10 Ways To Survive Music Festival Season Wondering how to ace your first fest? Take some cues from these seasoned veterans. McDonald's Brand Sponsor 1. Sustenance View this image › Kirk Bravender / Via Flickr: 53609860@N00 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? ID: 1411397 2. A Water Bottle View this image › Kirk Bravender / Via Flickr: 53609860@N00 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. ID: 1411399 3. Protection View this image › Eva Rinaldi / Via Flickr: 58820009@N05 We mean hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bug spray. Keep that skin silky smooth, guys! ID: 1411413 4. Shirts That Aren’t From The Band You’re Watching View this image › - EMR - / Via Flickr: 68778862@N00 Not that we’re judging you or anything, but someone is. ID: 1411421 5. Parkas View this image › - EMR - / Via Flickr: emr9801 Rained out? Make sure you have some rain boots and a towel, too! ID: 1411674 6. Dry Shampoo View this image › banditob / Via Flickr: 31416379@N00 The perfect illusion of cleanliness. Also bring moist naps if you won’t be near a shower! ID: 1419777 7. Portable Phone Charger View this image › Raul Gonzalo / Via Flickr: anim3 How will you Instagram if you have no battery power?! ID: 1411776 8. Blankets View this image › hurtingbombz / Via Flickr: justinlim Pack a picnic blanket for those hang out sessions in between bands, you’ll be glad you did when it starts to get muddy! ID: 1411777 9. Light Luggage View this image › Incase / Via Flickr: 62021300@N00 A music festival is no time to lug a giant suitcase around. Try to fit all your necessities in a backpack or small bag. ID: 1411804 10. Friends To Take Care Of You View this image › - EMR - / Via Flickr: emr9801 After all, that’s what friends are for. ID: 1411509 Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! More ▾ Facebook Conversations Next On McDonald's› 10 Words That Mean Something Different To Indecisive... Next On McDonald's› Which Pets Would You Rather Pet? Special Reactions Your Reaction? Sorry, but you can only react up to 3 times! Oops! It looks like you've already used that reaction on this post. REACT WITH GIF You are signed in as . I know, right? Will your friends agree? Share this Link 10 Ways To Survive Music Festival Season https://www.buzzfeed.com/mcdonalds/10-ways-to-s... Wondering how to ace your first fest? Take some cues from these seasoned veterans. Your link was successfully shared! Facebook Conversations Preview Your Response Add Your Response Text Image Video Link Title Thumbnail (Allowed HTML Tags: <a href=""> <b> <i> <em> <strong>) Title URL () Hey! This video may have privacy restrictions. Ensure that it is publicly visible to everyone. Description (Allowed HTML Tags: <a href=""> <b> <i> <em> <strong>) Title Image Link Image To (optional) Description (Allowed HTML Tags: <a href=""> <b> <i> <em> <strong>) Title Thumbnail Title Link URL Share this on Facebook (Connected as [Disconnect]) Cancel Loading... ∨ Create Full Post ∧ Create Simple Post You are signed in as Please Validate Your Email Nice Work! Thanks For Contributing! × Don't forget to share! Want to add another one? Go for it! Contributions Load More x Please enter the CAT-CHA Catcha question... Promoted Promoted by BuzzFeed Staff Sponsored Follow @McDonalds Tweets by @McDonalds Top Posts From McDonald's 10 Words That Mean Something Different To Indecisive People Which Pets Would You Rather Pet?