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CRAVING FOR CAMPING

FRINGE SHOULD FOLLOW FOLK FEST'S LEAD

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Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014 Anna McCrea leads a group of heavily provisioned campers for Folk Fest week . A hardy welcome to the Folk Festival was given to the first early visitors to the camp ground  by volunteers LtoR  Jeanne Harrison and Denise de Decker. The day  began with the drive or  bike ride to the park , hundreds of participants  rode their bikes to the Birds Hill Park to get priority entry  to the event . Thousands of cars , trucks and RV's rolled directly into the park to the camp ground parking  streamlining  delays of previous years .  July 9 2014 / KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014 Anna McCrea leads a group of heavily provisioned campers for Folk Fest week . A hardy welcome to the Folk Festival was given to the first early visitors to the camp ground by volunteers LtoR Jeanne Harrison and Denise de Decker. The day began with the drive or bike ride to the park , hundreds of participants rode their bikes to the Birds Hill Park to get priority entry to the event . Thousands of cars , trucks and RV's rolled directly into the park to the camp ground parking streamlining delays of previous years . July 9 2014 / KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

@MAWWELCH tweeted:

I'm a Fringer more than a Folk Festie. Why can't I camp out at the Fringe like all those hippies get to do at Birds Hill? WHY?

@WAZOOWAZNY tweeted:

OK, I'm not saying no, but first question: location. Where would this happen? Old Market Square? Central Park? Under the Disraeli?

@MAWWELCH tweeted:

Party camping: Creepy covered lot next to the King's Head. Quiet camping: PSB courtyard. Misguided rain location: the Cube.

@WAZOOWAZNY tweeted:

Why the desire to camp? I've camped at Folk Fest and after 10 minutes there I ask myself 'What am I doing?' It's annoying. I like beds.

@MAWWELCH tweeted:

We could score some beds from Hoopers and some Goodwill bedding. Add in a shawarma from Obby Kahn, and we're good to go.

@WAZOOWAZNY tweeted:

The important amenities (coffee, booze, um... boxing?) exist, so go for it! Occupy Exchange: the Fringe Play. I'll alert the media.

@MAWWELCH tweeted:

4 stars from Morley Walker! Wait... we've forgotten proper bathrooms. Beer-tent port-a-johns might be a deal-breaker for me.

@WAZOOWAZNY tweeted:

That's why hipsters don't camp: The novelty wears off fast, and the microbeers get too warm. Fringe squatting never had a chance.

@MAWWELCH tweeted:

OK, let's move on to Plan B: Folklorama squatting. That will be one big, quiet campground. Lots of RVs with bathrooms.

@WAZOOWAZNY tweeted:

All parked inside high school gymnasiums and community centres.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 20, 2014 ??65528

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