T minus 3 sleeps until I’ll be entering the magical land that is Cream fields. I’m not even going to lie, I’m pretty anxious about going. 3 days of alcohol, sun and amazing music doesn’t sound bad? Well I’m thinking about the uncomfortable camping surrounded by thousands of intoxicated ravers and portable toilets.
I’ve always been the type of gal who loves a good list. So, to make sure my time goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible I’ve wrote the ultimate festival check list.
As a first-time festival goer, I wasn’t sure what kind of bag would be practical and fit everything in. I didn’t want to take a suitcase because I can’t imagine anything worse than dragging it through miles of mud but then I didn’t want one of those huge back packs and look like my geography teacher trekking through the lake district. After a few days browsing the internet I decided that the ugly backpack was the way forward.
3 days,3 outfits and one to travel in. Festival fashion has exploded this year and its constantly thrown in your face every time you online shop, so I can’t say I was stuck for choice. I went for the full festival glitter look and if you know me at all, that’s right up my street. Don’t forget a good pair of wellies or boots, a waterproof coat and a killer pair of sunglasses that will match all 3 outfits.
I think we’ve all probably got to a destination and forgot the one thing we needed. Please don’t forget your tickets.
No doubt that every second of the full festival will end up on my snapchat story and 10000 photos will be taken. Cream fields actually provide a phone charging station but to cut costs, stock up on a few portable chargers to make sure you capture everything.
So, it turns out you’re not allowed to take any aerosols into the festival with you, probably because some drunken teenager will throw it on a fire or something. This creates a bit of an issue because crowds + heat means I’m probably going to be sweating a considerable amount. Luckily, deodorant wipes are now a thing. You’re also going to need a toothbrush, normal wipes, makeup remover, sun cream and stuff to make you smell good.
Glitter and makeup:
I think it goes without saying that I plan on having every visible inch of my body covered in glitter and jewels. When else is it acceptable to do that? Gyspy shrine have an unreal collection. As for makeup, I’m probably only going to take the bare essentials and a bright eyeshadow palette.
A bum bag as a festival is a must. Carrying round a large bag would just restrict my dancing and two stepping.
I’m there for 3 days. A standard burger and chips from a van is going to cost me £11 and while I’d love to have a fat filled diet for the entire duration, I don’t think my bank balance would agree. So, I’ve stocked up on crisps, flapjacks and cereal bars to keep me going.
I picture myself doing a full Bridget jones and stumbling back to a tent I think is mine only to find myself amongst a group of strangers. To avoid this, I’m going to stock up of a few torches to make stumbling back to my tent drunk a little easier and less time consuming.
Do you have any festival essentials?