Summer Festival 101: The Starter Pack

by Karine Janho, Jul 5, 2019 . 4 min read

Summer Festival 101: The Starter Pack

So you just bought tickets to attend your first ever summer festival! Best feeling ever. Time ticks as you simply can’t wait to watch your favorite artists do their magic while you sing and dance along.

Going to a live festival can be the best day of your life. However, it can also be a completely disastrous night if you’re not equipped with the bare necessities.

Take it easy though! We’re going to show you how to make most out of this unforgettable experience, step by step.

Chapter 1: The Calm Before the Storm

The excitement builds up as you get ready for your first day at the school of rock. A long hot day awaits before you, so let’s quickly go through the essentials!

Jack Black School of Rock

Although these are the absolute bare necessities, a detailed checklist is also recommended.

TIP: Apply a layer of sunscreen on every visible area on you. You certainly don’t want to look like a tomato at the end of the day. Tie your bandana covering your neck, and always pour some cold water in your bucket hat before every act to refresh. Carry the oldest ID card you own with you, and don’t forget a fair amount of cash.

 Chapter 2: Game Plan

Sun’s Out. Doors are finally open. Everybody runs. Seems appropriate, so you run like hell and try to race to the barricades, right? NOPE. FALSE. NOT REALLY. 

TIP: Be quick enough to transition. You have to take advantage of the post-set shuffle. That’s when fans who were already there are likely to move out to another activity or stage. Be opportunistic. Be fierce, with a smile. Most importantly, make friends with campers, you need them.

TIP: If you’re really close to stage, you have a high chance of catching a drum stick or guitar picks from the band. Holding a personalized poster can be a hassle all day long, however you have a high chance of securing the jack pot.

Chapter 3: The Memory Remains

Words cannot describe how important it is to take a photo or a video while you are there. In the days, months, and years that follow, every time you hear a song come that was played at the concert, you will remember that exact moment instantly.

TIP:  Treasure your ticket and the merchandise you buy as they will one day be memorabilia that might be worth more than what you think.

A music festival is truly a magical event that joins people from all over the world to listen and enjoy their favorite artists in one night. Do you have any more useful tips? Let us know in the comments section!

Further Readings – 3 Top Tips for Playing Guitar Live

 



Get our free Alternate Tunings Guide!
Submit

Check out some other similar articles

Take advantage of our biggest backer-exclusive discounts and get your hands on this next-generation automatic tuner. Back the Kickstarter campaign today and be the first to receive the Roadie 3.

Do you know when you should upgrade your guitar? That is a very personal question that will therefore have quite different answers.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Sep 25, 2020 . 4 min read

Recent discussion at tendermeets revolved around how romance inspires music and creativity for artists of all kinds.

Augusto Palmeri
Sep 15, 2020 . 5 min read

The best recording software today will work fine for experienced engineers and beginners alike. In other words, there is no such thing as the best recording software for beginners.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Sep 14, 2020 . 4 min read

Ah, good ol’ distortion lines! As someone once said: “There’s no such thing as too much distortion”, and I couldn’t agree more.

Alexis Baydoun
Sep 11, 2020 . 5 min read

The best online jamming websites are a godsend. First, they are a great way to practice. Second, they are fun. Third, they are especially useful in a time of pandemic and limited social contact.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Sep 7, 2020 . 3 min read

Is lo-fi the smooth jazz of the new generation? No. It is not. Lo-Fi is not the smooth jazz of the generation. But what is Lo-fi after all?

Rodrigo Sanchez
Sep 4, 2020 . 3 min read

On the evening of August 28, the sad and devasting news emerged. Black Panther actor and on-screen legend: Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away at the age of 43. The actor was fighting a private battle with colon cancer since 2016.

Frederik Nielsen
Aug 31, 2020 . 4 min read

Nothing can make us travel back in time like music. We all remember those special songs that we heard in special moments. Songs and albums that touched our lives uniquely.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 28, 2020 . 4 min read

Guitar pedals are a dime a dozen. There are just so many types, variations, blends, and flavors. I could write an encyclopedia on guitar pedals available.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 25, 2020 . 4 min read

Chris Cornell was one of the architects of grunge in the early 90s. He is one of the three most important figures in this movement, the other two being Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 24, 2020 . 4 min read

Some might say country music has a way of telling stories, unlike any other genre. And once you get past trucks, football, and bourbon references, you can truly hear it.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 18, 2020 . 4 min read

Turning your hobby into your profession is quite a leap. There is very little pressure in playing for fun. But for a professional guitarist, every gig is a serious matter. After all, you will be getting paid according to your abilities and the realities of the market you’re in.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 17, 2020 . 4 min read

The ukulele has seen a considerable popularity surge in the past years. This surge has been so pronounced that even major brands like Fender and Cordoba started producing ukuleles.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 14, 2020 . 5 min read

Roadie Music has followers ranging from eager beginners to seasoned professionals. Whatever your level of skill, it’s always good to aspire to become better.

Frederik Nielsen
Aug 12, 2020 . 4 min read

The notoriously resilient Lebanese. Within a single lifetime, they have been victims of civil war, foreign invasion, foreign occupancy, militia war, the assassination of leaders, the slaughter of citizens based on religion, the kidnapping of our youth.

Tamara Habchi
Aug 11, 2020 . 4 min read

A flat-six chord is a great tool to spice up a chord progression. It is one of the most common non-diatonic chord choices used in popular music and beyond.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 7, 2020 . 4 min read

Tuning is crucial. And it turns out, no one is more obsessed with tuning than a guitarist. Guitar players check their tuning excessively and for good reason. If a single string is out of tune, it can completely ruin a song (as well as your reputation).

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 4, 2020 . 4 min read

The bass might be the most underrated instrument in the band. It might also be the most important. Don’t believe me? If the guitar player, drummer, keyboardist, or singer makes a mistake, you might not even notice.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Aug 2, 2020 . 4 min read

Bob Dylan has been a staple of music and culture for over 50 years. He’s considered by many one of the greatest songwriters to ever live.

Rodrigo Sanchez
Jul 30, 2020 . 4 min read

There are countless underrated rock legends who don’t get the recognition they deserve. But imagine actually receiving critical acclaim for your work… and still not being remembered.

Frederik Nielsen
Jul 27, 2020 . 4 min read
We'll be bringing you recommended tabs and plenty of interesting quotes from guitar legends along the way!