Spring is in full swing and summer is following closely behind. Each year, music enthusiasts look forward to the rising temperatures as it signals the beginning of festival season. Festivals can be found across the U.S., with some of the most popular artists playing close by in the New England area.
The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, a three-day event in New York that promoted peace and music. Devoted fans will travel near or far to see a line up of famous artists including Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, and Jay Z, who will join the iconic festival’s half-century celebration. Whether the festival lasts a day or runs through the entire weekend, fans will travel far and wide to see their beloved artists and favorite bands.
If you’re embarking on a road trip, it’s important to plan accordingly, especially if you’re planning on attending a three-day event. There are plenty of online tips where you’ll find advice on festival essentials, thanks to fellow festivalgoers who share their list of must-have items.
Everyone seems to agree that a portable phone charger should be a top priority on your packing list. Other necessities include snacks, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, wipes, and cash. Since some vendors won’t accept credit or debit cards, and ATM fees can add up quickly, you’ll benefit from having cash on hand. Vendor information is usually listed on the festival’s website, so make sure you check it out to get a better idea of how much you should bring.
You can also find a list of rules and regulations on the concert’s website, as each venue has their own set of guidelines. Most places ban outside food and beverages, so it’s important to pack items like protein bars and fruit. Reusable water bottles come in handy if the venue provides a water fountain that allows you to refill empty containers. Otherwise, be sure to factor in extra cash if you’re planning on purchasing water.
After gathering all of the basic essentials, festival attendees are likely to argue that the most important item in their suitcase is their outfit. If you’ve attended a festival then you’re familiar with the eclectic mix of colorful, and often dramatic, attire. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars are spent on outfits and accessories. Even popular stores, like Sephora, sell beauty products that are created specifically for festival season.
Whether it’s music or fashion that attracts fans to a festival, everyone should be sure to save room in your travel bag for hygiene products. There will be plenty of portable toilets available at the festival so you can freshen up during your weekend stay.
If you’re attending the Governor’s Ball at the end of May then be sure to check out our outside bathroom rentals. All of our portable toilets will be cared for by our event attendants to ensure a clean portable bathroom experience.