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It’s time to relax, kick back, and enjoy the jams at your favorite music festival, or get rowdy and hit the mosh pit. Maybe you’re more of a roamer, heading from stage to stage, ground to ground, sampling a variety of acts at an outdoor festival. However you enjoy your tunes, all concert-goers know you never know there's always a chance for rain or the not-so-occassional beverage spills... which is why you never attend a festival alone. That is to say, there are a few things you should always bring with you if you really want to enjoy yourself and be prepared for the expected.
Without further ado, here’s a checklist for what to bring to a music festival.
Alright let’s get the boring (but important!) things out of the way first.
You definitely don’t want to weigh yourself down carrying excess gear, but anytime you're going to an unfamiliar place for an unknown amount of time, with a crowd of unknown people, it's a good idea to pack a few essentials. A Photo ID, keys, tickets, credit cards, cash and wristbands, should always be with you, especially when you're headed to a multi-day event.
Tucking these essentials in a pocket or wallet could suffice, but because you never know what elements you'll be facing, keeping them inside a water resistant bag, like the CaliCase Dry Bag, will keep them dry and protected, regardless of the weather.
And, unlike a ziplock bag that can leak, tear or get lost in a crowd, the Dry Bag's hands-free strap and lanyard keeps everything secure and with you at all times.
Staying hydrated is key! If you’re attending an outdoor festival, there’s likely going to be vendors set up selling food and drinks for your fellow festival goers. But, depending on the location, you might also be allowed to bring in your own food and drink as well. Plan to do this if possible. A case of water is going to run you a lot less at the local store than the extreme markup you’ll pay at a festival. And hey, if you have some leftover you can always try your hand at selling them to your fellow festival goers.
So you like to go all weekend long? Some festivals are awesome, multi-day outdoor events. Rather than try to shuttle back and forth between overpriced hotels (some will jack up their rates when they know a festival is in town), a lot of festival goers opt to camp out instead.
If you are planning on camping out at the outdoor venue grounds, make sure you’ve got all the essentials for your multi-night stay, including a tent, sleeping back, personal hygiene products, change of clothes, etc. The last thing you want to do is get ready to hit the sack after a long night of tunes only to find out you forget your pillow. Oops!
And Because you just never know when an accident will happen, be prepared with a water-resistant towel that drys fast and works faster.
No list of what to bring to a music festival would be complete without mentioning perhaps the most important part of the journey --your phone. You want to capture these moments with stunning sound, video, and photos so you can replay and relive the experience over and over again.
Make sure your phone is as ready to go as you are by making sure, well ahead of time, that your phone is protected with the best waterproof case you can find. With dual protection padding, CaliCase gives you peace of mind and confidence that your phone will be well-protected in the case of accidental dings, dents, or drops. Plus, with Calicase’s waterproof design, you’ll be well protected from the elements should a downpour occur.
Alright, we’ll leave you with the obvious, but probably most important reminder: Don’t forget your tickets! You’d hardly be the first person to venture out to the venue having forgotten the tickets in an envelope back home marked “Don’t forget.”
So, use this handy checklist the next time you're planning to head to a music festival. And consider this your official reminder: don’t forget the tickets!