It’s almost summer – and for many people, the festival season has already started. Food festivals are driving our senses crazy, music festivals are being heard all around town – regardless of the type of festival that you are going for, you can be certain that fun will not be leaving you day and night. You just need the energy for it.
So, now that you are planning to hit a festival, what should you be taking with you? Well, here are a few essentials that you need to take with you if you don’t want to be inconvenienced in any manner.
- Mini-First Aid Kit
By this, we don’t mean that you need to bring all your gear with you. Every self-respecting festival has a medical tent or something where you can get first aid. However, that is an extreme that many of us want to avoid.
Bring a small, wallet-sized recipient with you where you can stash some emergency medical things. Painkillers might be essential – if not for hangovers, then for heat stroke. You might also want to take some calcium and magnesium, to prevent any crashes after partying on for too long. Stomach pills should also be brought, in the event you eat something that your stomach does not agree with. No one can enjoy a festival with a stomachache.
- Warm Clothes
You might think it makes no sense to bring warm clothes with you – but it’s a necessity that you might not want to forget. For example, it might be all hot and steamy in the day, but during the night you will wish you brought that hoodie with you. Plus, the summer weather might be rather moody – and there’s no guarantee that if it’s nice and sunny now, it will stay that way for the rest of the day.
If you are concerned that you can’t carry so many things with you, take a small backpack from Fiorelli with you. This is a good option because you can also get a discount with a Fiorelli coupon code. Worst case scenario, you can also leave it at the wardrobe – but make sure that your festival of choice has such a point.
- Hats and Sunglasses
It’s summer – and as we mentioned, it’s bound to be sunny. If the festival starts early, that means you will be catching the sun in full glory – and without a hat on your head and some sunglasses on your eyes, you are putting yourself at the risk of a heat stroke. You don’t want your head to be hurting for the entire day now, do you?
- “Dry” Toiletries
This applies mostly if you are staying in the camping area for the festivals – but they are also a great option if you are short on time. Most festivals have areas where the goers can take a shower – only there’s a catch. With thousands of people also wanting to wash up, there is a high chance that you’ll have to stay in long lines. Also, you might not be lucky enough to have warm water. The tanks can only heat up so much water in one go.
This is why dry shampoo, sanitary wipes, and sanitary hand gels are crucial for this type of event. Not only that you will be able to remain clean, but you will also look fresh – without killing time at the lines.
- Power Bank
At every festival, there is probably a point where you can leave your phone to recharge, in the event that your battery is dead. However, there are a few catches here as well. For one, even if you leave it with a staff, no one can guarantee the fact that it won’t mysteriously disappear. Plus, you won’t have access to your phone while it’s charging.
Considering that festivals will take place for most of the day, your battery power will die – fast. Add to this the fact that you will likely film, take pictures, and attempt to contact the people you “lose” at the festival – thus, your battery will be dropping fast. For this reason, you need to bring a power bank to ensure that you will remain connected.
This is also essential if the forecast says that it’s going to rain. Imagine if you are going to a music festival, and just when your favorite band starts playing, it begins to pour heavily. Nothing can match that frustration – particularly when you don’t want to get drenched to the bone.
Plus, most festivals don’t allow you to go in with an umbrella. Imagine that you want to watch something, and you can’t because some dude with an umbrella is blocking your entire view. Safety is also a concern because you risk poking someone’s eye out with that umbrella.
We cannot stress enough how important earplugs are at a summer festival – particularly if you are camping out there. Many partygoers won’t be going to sleep until early morning. This means that you probably won’t have a moment of silence. Without earplugs, you won’t be able to get a wink of sleep – particularly if you are a light sleeper. Worst case scenario, go for a headset that has a noise-isolating feature. This way, you might be able to block out some of the noise.
Festivals are amazing – provided you come prepared. Ideally, you might want to make a list prior to departing – just to make sure that you did not forget anything. Some of these items are so small that are easily forgotten.