I think it depends on a lot of things. I have camped there for the last 2 eyars and am doing it again with Lustre Village. My first 2 years we were back in the burbs. Both have pros and cons. The past 2 years I ahvent had any problem with people pissing in my camp or cutting thru, but maybe the layout of the village helped with that? Maybe we were just lucky? My tent has been close to the frontage for the last 2 years and it can be invigorating and overstimulating at the same time. Overall I would say I am happy to do it again this year, but in 2011 when I return I am definitely camping back in the burbs because I loved my experiences being back there as much as I have the stimulating Esplanade. I just miss the loud > quiet > Loud > quiet fun, I loved camping on the spokes. Esplanade is handy, but the thing that sucks most about camping on the esplanade is I really gotta pull myself away to explore the burbs more often, and those dark quiet spaces I have found mean just as much to me as the Blinkier, Glowier, and Burnier places.
However, the awesome thing about camping on the Esplanade for me was being ReALLY in touch with the art!!
Last 2 years we have been at 4 and 3:00. This year were at 2:30. Im not a huge fan of Opulent Temple music, but in a way I like it, so Im looking forward to facing my ears enemy. Im a little freaked out about it, but excited at the same time.
Anyone ever camp at 9:30 or 2:30, and whats it like? How close to the sound camps feel? I know its hard to describe that in words but best you can I would love a verbal preview!!!