Are you gearing up for a music festival like Coachella, but have no idea what to pack?! Fear not, dear festival-goer, for I've got you covered. Here's a list of essential items to take with you to ensure you have the best experience possible.
1. A Festival Totem Is Essential for Standing Out
It's so easy to get lost in the sea of people at festivals and the crowds seem to flow like schools of fish, and if you're not careful, you'll get swept up too. It doesn't help that cell phone service there is as poor as Anna Delvey either. A totem, also known as a flag or pole, serves as a beacon for your group and is a must-have at any music festival. The totom can literally be anything you stick up in the air. Below, you'll see an inflatable giraffe attached to a retractable pole. Super easy, cheap, requires minimal lung capacity, and you can quickly see that spotted-sock-with-legs-looking-creature bobbing up and down in a crowd of thousands. Plus, it's a great way to express your creativity and show off your personality. My personal favorites are the ones with hilarious pop culture references like a picture of Hank Hill and it says, "Turn Down For H'wat."
2. The Best Shoes for Music Festivals: Comfy and Durable
Okay, this may seem pretty obvious to most, but you'd be surprised how many people wear ridiculously uncomfortable shoes just for the sake of their outfit. Let's face it, you're going to be doing a lot of walking, dancing, and standing at a music festival, so why would you put your feet through 3 days of hell? That's why it's crucial to bring a pair of comfortable shoes that can withstand all the wear and tear. Leave the flip-flops and sandals at home and opt for a pair of sneakers or sturdy boots. Your feet will thank you later.
3. How to Stay Hydrated at a Music Festival: Refillable Water Bottles and More
Staying hydrated is essential at a music festival, especially when you're under the sun all day. Instead of buying plastic water bottles throughout the day, bring a refillable water bottle. Most festivals have water refill stations, so you can stay hydrated without contributing to plastic waste. I suggest something around 20 oz., which holds enough liquid to keep you from running back to the fill stations often. The ~20 oz size is also perfect to attach to a fanny pack with the use of a carabiner- pictured above- allowing you to frolic more freely. Depending on the festival and how that particular guard is feeling, they might make you empty out your water bottle if there's any liquid in it upon entry, so don't be surprised. You can always fill it inside.
4. The Layering Effect: How to Dress for a Music Festival
Even if it's scorching hot during the day, the temperature can drop dramatically at night. That's why it's always a good idea to bring a sweatshirt or light jacket with you to the festival. It'll keep you warm when the sun goes down and can double as a pillow when you need a break. Don't wanna hold it all day? Just tie it around your waist or throw is through the opening of your fanny pack!
5. The Ultimate Fanny Pack: What to Look for in a Music Festival Fanny Pack
When attending a music festival, it's crucial to have a JoeyPac Venture Bag to keep all of your essentials organized and easily accessible. With a JoeyPac, you can hold a bandana (blocks wind/shades from sun), sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, visine, makeup, and even stashy things in its stash pocket (wink wink). It also has slots for your ID, credit and debit cards. There are places to keep your phone, and a power bank as well, so you can keep your phone charging throughout the day. The Venture Bag allows you to attach a water bottle to its molle webbing on the straps and keep it within reach, ensuring that you stay hydrated throughout the festival. This Highly FUNctioning fanny pack keeps all of your belongings organized, ensuring that you can enjoy the music festival without worrying about misplacing or losing any essential items. Overall, a JoeyPac Venture Bag is a must-have accessory for anyone attending a music festival, allowing you to enjoy the event while keeping all of your belongings close at hand.
There you have it, folks. With these essential items in your festival bag, you're ready to dance the night away and make memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Festival Season!