So what do you wear all weekend long to a concert that shifts from day to night? I’m here to lend a (semi-serious) helping hand.
First things first: there are three days to this festival. That means three outfits—and you can do absolutely anything you want with them (assuming you’re going all three days). Don’t limit your creativity to one day! Or, if you’re lazy, you can wear the same outfit all three days. Just don’t Instagram a photo-a-day (Pro tip: maybe don’t do that anyways).
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These are easy must-haves but are easily forgotten. I made the list so you don’t have to.
- Sunscreen: If you’re out all day and don’t reapply your sunscreen at least every two hours, you’re going to get toasted. How miserable will that be by day two? Or worse yet, how miserable will you be at work / school Tuesday morning?
- Aloe: For those of you who didn’t follow my suggestion à la numero uno.
- Band-Aids: There are three days of non-stop music across four stages. If you’re anything like me, you’re running all over the complex, which can mean something show stopping (not showstopping): blisters. Blisters are the bane of my festival existence. If you don’t get them, your friend will. The only thing worse than getting blisters yourself is missing an artist you want to see because your friend is hobbling at the pace of a toddler learning to walk on gravel.
- Chapstick: It’s like sunscreen for your lips.
- Sunglasses!!!!! Didn’t you read any of the literature about the eclipse burning your eyes?
- Something to carry it all in: A satchel, a fanny pack, a backpack, cargo shorts; it’s up to you. You’ll also be able to carry your ID, keys, and cash.
These things are useful, but you don’t have to bring them.
- Hat: It’s an umbrella for your head! Ever had your scalp sunburned?
- Refillable water bottle: Save the environment without sacrificing at festivals with these other useful tips.
- Gum: Nothing worse than a mouth-breather bearing down on the back of your neck in a pit while trying to enjoy the tunes, right? Okay, maybe a foul-smelling mouth breather.
- Deodorant: Re-read number three but switch everything to body odor.
Did I miss something you think is a must-have? Let us know on Twitter. For now, we’ll move on to outfits.
What to Wear
You’re going to a themed festival. Electric Zoo. Let’s embrace that theme. It’s the year of the elephant! Dress up as an animal. You can do it anyway you like!
- For the “Peacock”: You’re going above and beyond. Conversational piece. You’re probably the hype man of the group. Wear an inflatable of sorts.
- For the “I want to dress in theme, but I also don’t want to wear a three-foot inflatable” person: Onesies are your only option I guess.
- For the “Elana, you’re a psychopath who wears a onesie in 80° sunshine” person: Get hot easily? Face paint is your friend!
- For the truly “out there”: Technically the theme is “The Sixth Boro,” so you could dress up as a building or something similar in the theme of New York City.
That’s all I’ve got. What are you wearing for E-Zoo? Let us know on Twitter.
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