Published on July 2nd, 2013 | by Emma Thompson0
Festival Guide – Essentials – How To Survive A Festival – Top 10
Are you ready for the summer’s festivals? Have you packed everything you need? Not sure? Carry on reading to find out how to survive a festival and what essentials you will need for them.
10 – DRY SHAMPOO
Dry Shampoo is essential to any summer festival and it’s not just for females. The bonus of dry shampoo is it degreases your hair without wetting it, making life much simpler whilst you’re in the outdoors.
9 – PORTABLE CHAIRS
Unless you fancy sitting in the mud, we suggest you take a couple of these depending on how many people you’re staying with.
8 – BOOK YOUR TICKETS WISELY
If you’ve never attended a festival before, it might be wise to miss out the Glastonbury, V Fest and Reading slots, or you may find it’s the first and last festival you attend. Try and adapt to the chaos that is a festival in a one day event – that way, if things get a little too much to handle, you can always get the bus home.
7 – PACK ESSENTIALS AND MORE ESSENTIALS
One bottle of deodorant will never be enough. And if you think it will be and want to risk the chance of not taking an extra bottle, you may find yourself on the receiving end of being completely and utterly ripped off by someone on site, selling deodorant for £10 a bottle. We know what we’d rather…
6 – DRESS APPROPRIATELY
In this case, it’s fair to say high heels would be inappropriate, unless you fancy breaking your ankle in inches of mud. Wellies would be a better option and an outfit that, should it get ruined, wouldn’t break your heart.
5 – TAKE THE CAR AND NOT THE TRAIN
Thinking of taking the train? Well, where are you going to leave all your gear for the festival should you not need it? Unaccompanied in the tent? And what about if the weather turns ugly? A car is place to store your things, keep them dry and keep yourself dry!
4 – DON’T GO ALONE
Make sure you don’t attend a festival alone. There will be at least one moment upon your arrival where you need your friend/brother/sister/parent/partner to watch your phone or hold the door whilst you visit the toilet. Experience the festival fever together.
3 – KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Plucking up the courage to finally telling your long-term crush how you feel after a few too many drinks is one thing, but getting arrested for being drunk and disorderly is another! It’s up to you to know when you’ve had one to many.
2 – RECORD THE SHOW
If you think you’re going to be able to hear everything, see everything and do everything whilst at the festival – you’re sadly mistaken. So make sure you record the show whilst you’re partying hard! Who knows, you may even see yourself when you watch back!
1 – RELAX AND ENJOY THE SHOW
Quit that diet that you’ve been working hard on during summer for this one day. Let your hair down and embrace the festival spirit. No-one will judge you, everyone has their grass stains and everyone is merry! Afterall, it’s what festivals were created for.