If you follow me on Twitter you will know that for the past week or so I have been talking about Glastonbury...A LOT! It's probably the high light of my year and I can't believe it's finally here! After waiting since 2011 to set up my tent in the Pilton Fields, it's now a couple of days away and I have been extremely organised this time. I have been to quite a few festivals over the past 8 years and have cultivated a list of personal essentials, mainly through trial and error (think V festival 2007 when I forgot a mirror, putting makeup on was impossible!) I wanted to share my list with you guys in case you've never been to a festival before and are not sure what to take, or even if you are a seasoned pro we can share tips!
1- Wellies - An obvious essential, I do have a pair of Hunters but without sounding obese I find them so tight on my legs they aren't very comfortable, so this year I am sticking to my garden centre boots. Even if it doesn't rain at the festival you have to remember what the weather has been like leading up to the festival, and the thought that 120,000 people walking through the same grass, can create a lot of mud!
2 - Hat - All girls know that not washing your hair for five days can mean you might not look your best by Sunday so it is a great idea to take a hat, head scarf, wig, crown anything to distract from how vile your hair is and ideally something you can incorporate into an outfit!
3 - Coat - This is one I struggle with to be honest, I don't have a really good quality waterproof coat, and have been caught in the rain several times but I put it down to all part of the experience and I don't mind getting a bit wet watching a band I love. I will be taking this leopard print shower proof coat but am considering also taking my almost water proof wax jacket.
4 - Toiletries - I just take all of my usual toiletries, I don't worry about mini sizes or anything I just take what I already have with the addition of hand gel, toilet roll, dry shampoo and baby wipes. Everyone wants to look nice so I usually take some lipsticks and don't forget a mirror!
5 - Bits - Disposable camera and rubbish phone. I would strongly advise you don't take anything thats worth anything, because speaking from experience coming home with your new digital camera caked in mud is not something you want!
6 - Food - I don't tend to take a cooking stove mainly due to laziness but I do like to take a few bits to save a bit of money and for when you just fancy something but can't be bothered to walk down to the food vans. Dry food is the best option, I usually take biscuits, cereal bars, crisps and cold pizza for the first day.
Alongside all of these I usually take some fun bits like feathers, face paint and bindis just to jazz up my face that won't be looking it's best by Friday! Other bits you might want to think about taking are listed below:
- Bin bags - You won't believe how messy your camping area can get!
- Pillow - Nice little bit of comfort which you will appreciate.
- Plastic Cups - Drinking out of a bottle isn't that nice after a while.
- ID - Just in case you want to buy a cold pint when all your drink is warm.
- Tickets - Sounds obvious but we got half way to Glastonbury once when my friend realised his ticket was pinned up in his kitchen!
I hope this helps if you're a bit stuck on where to begin and if you are going to Glastonbury have an amazing time!!