This is the international mobile sauna fleet
Ok the two nights at the Two Kings 10 year sauna sweatacular were dope, but we've got one more: we're going back to Spanish Banks tonight for another beach mission. Maybe you were there for the epic acid Laser Zepplin after party circa 2005? Maybe you biked in for our Spanish banks ice trilogy in December 2009? Or maybe you just heard how amazing it is to stand sipping cider steaming naked in the moonlight on the beach in winter with an epic view of Vancouver and the north shore mountains. You can't rent beachfront moments like this in this city, you just have to own it. Like tonight. Second-to-last parking lot at Spanish Banks, 8 till late.
So 10 years ago we had this idea to build a sauna in a truck and drive it up to the Intention festival for new years eve. That sunday we had a few peeps over for a sweat. We did it again the next week. And every week since. 10 sweaty years. This saturday, Jan 1, and this sunday Jan 2 we'll be trying to figure out what happened and celebrating all those buckets of persperation. Bring some tunes, some tea, any old sauna party photos, and of course, bring a towel. 2Kings estate, 4093 Dumphries, basically on Kingsway just east of Knight st, across from the Rona, 8 till late.
OK that may have been the most epic saunasession ever (or at least "one of the. . ."). KLC was closing down the Creation Station in Whistler and we went up there to heat it up. The tension started building when the truck (of course) broke down before we even started moving, but you know we're dope so we got that shit operational. Were we doing gung fu cha styles on a stove in the cab during a rainstorm on the way up? Oh yea. Epic sweats for two days in whistler jumping in the river at Function Junction? Check. 2 days of dressup with hot peeps and limitless wardrobe? Freestyling for 16 hours with a mic feed live from the sauna? Rapping in a real fucking bear's face? Ride back to Van with CP and Professor Prawns and a blown transmission with only two gears? Fuck yaaaah.
So don't come to my house in East Van Sunday night cause I'm in Whister closing out KLC's infamous Creation Station (at Function Junction) in some serious saunasession style. You know the deets, bring a towel! What I hear is that Prawnsie and CP will be out too so you know there's gonna be something freestyle serious
This is like the international sauna super weekend. First, we have the sauna sitting championships in Finland where the finals got so intense one Russian guy died and the Finn got taken to the hospital in critical condition (but totally victorious?). Also this weekend was the Teuva mobile sauna festival now in it's 4th year I think, and things are heating up. Latvia comes back from nowhere (since Ponijpirts dissapeared) with two stellar entries including this pirate ship sauna. We're still waiting for more photos! And of course here in East Van the sauna was as hot as the freestyle session. Stupid HSTax just raised the price of a tank of propane, I think we're gonna just start plugging the mics into the sauna stove from now on. Might get too hot though, we don't want to kill anyone.
We just rolled the truck back from Squamish! Holy fuck, Basscoast!
The police were so stoked about the saunatruck they insisted we get a tow from Lions Bay up to Squamish after we hung out with them for an hour or two on the highway. By the time we got to the festival our special agents had our riverfront site marked out ready for 4 days of sweaty nights and icewater plunges. The truck was made for this. We were made for this.
Woodhead slayed the Slay Bay for his signature 4am set
01. Redlight feat. Roses Gabor - Stupid
02. Sony - Sugar Rush
03. Suncylcle - No More Feat. Mavado (Redlight & Toddla T Remix)
04. DJ Zinc - Killa Sound feat No Lay
05. Footsteps - Tip Toe
06. Jack Beats - Out Of Body
07. Drop The Lime - Set Me Free (Harvard Bass remix)
08. Warrior One - Bad Like Jimmy Cliff
09. MJ Cole Feat. Serocee - AO (Mj's Open Your Gob Dubb)
10. Spoonface - Wine Pon Dem
11. The Partysquad - Murderer
12. Malente & ManroX - Spend Ur Cash
13. Neighbour and Spilt Milk - Get With This (Sofalumpkins remix)
14. Crookers - Put Your Hands On Me (Solo Remix)
15. Bobby & Klein - Get That Bass
16. Roska - In Your Handbag
17. Zombie Disco Squad - Vie
18. Buraka Som Sistema - Yah! (feat_Petty)
19. NB Funky - Nutz
20. Gregor Salto - Just For Fun
Big thanks to the Basscoast girls and crew!
Another new addition between SF and Reno in Nevada City, USA is Hojjisauna showing you don't need fancy carpentry to get sweaty. Maybe you'll see this one in Black Rock?
Just picked up a new mobile sauna for the fleet. Saunabus-LT is a tight little saunabus in Vilnius, Lithuania. This one completes our Baltic sauna trilogy with the Latvian Ponijpirts and the Estonian Autosaun and Firetrucksauna crews. Someone's gotta do a tour someday and try all these out. Check out more photos at the saunabus-LT website
(Paimio, FINLAND) From Heikki Halkosaari we have this mobiilisauna which is as far as we know the second mobile sauna/hottub combo trailer in the world (the other being "the Ark" in Oregon, USA). So check it out, sauna plus hot tub and fold-out deck action. Two wood stoves, one for the sauna, and one immersed in the tub. 220 litre water tank and the 2100 litre tub seats 6 (maybe 10 for us, hey?). LED mood lighting. Roll up with this craft and you will impress your friends bigtime.
When you can't get to a sauna you can vent your frustration by throwing a virtual rag doll off the sauna benches in this epic sauna videogame from the makers of the dismount series including truck dismount and stair dismount which I have not yet tried but if anyone has a windows machine please try it out and let me know your top score. Who will win the saunasessions sauna dismount world championship grandmaster title towel?
Thanks to Luke from PBS.
(Teuva, Finland) Although it looks like a sauna roofrack, the sauna is actually part of the white station wagon, the house on top is just an extension so you can have some headroom. The stove is in the passenger seat, so I guess the driver can stoke the fire while driving. The driver also has the lowest seat, so they won't get as hot as the people sweating upstairs. Don't take this into an underground parkade.
Another one from vascellari's photostream.
(Kotka, Finland) Deadlines can be a bitch. First you say, "yea, we'll bring our new mobile sauna to your event" but then you have to build it, and if you run out of time you have two options. You can cancel and loose face or show up with what you have. Like these guys. Except it turns out the guy with the beard is a magician and doesn't need any walls to keep the heat in. The crew from Saunaseura Kipakka is rolling in this parade having a good sweat anyway.
(Teuva, FINLAND) If you look past the lavender pink sauna dory and the matching bikini, you'll see in the background of the photo there's a sauna traffic jam on the street outside the Mobile Sauna Festival. That's why they built their sauna on a boat, they were tired of the commute.
(Teuva, FINLAND) Imagine what you would see in the USA if the American national symbol was a bathtub? In Finland, nationalism is OK because it looks like this, I think the slickest sauna at the Mobile Sauna Festival in Teuva. Check out the license plate: "SAU-NA". Chrome rims. Decals. Big barrel of water.
The Teuva Mobile Sauna Festival in Finland is like Burning Man for Finnish mobile sauna enthusiasts. It's not clear to me if this combine still works for harvest time, but the weather looks about right to put this to good use.
The kid in the photo is scratching his head because he's boggled at the selection of saunas to choose from at this event, not because this one is in a piece of farm machinery.