Festival Survival


fullsizerender-5As festival season approaches, music lovers from across the nation rejoice and prepare. While music festivals are a fun and carefree time, there is also a level of preparedness that you must enter a festival with. I’m not just talking about your perfectly curated outfits either.

If your going to a weekend festival and you have a hotel or a friends house to crash at, then it is mostly smooth sailing. For the festival you will need a fanny pack, trust me on this one. A fanny pack will keep your wallet, keys, phone and water close enough to avoid pick pockets and secure enough to not stop you from jumping up and down at your favorite show.

If you’re going to a festival where you don’t have a place to stay and you are camping instead, things get a little more complicated. Depending on the campsite and where you plan on eating, you’ll need fire wood and cooking supplies. That could also mean a stick you found on the ground that you shove through a hot dog to roast it, if you’re going for the rugged outdoorsman feel. You also cant forget a tent and a nice big sleeping bag, don’t underestimate how cold it can get at night when packing a sleeping bag.

One of the most important things to bring is that one crazy thing you’ve always wanted to wear but haven’t been able to. Wether it’s your blue lipstick, a crazy pair of sunglasses, or a beaded body chain, now is the time to go for it. Remember you’re there to have fun, even when you’re dehydrated and you have been waiting in the water line for an hour. Wear sunscreen and have fun!

Thank you for reading, here are some links to upcoming festival lineups!

Coachella Lineup

Bonnaroo Lineup

Newport Folk Festival