10 Ways To Survive Music Festival Season

Wondering how to ace your first fest? Take some cues from these seasoned veterans.

1. Sustenance

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Some fests will check for contraband coming into the gates, but if you’re allowed outside food bring as much as you can. Who wants to buy a $5 banana?

2. A Water Bottle

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Most big festivals won’t let you bring in bottled water, but a reusable water bottle is allowed and will save you a TON of money.

3. Protection

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We mean hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bug spray. Keep that skin silky smooth, guys!

4. Shirts That Aren’t From The Band You’re Watching

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Not that we’re judging you or anything, but someone is.

5. Parkas

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Rained out? Make sure you have some rain boots and a towel, too!

6. Dry Shampoo

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The perfect illusion of cleanliness. Also bring moist naps if you won’t be near a shower!

7. Portable Phone Charger

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How will you Instagram if you have no battery power?!

8. Blankets

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Pack a picnic blanket for those hang out sessions in between bands, you’ll be glad you did when it starts to get muddy!

9. Light Luggage

A music festival is no time to lug a giant suitcase around. Try to fit all your necessities in a backpack or small bag.

10. Friends To Take Care Of You

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After all, that’s what friends are for.

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