A Very Important Festival Survival Kit
PRO TIP #four: You won’t catch all the acts you need to see. Accept this now.
I’ve gone by way of some critical unhappiness after lacking one among my favourite acts. It’s often due to schedule overlap (Childish Gambino and Phoenix are enjoying on the similar actual time, actually Gov Ball?) or as a result of the buddies you are with disagree together with your musical selection (can we even name individuals with dangerous music style “friends”?). I used to get upset after lacking a band, however after adopting a extra carefree mindset and realizing that hey, festivals are far more enjoyable should you do not care as a lot, I’ve loved myself much more.
And conversely, for those who’re lacking acts due to conflicts with buddies, it is okay to separate for a set to catch somebody alone. Just just remember to all have a gathering place at a strict time, as a result of cell service is not actually a factor on pageant grounds. And that leads me to my fifth tip…
PRO TIP #5: Just assume your cellphone will not be usable.
Yes, you’ll bodily have your cellular phone, however you will not have the ability to use it a lot. When it is busy not getting any service, it is going to be operating out of battery by mid-day. I can not even fathom what number of time I’ve cut up up with my buddies with my well-known final phrases being, “I’ll text you when I’m ready to meet” solely to finish up spending the remainder of the night time alone. Just be protected and assume that your cellphone is not dependable and as an alternative, if you must cut up up, provide you with a gathering spot at a selected assembly spot.
PRO TIP #6: But spend money on a transportable telephone charger.
Yeah, yeah, I simply advised you to fake your telephone is ineffective, however nonetheless, having a charged telephone is best than having a lifeless one… Plus, you will want it when you get off fest grounds and journey again residence.
You if you get that battery life as much as 100:
PRO TIP #7: Don’t get too drunk.
Here’s one other one you’ve got in all probability heard earlier than – and for good purpose. Not solely is over-drinking horrible in your physique within the excessive warmth, nevertheless it’s additionally horrible in your pockets! At $10-15 a beer, you would be higher off nourishing your physique with a meal… Which once more, leads me to my subsequent tip…
(Don’t be this man)
PRO TIP #eight: Eat correctly.
Like drinks, pageant food is notoriously overpriced, so that you may need to convey a few of your personal snacks – and wholesome snacks. I discovered the onerous means. Right earlier than Radiohead’s set, I downed an unlimited plate of paella, and whereas it was scrumptious, it put me to sleep midway by way of the legendary band’s set. Do you understand how mad I used to be? So, to make it possible for does not occur to you, eat issues which are considerably mild however that may fill you up and gasoline your physique for the remainder of the day – fruit, nuts, power bars, and so on. I do know you could have your eye on that $15 pulled pork sandwich – and belief me, so do I – however reserve it for the final meal on the final day, once you’re able to go house and take 24 hour lengthy nap.
This is strictly what I appeared like once I was consuming my $16 paella, tbh:
So, hopefully one thing good got here out of my dangerous experiences and also you now know have the right tools to return out of a pageant alive. Drink water and put on sunscreen – it is more durable than it sounds, however I’ve full religion in you all. Good luck!