Yeah another festival post. To be honest I never get tired writing and reading about festivals. One of the most anticipated events every year for me are the festivals, and according to stats is the same for thousands of people. I have not been to a festival though since 2014 because well real adulthood(uni years don’t count) happened and had to pay rent and bills. One of the reason that I love going to festivals so much is that, you get away for few days and you are free to express yourself however you want whilst creating life-long memories with your best friends. Since I will not be going to any festivals this year (still crying) I thought to share a little list you WILL need when going to a festival. Most of those things I had them prepared but forgot them at home that’s when I realized how much are needed.
Here is the ultimate list for all the festival essentials.
You are camping outdoors, using public toilets etc. Sanitizer is beyond important, there many little bacteria lurking at scenes like that. Just a small bottle could save your face from spots or even from getting sick, make sure you use it after going to the toilet and before you eat.
I cannot stress this enough, you do not have access to a proper shower you are in the mud and you are probably sweating, a good dry shampoo is definitely needed not just for girls, boys too, sorry guys smelly heads aint sexy.
First Aid Kit
You can get a small aid kit from boots is not expensive or you can buy one and share the money. Accidents happen quite often in festivals, you might get a cut and need a plaster, and if not thing about the day after the big party, yup hangover. So if not a first aid kit then definitely paracedamol you are there to have fun not to have a headache, thank me later.
You going there to drink, let’s face it, we all go there to drink. Therefore think about the quantity and take an extra pack of beers you are in a place where you usually have a drink for breakfast not tea. If you ran out the places there are extremely expensive, probably more expensive than getting a drink in Mayfair.
Don’t forget to drink responsibly, what will you mom say?!
I know the sun in UK is rare but hey it happens, and if you are lucky enough, sun will decide to come out when you are about to hit the fest. It seems that many people don’t take suscreen, which it should have been the first thing into your bag. Sunburns hurt a lot, also hi skin cancer. Protect your skin with shit lots of sunscreen. Be cautious.
Probably more important than alcohol (can’t believe I even wrote that). After lots of alcohol your body will get dehydrated which lead to nasty hangovers. Make sure you drink lot of water.
Charger and a Portable Charger
If your phone dies how will you be able to snapchat your favourite band?
Let’s face it you will be on your phone a lot and we all know that smartphone battery life sucks. So think again and take a portable charger with you, you will need to capture the moments as they will be lifetime memories one day.
Wet wipes are basically the shower in festivals. And you can always take them with you in the toilet you might need them more than you think.
Don’t forget your wellies, Uk festivals are not like Coachella, we know how bipolar the weather is here. Sun, rain, which results to mud. With your wellies and a rain coat you will be fully protected and be able to have fun, in the mud. #just saying
Yeah you are there to party, but you need at least 5 hours of sleep, you do want to make the most of it and by being sleep deprived wont do you any good. Ear plugs are definitely needed. There is always that crazy dude who decided to start signing at 6am right next to your tent. For the sake of your sleep and your nerves get some ear plugs.
And last but not least don’t forget to take with you, your Mom….no just kidding.
Have a totes amaze balls time, stay away from anything that could potentially kill you (drugs).
Are you going to any festivals this year?
Do you have any festival tips?
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