Now I've heard some disappointment over the general move for non-camping this year.
"Oh no!" you say, "it'll never be as good!"
However this is where you're wrong! Because here are THREE AWESOME SUGGESTIONS I have for making Southbound-in-the-House bigger and better than actual Southbound camping:
1. CHAI TENT
"Man, I've just got home from the festival and now all I want is a warm cup of chai before bed".
Never fear, because I have full intentions to get:
a) a couple of sheets/blankets
b) Chai from the supermarket
c) "cushions" (my pillow, I suppose I can't volunteer everyone's)
and create our own Buss House Chai Tent in a corner of the house where, even better, the Chai is free! Too good to be true?
2. TENT CITY
"But the best part of Southbound is all livin' together under tent canvas"
If memory serves me correctly, the loungeroom of this house effectively serves as a bedroom for 4 (?). What better open space to sling up a few sheets (potentially borrowed from the Chai tent), bring in mattresses and build one big mega-fort for us all to sleep in? Or if this proves spatially infeasible, option 2 is to create mini-forts in all the bedrooms so each bedroom is like a tent unto itself and then shout "FKORF!" at each other whilst trying to sleep.
Or even option 3, as Ben suggested, still bring tents and pitch them out in the yard.
Possibilities are endless.
3. FRIDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
"Hang on, surely what sucks most of all is missing out an all the exclusive Friday night acts and a night of great music?"
.... our house will have guitars, iPods, musically inclined people, people who like to drink and then become musically inclined people, people who like to dance and party: all the elements are there.
I propose: BUSS CONCERT.
FRIDAY NIGHT CAMPER'S ENTERTAINMENT IS US.
Twist in the tale!
And if none of these suggestions would fully recreate the authentic Southbound experience for you, I'm happy to pee in the sink you want to brush your teeth in.
Anyone else got suggestions? Party party!
(ps. My claim of "bigger and better" is true because a) you can shower, b) it's cheaper and c) all our non-southbound going friends can join us! Win-win-win).
Hey friends! I am soon going to be in possession of my SB ticket (now buying hard copy to stingily save myself $7) and I am excited. I'm also not camping.