While music festivals are the ultimate summer party events, they can also be hot, crowded and messy. Apart from a killer outfit and a bit of cash, there are a few necessary items that are often overlooked, but can easily save your day. Remember these tricks of the trade and add them to your definitive festival checklist.
Whether that is tissues or actual sheets of toilet paper, we all know that the porta potties will run out eventually and there is nothing worse than being stuck in a muddy, stinky toilet cubicle without a wipe.
These serve two functions: to clean your hands after those gruesome toilet experiences, and also to wipe away the sweat you’ve been breaking on the dance floor.
A few make-up essentials
Personally, I don’t like to wear too much makeup to festivals. You dance and get sticky, and the last thing you want is your face running down your clothes. But if you need to, take some bag-sized essentials to touch up during the long day.
There is nothing worse than standing next to someone in a mosh that hasn’t deodorized properly. Don’t be that person.
Small bag or backpack
If you need all these things, where are you going to fit them? The real challenge will be packing them in to an appropriate-sized bag. Keep it small so it won’t weigh you down or stop you from busting a move. You probably don’t want to carry a clutch, so a backpack or a bag with a long shoulder strap are your best options.
A shirt or rain jacket
As the sun sets you might find yourself getting a bit chilly. A casual, light shirt or rain jacket is ideal – think about something you can tie around your waist during the day, and then throw on as it cools down.
Take some sunscreen and a hat to protect you from those UV rays!
You don’t want to get to the gate only to realize you have left your ticket at home. Same applies for your ID if you’re at an over-18 event.
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