Festival SZN: The Essentials

The weather is finally starting to break and while those with allergies are going through a rough time right now, everyone is still looking forward to a summer full of late night bonfires, cookouts, relaxing beach days, rooftop parties, and of course, music festivals.

Summer festival season is a memorable time of year, especially when you’re enjoying it with a great group of people. You spent your hard earned money on a pricey ticket and you are expecting to have nothing less than an amazing time. This includes lots of Instagram pictures (some pictures won’t make it to the gram because we still have jobs to return to on Monday morning), day drinking, and dancing from beginning to the very end. Whether the festival is one day or a full weekend, there are some essentials that you’ll need to make it through. 

 

 

|SUNSCREEN|

This should be applied before you even get in the car. It’s most likely going to be a very hot and sunny day. Even if it’s partly cloudy, you still need to protect yourself. Carry a little sunscreen with you so that you can reapply at least one more time before the end of the day. Most of us don’t wear sunscreen on a regular basis like we should, but it is crucial that we commit to it on days like this.

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Black Girl Sunscreen| $19 https://blackgirlsunscreen.com/

 

 

|SNACKS|

Food typically isn’t allowed in the venues. So, if you decide to skip on their overpriced snacks, bring something to leave in the car. An apple or a small bag of chips will be so clutch on the car ride home.

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Rap Snacks | $24 for a 48pck http://www.rapsnacks.net/

 

 

|HAND SANITIZER|

You’ll most likely end up using a port – o – potty at some point. Do you need more of an explanation?

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|ZIPLOCK BAG|

If you carry one ziplock bag with you, there is a 90% chance you’ll use it for something. One thing it’s good for is the rain. I’ve been to my fair share of concerts where the sky opened up and showered us. That’s when you use your ziplock bag to put your phone in; even while it’s in your purse. You’ll save yourself from water damage. Or, if you have a jewelry malfunction, into the bag it goes.

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|SUNGLASSES|

These are not just for fashion purposes. Sunglasses are made to protect your eyes and if you’re going to be in the sun all day, you’ll regret not bringing them. So, even if your winged-eye liner looks absolutely perfect that day, still bring your shades.

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Eye Dare You | $8 | https://www.eyedareyou.co/

 

 

|PORTABLE CHARGER|

I can’t stress enough the importance of bringing your portable charger. It’s one of those little things you cannot forget at home. You’re going to go through most of your phone battery in one day and so a portable charger is imperative. They usually save the best performers for last and you don’t want to risk not getting a good picture or video of your faves.

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