Untitled design (6)Ah, summer. That magical time of year when there seems to be an endless number of BBQs, pool parties, and music festivals. My favorite? Music festivals! The sun is shining, the speakers are huge and the vibe is primed for a full day of live music, new friends and great experiences. But, before you get ready to head out the door, make sure you get the gear. 

Untitled design (4) For the Light Packer
You can’t be weighed down. You need to be able to fly through the crowd and squish your way to the front of every show.

Get the Gear:

  • A small cross body bag or fanny pack
  • Burt’s Bees Chapstick
  • Travel size sunscreen
  • Travel size pill towels
  • A GA Ticket

For the Comfy Experience
You love music, but don’t love having a bunch of sweaty people you don’t know pushing their armpits up against you.

Untitled design (3)Get the Gear:

  • A light weight backpack
  • Burt’s Bees Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • An umbrella to keep the heat down
  • A small hand towel. (In a pinch, this baby can be soaked in water and worn behind your neck to cool you down, used to wipe off any mud, dirt or gunk that you come across, used as a napkin for your tasty festival treats, used as a koozie to hold your drinks, or used as a shield against the sun when your shades just won’t do it for ya anymore.)
  • A camping chair (complete with carry strap to tote it around)
  • Optional: A VIP Ticket (this usually gets you access to AC, exclusive viewing areas, a little more space to spread your legs and other great perks)

For the Shutterbug
You are an inspiring blogger, music writer or photographer and you’re ready to shoot some great footage of your favorite bands.

Untitled design (8)Get the Gear:

  • A light weight backpack
  • Burt’s Bees Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • A small hand towel. (In a pinch, this baby can be soaked in water and worn behind your neck to cool you down, used to wipe off any mud, dirt or gunk that you come across, used as a napkin for your tasty festival treats, used as a koozie to hold your drinks, used to keep your gear extra comfy in your bag or used as a shield against the sun when your shades just won’t do it for ya anymore.)
  • A GoPro or small camera of choice
  • A Selfie Stick
  • A VIP Ticket (this usually gets you access to AC, exclusive viewing areas, a little more space to spread your legs and other great perks)

FUntitled design (2)or the Festival Camper
You want to lay your claim to some land and camp out at the back of the crowd for your favorite bands.

Get the Gear:

  • LOTS OF FRIENDS
  • A light weight backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Burt’s Bees Chapstick
  • A Light weight tapestry
  • A chair with a shade
  • A flag on a pole to state your claim and help your friends find you (extra points for creativity)
  • A small hand towel. (In a pinch, this baby can be soaked in water and worn behind your neck to cool you down, used to wipe off any mud, dirt or gunk that you come across, used as a napkin for your tasty festival treats, used as a koozie to hold your drinks, used to keep your gear extra comfy in your bag or used as a shield against the sun when your shades just won’t do it for ya anymore.)

So, there you have it. No matter how you like to fest, this is what you need to get when you are asked the inevitable question… “got everything?” Or, as I like to think of it, “did you get the gear?”

Want to win a few of these goodies? Sign up to win this Festival Care Package from J and L City! But hurry, the contest closes Monday, June 20th!

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