of water at a festival and it's more like $6. You've got a good deal.