Going to a music festival is like stepping away from reality for a weekend, with the pulse of the music as the only guide. People gather for a common goal: to throw themselves into a world where the like-minded can experience this once in a lifetime event. If you’re among the lucky ones going to a music festival, then start preparing now. As sponsors of AXS TV’s Road to the Festivals, Mercury Insurance wants everyone to be ready to have the best time possible. So, before you throw your flower crown and sunglasses into your overnight backpacks, here are some music festival hacks:
Ziplock Bag It?
There are going to be plenty of opportunities for an outfit change, and it’s probably best to bring a few extra change of clothes. Make it all fit into your overnight bag by packing your clothes in a ziplock baggy. It’ll fit much easier, and you can organize the bags with what you plan to wear day-by-day.
Non-stop singing to your favorite bands and yelling out to your friends about how great the set is, you’re bound to get a sore throat. Take some preemptive measures and take a cough drop to coat your throat before you go out.
Don't Get Stuck in Line
Many music festivals are known for their amazing food and for providing a vast amount of cuisine options. Have a strategy just to try it all. Food lines are going to be long; try eating at off-peak hours (between 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – closing).
Wet Wipes Aren't For Babies
With hot sweaty days and strangers spilling their drinks, wet wipes come in handy when you don’t have access to a shower.
Fanny Packs are Back
Fanny packs aren’t a fashion faux pas anymore, they’re a necessity! When the headlining act starts performing on stage and everyone has their hands in the air, don’t let a purse or a loosely tucked wallet hold you back.
With thousands of people crammed together to watch the same performer, you’re bound to get a few bumps and bruises. Bring your own first aid kit stocked with Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment and aspirin for the small stuff. If you sustain a serious injury, seek medical attention right away.