Festival Do's and Don'ts.
Let’s get right on to it. If you are reading this you are not at Glastonbury, and sadly this is not a pre-scheduled post, so I too am very much experiencing those Glasto blues. However, let us not get too down in the dumps, as many of us are still attending other festivals this year. So in true Festival spirit, here are our top tips for all those in search of mud, music and flower crowns.
Do NOT bring a suitcase, at first it may seem to be the only way to pack the long weekend essentials without breaking your back, but I assure you some light back pain is a lot less painful than slugging the suitcase through fields of mud on a Monday morning. Also remember you will most probably be tired, a little hung-over and have unnatural cravings for clean running water and soap. Trust me when I say, WORST. IDEA. EVER. Speaking of soap and water, baby wipes are your new best friend. If you have a limited supply do not advertise these to your fellow campers! Unless your willing to take bribes in the form of alcohol and spaces in toilet queues.
Hooded rain mac, it may not look too fancy at first but when the sun comes out again your hair will still be “on fleek” and your haters hair, well not so good. The girl pictured below knows its the truth.
Pitch your tent before you open your drink and sit down, we know the temptation may seem like too much to resist, but trust me when I say that a drink and sit down will seem much more rewarding afterwards.
Make sure you choose a good spot to place your tent, the last thing you want is to wake up Sunday morning with your nose confirming, that you are indeed camped less that 10 meters downstream from the Portaloo’s.
Make friends with your neighbours. This is this a great way to make friends but it’s also an added security feature, they are another set of eyes to keep watch on your tent.
Change your socks regularly and keep those feet dry in good wellies. Whilst trench foot may seem like an ailment of old world war’s, this is no laughing matter, we want everyone to come back with all their limbs and toes in tact.
8. Take a head torch or flashlight, these are paramount for finding a safe way back at the end of the final gig of the night. The last thing you want to do is end up in someone else’s tent, when all you really want to do, is get into your averagely comfortable sleeping bag and rest your head on a pillow made of yesterday’s clothes.
And most of all remember to have fun, dance too much, and make new friends.