Now some of you must be thinking why I'm listing 13 things and not 10 or 15, both of which would be more logical than 13. I just came up with 13 even though I tried hard to find 15. And because I learned some of these things the hard way, I thought I'd make your lives easier and make a list of essential and not-so-essential necessities you might want to bring with you in order to make your day just a bit better. These are my necessities for a festival!
A scarf could come in handy as a protector
against heatstrokes worn on your head, but if you don't mind it getting
a bit dirty, it could also serve as a seat pad. Not bad!
2. Light weight cardigan or jacket
Even if it's hot during the daytime, the nights will feel colder after the sun has set.
Why? Because you never know you'll bump into at
the festival. The best case scenario is that you meet some of your
favourite bands and you would want an autograph. Alternatively, you
might meet a nice person and want his or her name and phone number
written down quickly.
Goes without saying that a portable toilet won't be the most hygienic place in the world, therefore it will feel good to clean your hands with something.
5. Toilet paper
Probably the most important one to remember, because those portables might be lacking toilet paper. And they definitely won't have any when we get closer to midnight.
It's best to use cash as some of the sellers might not accept credit cards. Cash is always the safest way to go - that is if you keep it far away from the pickpockets' hands! - and since you have a budget, you won't overspend. Win win!
7. Camera + extra battery
Perhaps it's not the brightest idea to bring your good SLR camera but do consider something that is easy to carry around. Phones nowadays have good cameras too, but it can be nicer to
8. Bottle/something to drink
Dehydration sure doesn't sound like a good idea!
9. Small snack
In case the queues for food stalls are unbearable and you're on the verge of fainting, it's good to have a little something with you. Crisps, peanuts, fruits and even sweets are great options.
To protect your ears, of course. I must confess: I haven't been using these little yellow things at all. I just kind of forgot them even though I had them with me all the time.
11. Something crazy or flowery
Because you can! Just for the fun of wearing something you wouldn't normally wear. It's fun to see people dressed up colourfully - it creates the perfect festival atmosphere.
Somewhere to keep all of this stuff... what would be handier than a backpack? Make sure it's tightened and doesn't bounce around when you jump!
It's always nice to see the performance even if the sun was shining right into your eyes.
Also bringing other items like your mobile, keys and ticket is obligatory, of course.
I hope you guys enjoy your festivals! x
And just to keep you updated, I received some really bad news from my old French teacher. She told us that our sponsored trip to France has been cancelled due to some financial problems. I was gutted since I had been waiting for the trip like for ever. Now that I just got 10 extra days to my holiday, we booked a three-day trip to Tallinn with two of my lovely friends. I guess that compensates it a bit. It will be a low-cost trip, so if you're a budget traveller, stay tuned!
16 July 2014
16 July 2014
11 July 2014
11 July 2014
After us having a little picnic, I went to see the lovely Veronica Maggio. She's one of the few Swedish artists I like listening to and I've actually learned quite a lot of Swedish listening to her lyrics! And singing along in Swedish didn't cause any difficulties, which I was really happy about. Veronica had a really laid-back feel to her performing which made it enjoyable to watch her
Hope you all have had a nice summer! Go to festivals if you can, it's indeed one of the best things you can do now.