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Redbirdinmo:
....but does anyone know if St Louis ever has any plans to put in actual restrooms? I have been to KC, TRF, Scarborough, Colorado, and Muskogee and they all have regular restrooms, not port o potties (gross). I spend so much on my faire garb that I almost cannot stand the thought of going to a faire that does not have adequate restrooms.  Not to mention the smell. I have actually avoided the faire in the last couple years for that reason. I note that they are very particular about their structures for their vendors...you can only use a tent your first year, etc....you would think they would be as particular about their facilities. If they hope to grow in the faire community I really think they should look to this issue asap. Just mho.

Butch:
Although not a true "flushie", the "Les Amis de Lyon" friend of Faire booth has a private privvy, and it is a large (handicapped) unit, so it is quite roomy.  Additionally, they have a changing area very near their privvy, so you could remove any of your garb before entering the privvy, and dress again after leaving the portojohn.

But, I have no idea if they intend on getting real restrooms there. That would entail plumbing, and I don't know if they wish to sink that cost into a site that is only used a few days per year.

Lady Renee Buchanan:
It depends on the faire, too.  Due to the type of land at the MN faire, they can't have flushables.  Something to do with pipes and the ground.

Also, the Friends of Faire garden at Bristol has privies, and they are kept way cleaner than the flushies.  The flushies at Scarby when we went there several years ago were in worse condition than the privies.  I have also used the St. Louis FOF privy, and it was spotless.

By the way, I'm not even supposed to use privies because of my kidney transplant, but some times they are a better alternative than the real ones.

I also purchased from Medline Industries, germicidal wipes.  They have a 2 to 5 minute kill time, and are effective against HIV and Mersa germs as well as almost every germ found in a hospital.   Wipe down the privy, and by tie time you've gotten your garb situated, the germs are dead. Then put toilet paper on the seat, and some on top of the liquid inside the privy, and it's decent.  P.S. Bring some TP just in case.

I'd never let the lack of a flushables toilet keep me from a faire!

Butch:

--- Quote from: Lady Renee Buchanan on October 21, 2013, 05:29:54 PM ---I'd never let the lack of a flushables toilet keep me from a faire!

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HUZZAH!

So, Lady Renee, I hope you were not too disappointed by our two Royal Privvies in Canterbury (the flushies).  I think you're right about the flushies not being kept as clean as the portables.
I always use them if I can at KCRF.  For males, I believe the ones near the front entrance are a bit cleaner than the ones near the rear entrance; but neither one is particularily cleaner than the portojohns!  In MN (Shakopee) they have troughs (for men) behind a wall in most of the privvies that are actually quite clean and convenient if all one needs to use is a urinal.

Gauwyn of Bracknell:

--- Quote from: Butch on October 22, 2013, 09:17:36 AM ---
 In MN (Shakopee) they have troughs (for men) behind a wall in most of the privvies that are actually quite clean and convenient if all one needs to use is a urinal.

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