10 Must Brings 3 Maybe Brings and 1 Leave At Home items for your JFL42 Experience (aka building your own Go For Laughs Bag)
Going to a festival is a different beast from going to a regular show, every festival is different and JFL42 is no different. Now, going to JFL42 isn’t like going to Burning Man or Coachella. There’s no need to worry about packing up your fun fur covered automobile with your giant pagan goat mask collection (one for each day of the week) or fretting over which bikini to bedeck in glitter and colour coordinate with your furry boots and glow sticks but there are some practical concerns for the enthusiastic festival goer.
After four years of going to the festival I’ve perfected my personal go bag for attending the festival. Today I’m going to walk you through 10 must haves, three maybe brings and one leave at home item to bring along with you.
While all the above are must haves, there are a few things you may want to have but are not entirely applicable to all situations or may be a bit of a pain.
LEAVE AT HOME:
One thing you will want to leave at home is your camera, in a cellphone world there’s no real need for it. While it’s nice to get a really great shot you will NOT be allowed to take this out in the venue and depending on the show (especially some of the headliners where they can get super twitchy about recording) there’s a good chance it could be confiscated. Best to leave your nice camera in the safety of your home or hotel room.
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