Festival season is already somewhat underway but this weekend Secret Garden Party takes place followed by other festivals including: including Reading & Leeds, Sundown, Bestival and too much more that our sorry bank accounts cannot afford. But if you’re planning to set off to a festival, you must keep the below in mind and you’ll have a smashing time.
Embrace that you are disgusting. Throughout the course of the weekend you will be dancing, singing, drinking and not showering. It’ll be muddy and so will you. You will just smell, your hair has now become one and your feet are now able to camouflage into the soil. The sooner you accept the fact you are disgusting, the sooner you will not care and you’ll have an even better time.
Embrace that everyone else is disgusting. There will and always is someone more disgusting than you, you will see some vile humans, doing vile things – and smelling, like your good self. But do not judge these people, admire how wonderful and ‘different’ –make of that what you will- everyone is.
Do not underestimate the power of a onesie. Sure, onesies were a hit not so long ago and we cringed when people would actually wear them out – this was never and still is not okay. The nights get cold and getting into different several items of clothing to cover all skin is a pain. Onesies are bliss in a cold and small tent at night – but whip them off straight away in the morning because you will sweat and smell, again.
Don’t bring much food, everyone always overdoes it with the food, breakfast bars coming out of every side pocket in the bag. All you need is a decent jumbo pack of crisps, water bottles, and a large pack of another flavoured drink. Oh and a ‘bit’ of alcohol, only if it’s not prohibited of course…
Take pictures on different days. Do not be one of those twats that replaces their face with a camera 24/7 but also don’t be the person who panics and takes all the pictures on one day – you also end up looking like you wore the same thing for the whole weekend. Spread it out, take pictures of your favourite acts, good scenery, camp mates and all the little memories.
Do what you want to do and see who you want to see. Festivals can be expensive, so do NOT miss the acts you most want to see, even if this means going it alone.
Plan all your outfits to avoid leaving the festival with a hunched back and becoming a moaning Myrtle over the weight of your bag.It makes it much easier deciding what to wear each day too but make sure you have some back-up outfits for those cold and rainy days. BRING WELLIES, YOU WILL NEED THEM! And long socks unless you quite like the look of red rings round your legs.
Bring hand sanitiser, there are germs everywhere, people included and the toilets are beyond vile. Hand sanitiser will probably stop you from becoming diseased and it’s handy too if you have a cut that you don’t want to get infected.
Glitter doesn’t stop diseases but it makes you sparkly which is just as important. Wear all the glitter on your face, glitter is not frowned upon at festivals, it is celebrated. But don’t overdo it or you may find glitter in your ear holes for the next few months. And of course fully embrace festival fashion, this is your time to wear ridiculous outfits to match your ridiculous glittery face.
So, remember just become the glittery smell you’ve always been and have the best time.