The festival camper
Some people take a haphazard approach to camping, grabbing what they can before heading out the door. But not Georgie. She and her partner Kat are such seasoned campers, they have the process down to a fine art.
“Kat has a van that looks like your typical tradie van on the outside, but inside there’s a bed, three layers of curtains, fur walls and roof and rope lighting, with an inverter for power,” Georgie says.
“If we’re only going for a night, we can just drive there, park and that’s the campsite complete.” Georgie has been a camper for as long as she can remember, fondly recalling family holidays to the Great Ocean Road and the Otways when she was in primary school.
These days, much of her camping centres on music festivals, such as the annual Rainbow Serpent Festival of arts, music and lifestyle in the western Victorian town of Lexton. Kat is a DJ and Georgie is a VJ (the visual side of DJ-ing).
“I love everything, from the live music, art installations, workshops to shopping at festival markets and going on ‘food safari’. Festival food has come a long way,” she says.
“Most festivals have something for everyone. The last one we were at, the ages ranged from seven to 47, just in our campsite.”
When the pair embark on longer trips they pack tubs to store food and clothes, as well as a marquee with industrial strength pegs.
“It gives you shelter, privacy, as well as protection against the elements.”
Georgie says a huge part of the appeal of festival camping is hanging out with friends and making new friends.
See the Ultimate guide to festival camping for handy tips and hints.