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Campers deal with wet start to Country Thunder in Twin Lakes

Posted: 1:47 PM, Jul 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-18 17:18:53-04
Campers at Country Thunder on Thursday

TWIN LAKES — Country music fans from across the Midwest were trying to stay dry Thursday on the County Thunder music festival campgrounds.

“Crocks with no socks” is the best way to deal with the rain, Connor Friess said.

“If you ain’t a crock'n, you ain’t a-rockin,” said his friend Jake Clark.

Seats were soaked and some parts of tents were submerged, but right across from Friess and Clark, the bacon was sizzlin’. Alex Koulouris and his friends will feast rain or shine.

Campers at soggy Country Thunder grounds

They decided to be prepared.

“Bring extra clothes so when you get all caked up in mud it doesn’t affect you, I guess,” Koulouris said.

It also helps when you’re camping in a camper — something country fans sleeping in drenched tents, such as Scott Cecil, might rethink next year.

“We’ve just been trying to get all of the water out of the tent. We all woke up this morning and the entire tent is flooded," Cecil said.

The entrance to the Preferred Campground at Country Thunder is temporally closed due to the rainfall that fell Thursday morning, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department.

Country Thunder was working to repair the entrance roadway to the campground.

The other campgrounds at the festival are open, and traffic is allowed.