We’ve all got into a bit of bother at a festival in one way or another, so this is Pitch Magazine’s list of our favourite hacks to help make your festival experience go as smoothly as it can:
The Sunglasses Case
If you’re like me and the world falls out of your pockets every time you sit down then fear not. If you have one of those fabric sunglasses cases lying around then you can tie a handy loop around one of your belt rings, tuck the case inside your pocket and keep all of your valuables in there.
Best Place for Beers
Luckily for festival goers, the underneath of a tent seems to produce its very own micro climate capable of keeping beers cool in the very warmest of weather. So pop a few tinnies under your tent and a couple of hours later you’ll feel like Jean Claude Van Damme off that Coors Light advert.
The 21st Century Campfire
Ever wanted to wind the night down around a lovely little campfire only for ‘the man’ to say you can’t have one? Try putting a phone with its torch on face down on the floor, then put either an open carrier bag or a water bottle on top and you can sing lullabies round the camp fire to your heart’s content.
This is only really necessary at your Glastonburys or your Bestivals, where the campsites are large enough for you to get lost trying to find your way back to the tent after you’ve had a few. A little homemade flag will go a long way, acting as a beacon to you and all your inebriated friends.
Making your way through a large crowd can be an arduous task. However, if you start screaming that you’re going to be sick or loudly cursing yesterday’s curry, you’ll find the crowd will part like Moses crossing the Red Sea.
The Best Time to Eat
This one requires you to slightly alter your eating schedule (which, let’s be honest, is going to be all out of bonk anyway). If you catch food vendors just before they’re about to close, you’re much more likely to get another spoon of curry here or free chicken nugget there.
The Waterproof Bag
When you’re packing for a festival and the weatherman isn’t filling you with confidence, be sure you pop everything (clothes in particular) in a bin liner before you put it in your bag. There’s nothing worse then starting off already soaking wet.
The Meeting Point
It seems obvious but I can’t think of a time when I’ve ever done this, but remember many times that I wish I did. Setting up a meeting point comes in handy towards the end of a festival when the phones have all died and the likelihood of getting lost increases.
Knowledge is power. Do your good deed for the day and share your own festival hacks with Pitch in the comments below and we’ll repost them in Festival Hacks Part.2.