Not to jump in, as I do not have the experince of our friend here - but I had great luck with protan being spray tanned - I did it Wensday - showered light , then again Thursday, then again light shower - and Friday - no shower. By Sat morning the tan was thick, you could spray hot stuff on or pam, and you could ware clothes to the show, and not mess with the tan between prejudging and the night show. Just a thought for you - good luck