Music festivals are in full swing all around the country and with summer right around the corner, they don't look like they will be ending anytime soon. With long day parties and seeing as many bands as possible in a short amount of time. Music festivals are a great place to find out about new music that you may have never been exposed to. While festivals may be a ton of fun they can also be tiring. You are spending long hours in the sun and with little sleep. Here are some tips for dealing with the heat, exhaustion and other things you may encounter.
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Protect yourself from the sun
Don’t forget to protect your skin – Sunburn would not be fun on the first day at the festival. Remember to reapply throughout the day. Sunglasses or a cute hat from Apricot Lane Boutique could help out with protecting your face from the sun.
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Have a plan
Make sure you have a strategy for your day. You will want to schedule time for naps or time to rest especially if you will be in the sun all day. You can plan a nap while the bands you didn’t care to see are playing and be fresh and ready to go while your favorites hit the stage.
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Snacks and water are a must
Depending on the convenience of getting food and how hot it is you may need something quick. You should carry snacks like trail mix, Granola bars, apples, and meal-replacement bars. This will help you keep your energy up and having you going strong in-between meals.
You should plan on carrying a water bottle with you at all times. Dehydration and other heat-related injuries are common at music festivals. Also remember that alcohol is dehydrating, and can be worse for your body in the heat than not drinking at all. If possible, stock up on purified jugs of water before arriving. Some of our Apricot Lane stores carry S'well water bottles which provides access to clean water for developing countries around the world and leaves your drink cold for 24 hours!
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You should pack extra clothing for the weather. It's a good idea to have something light for warmer temperatures along with an extra layer to keep you warm at night when the temperature drops. Even though you will most likely be wanting to wear sandals and open toe shoes during summer music festivals, you should also pack closed-toe shoes just in case. Check out
You might think useless but having a flashlight with you while at a festival may come in handy when having to navigate in the dark to use the port-a-potty.