If I were racing Outlaw I don't know if I would camp. The site might be convenient but it was too noisy this year. There was a party you could hear in the boat house (the Bon Jovi tracks were ace) and then somewhere else nearby a rave took over the musical noise pollution and it was still going when we got up. If you do camp make sure you pitch as far as you can from the portaloos too because the doors are banging all night which is also very irritating.
Hotel - yes, I have taken a camping stove. I've asked the hotel to do something early (some will, some won't). I've also taken food that can be eaten cold. I think you might like to think about what you want to eat, then think about how you can work that out.
Camping - bike stays in the car, or locked to a fence with a bike lock if there is one nearby, or in the tent. Depends where the campsite is. Generally bike stays in the car.
I wasn't really old enough for the Frankie t-shirts and didn't like Wham as much as Duran Duran so a Choose Life wouldn't have been for me but I do remember having a white t-shirt with blue writing on it with some slogan or other from Tammy Girl.
I had a Gloria Estefan tape.
I had my hair permed regularly for about 8 years. My hair is naturally curly now. I had always been convinced it was perming it so much that did it. A hairdresser of mine said that I am not the only woman to believe this but the truth is that it's hormonal changes that cause the change.