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    I am off to my first ever music festival the weekend after next.

    got my tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, a few boxes of wine, and all my cooking stuff sorted. As well as baby wipes and dry shampoo.

    Is there anything else, apart from clothes and tickets I should take in order to survive this? lol....

    and has anyone got any funny stories from festivals they are willing to share? lol

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    Wellies and a Poncho if it starts to rain heavily.... ;-)

    Toothbrush. A spare pair of clothes

    sun cream and condoms

    Original Poster

    good sudgestions so far, lol..... would be packing my tooth brush anyways, just always forget to write it down, lol

    A huge bag of weed is essential.

    good luck!

    if its abroad or the forecast says the weather is gona be hot take a handheld fan and a load of batteries - I went to Bennicassim and the heat was unbearable!

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    moob;5362610

    A huge bag of weed is essential.



    not for me, I aint being paranoid in the middle of a field, lol.... last time i smoked weed, i got scarily paranoid and thought i was going to die, lol

    ear defenders

    Painkillers in case of hangover
    Does that dry shampoo work ?

    Original Poster

    I've tried it out, and it does an ok job. not as good as washing your hair, but makes it look less greasy, and the one I got smells great

    Kitten13;5362689

    I've tried it out, and it does an ok job. not as good as washing your … I've tried it out, and it does an ok job. not as good as washing your hair, but makes it look less greasy, and the one I got smells great



    Thankyou i'll get some, I've seen it before and wondered what it was like:)

    :thumbsup: yep plenty of batteries....for those special toys..on your lonesome!

    go to millet or a caravan shop and buy a 5ltr plastic foldaway water container. Its a life saver having water at your tent and not having to traps across the field to collect it. and at least you know its clean if you fill it up as soon as you get to the festival ground. there only like £5..

    Air matress, wine, and cooking equipment? Oh man. I think you might really be in for a shock when you get there.

    Here, here's how it works:

    Essentials
    Tent (use a marker pen to write something big and stupid on it, so you can identify it from the fifteen thousand other tents that look exactly the same)
    Sleeping bag (a cheap, light one, since it's going to be baking out there)
    Beer (gallons thereof)
    Water (as much of as you can carry - festivals get brutally hot, and all that jumping around will leave you gagging)
    Condoms ('cos if you don't get laid, you've failed)
    Non-perishable foods that can be eaten cold, and that don't look nice enough to be worth stealing
    A giant bag of drugs
    Debit card (cash machines will 99% likely be available onsite)
    Toilet paper

    Super Useful
    Keychain torch
    Swiss army knife
    Portable radio
    Stuff to clean the horrible horrble gig sweat off yourself
    Suncream
    A hat
    ciggie lighter

    Just, no
    Anything made of glass (lousy Packaging:Consumable ratio, and weight sucks, especially since you might have to walk miles from the car to the site)
    Anything you'd be bothered about getting stolen
    Any clothes you don't want to have destroyed
    Anything that's in any way nice
    Air mattresses

    Vitally important tips
    Do not set up camp near a perimeter. Your tent will get ****** on if you do.
    Do not camp near toilets. Convenient, if you need to go. ****ing atrociously smelly though, and often swamped with mud mixed with **** and ****
    Do whatever it takes to note the position of your tent. Lose it, and, well, you don't want to find out.
    When you get into the toilets, for the love of god, don't look down. You will only make the situation by being sick all over it.


    Festivals are brillaint. You'll really enjoy yourself. Just, take serious heed of the above. If for no other point, then the ones about the toilets. Seriously. Jesus. The horror of looking down at the T In The Park toilets is a vision I will take to the grave. My mate at another festival's vision of seeing a man fall face-first with his boxers around his ankle into the fecal urinal sludge surrounding the Rockness toilets will haunt him forever, too. Bad, bad times.

    Original Poster

    dxx;5362867

    Air matress, wine, and cooking equipment? Oh man. I think you might … Air matress, wine, and cooking equipment? Oh man. I think you might really be in for a shock when you get there.Here, here's how it works:EssentialsTent (use a marker pen to write something big and stupid on it, so you can identify it from the fifteen thousand other tents that look exactly the same)Sleeping bag (a cheap, light one, since it's going to be baking out there)Beer (gallons thereof)Water (as much of as you can carry - festivals get brutally hot, and all that jumping around will leave you gagging)Condoms ('cos if you don't get laid, you've failed)Non-perishable foods that can be eaten cold, and that don't look nice enough to be worth stealingA giant bag of drugsDebit card (cash machines will 99% likely be available onsite)Toilet paperSuper UsefulKeychain torchSwiss army knifePortable radioStuff to clean the horrible horrble gig sweat off yourselfSuncream A hatciggie lighterJust, noAnything made of glass (lousy Packaging:Consumable ratio, and weight sucks, especially since you might have to walk miles from the car to the site)Anything you'd be bothered about getting stolenAny clothes you don't want to have destroyedAnything that's in any way niceAir mattressesVitally important tipsDo not set up camp near a perimeter. Your tent will get ****** on if you do.Do not camp near toilets. Convenient, if you need to go. ****ing atrociously smelly though, and often swamped with mud mixed with **** and ****Do whatever it takes to note the position of your tent. Lose it, and, well, you don't want to find out.When you get into the toilets, for the love of god, don't look down. You will only make the situation by being sick all over it.Festivals are brillaint. You'll really enjoy yourself. Just, take serious heed of the above. If for no other point, then the ones about the toilets. Seriously. Jesus. The horror of looking down at the T In The Park toilets is a vision I will take to the grave. My mate at another festival's vision of seeing a man fall face-first with his boxers around his ankle into the fecal urinal sludge surrounding the Rockness toilets will haunt him forever, too. Bad, bad times.



    so pretty much the same tips as raliies, lol. taking wine as i dont like beer. my mate is taking cider for me though, lol....
    air matress can stay at home.
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