How to Find a Clean Port-O-Potty at Coachella 2007
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Having to use port-o-potties is one of the necessary evils of attending
Coachella, or any
. It kinda sucks, but you'll be well-prepared for it if you read
my other article, "How to Go to the Bathroom at Coachella"
One issue I forgot to cover in that article is having to deal with the problem
that, towards the end of each night, the port-o-potties can get really gross.
There's always some people who obviously don't have very good aim, or control,
or respect, and manage to get their, ummm... doody and pee pee all over the
inside of some of the portos. This is a situation you want to avoid. So follow
these steps, and you'll be able to spare yourself the horrors of a really
nasty porto experience.
STEP 1: GO FARTHER. The groups of portos inside Coachella
are lined up in 2 rows. Most people are in such a hurry, they just go
straight to one of the closest portos to the inside of the festival. The
ones down at the far end of the "hallway" of portos are not used as often,
so walk down to the very end.
STEP 2: GO OVER BY THE TENTS. I may be wrong about this,
but it seems to me that the portos just outside the entrance are the worst
(in terms of cleanliness), followed closely by the ones just inside the
entrance and over between the main stages. The portos over by the tents seem
to be a little cleaner, especially if you go all he way to the back as
described above. The worst thing that's happened to me while I was inside
one of these portos is that last year, some chick climbed on top of it while
I was inside! Seriously! She was trying to get a view of Madonna in the
Sahara tent next door.
STEP 3: USE THE TRAILER PORTOS. There are usually a couple
trailer-style portos (each with a men's room and women's room) with
flushable toilets. These are usually cleaner. For the past couple years
they've had one just inside the main entrance, and I think there might be
another around somewhere too... not sure. Naturally, the lines are longer
for these, but for some people it's worth the wait.
STEP 4: POP A COUPLE IMODIUM PILLS. Some people try to
avoid the unpleasant experience of porto pooping altogether by eating light
and taking some Imodium pills, which will down the digestive process.
Disclaimer: If you try this method, read the directions and warnings on the
box before taking any