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12 Things Every Aussie Festival Goer Has Definitely Experienced

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1. Spending months deciding on the perfect festival outfit.

Cute, comfortable, and matches your flower crown. NAILED IT.
Eva Rinaldi / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: evarinaldiphotography

Cute, comfortable, and matches your flower crown. NAILED IT.

2. Never letting head-to-toe mud get you down.

As long as you've got your gumboots and your poncho, you're unstoppable.
ashton / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 8364994@N02

As long as you've got your gumboots and your poncho, you're unstoppable.

3. Being totally in awe of the tentless camper.

Less is more. He gets it.
Fernando de Sousa / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: fernando

Less is more. He gets it.

4. Stumbling onto a side stage and seeing a headliner do a small surprise set.

Aimless wandering FTW.
Sam Clark / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: samclark

Aimless wandering FTW.

5. Waiting in crazy-long lines for VERY questionable bathrooms.

Fernando de Sousa / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: fernando

6. Admiring fearless festival fashion.

Eva Rinaldi / (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Flickr: evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi / (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ben Cumming / (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Flickr: givingkittensaway

Ben Cumming / (CC BY-SA 2.0)

ashton / (CC BY 2.0)
Flickr: 8364994@N02

ashton / (CC BY 2.0)

Respect the unitard.

7. Arguing with your friends about which stage to go to and deciding to split up...

Jessica Rabbit's Flickr / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: jessicarabbit

...and then realising you may have lost them forever...

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...and finally finding them again.

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!
Mr Michael Phams / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: michaelphams

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

8. Reveling in the majesty of the mist machine.

Giving you LIFE.
Fernando de Sousa / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via flic.kr

Giving you LIFE.

9. Proudly showing off your festival feet.

The dirtier they are, the more cred you deserve.
S B / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: jessicarabbit

The dirtier they are, the more cred you deserve.

10. Running into someone you barely know and trying to figure out if you're stuck with them for the rest of the day.

Turns out, you don't have all that much in common.
Eva Rinaldi / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: evarinaldiphotography

Turns out, you don't have all that much in common.

11. Meeting your festival soulmate, but then losing them in the crowd.

OK, maybe not "soulmate," but they were really cute and liked the same music... so that's pretty close.
Ben Cumming / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: givingkittensaway

OK, maybe not "soulmate," but they were really cute and liked the same music... so that's pretty close.

12. Never wanting it to end.

You can't wait until it starts all over again next year.
Richard Giles / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: richardgiles

You can't wait until it starts all over again next year.

Keep that festival feeling alive all year long.

eBay is offering you music lovers a chance to win a $5,000 Canon DSLR camera (so you can capture every epic festival moment perfectly), and many other amazing prizes. To enter, simply take a photo that shows how that prize fits into your world, and upload to Instagram or Twitter using #snapyourworld. Visit snapyourworld.com.au for more details on prizes and how to enter.T&Cs apply.
Pamela Lin

eBay is offering you music lovers a chance to win a $5,000 Canon DSLR camera (so you can capture every epic festival moment perfectly), and many other amazing prizes. To enter, simply take a photo that shows how that prize fits into your world, and upload to Instagram or Twitter using #snapyourworld.

Visit snapyourworld.com.au for more details on prizes and how to enter.

T&Cs apply.