What Do I Need For Festival Season – The Festival Basics
June 5, 2017 (No Comments) by Ryan Corry

If like me, you watched a lot of American made young adult TV shows when you were growing up, which every now and again portrayed how fun and simple festivals are then I’m sorry to burst your bubble. While they were honest about the fun side they are by no means honest with the simple portrayal. We’ve come up with a few things you’re going to need to bring with you to each festival to make sure you have a blast and create memories you want!

A TENT

tent at a festival

Remember that show you watched, there’s loads so take your pick. Well, we were all jealous when they rolled up at some sunny park or desert on the West Coast and found their hotel rooms or 9-man tents all ready to go. Unfortunately, those kids also had parents with millions in the bank that had covered the cost of elite level/gold package/premium level (or whatever else it gets called) camping for their stay. Yours did not, time to get down on your hands and knees in the dirt and start sorting out the frame of your ‘cosy’ tent.

TOILET PAPER

loo roll at a festival

Also known as butt cleaning paper. Trust me… if you’re lucky you’ll be able to use an actual toilet. Added Bonus tip; hand sanitiser… and lots of it.

WELLIES

wellies

If you’re from this lovely little island, you’re probably ahead of me on this one. If you have come from afar to join us in Ireland, I have a phrase that an old teacher of mine used to like: Remember where you are, not where you came from. This is not Coachella where you will be dressed and painted like a superstar and may even meet some celebrities. It’s a field in some obscure part of Ireland and the blades of grass left can be counted on one hand. Prepare for mud.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

In that US TV show you watched, they were all sparkling clean each morning. That’s not going to happen to you. You’ll be filthy, showering mainly in deodorant so bring extra clothes to at least give off the aura of a clean person. We’ve got massive respect for this fella who is really embracing the festival feel and gone balls in on the idea of the muddier the better. #HERO

DRINK

festival beer

This is not a party from a TV show. You will not turn up to meet loads of outgoing, friendly people and have a drink put in your hand at every chance. This is a music festival in Ireland. You will need to bring your own drink and you will need to mind it.

FOOD

festival food

Handy to have but you probably won’t even use it because of the beautiful grub you’ll get at the food stall… On second thought, stick to the liquid foods. Like beer!

CONTRACEPTION

CONTRACEPTION

For the love of god, this is not Vegas. What happens at music festivals, absolutely does come home with you. Don’t be silly…

DOCUMENTS

age card id

We all have one in our group of friends who will be on the bus or train on the way to the festival and suddenly realise that they have forgotten to bring either ID or their ticket. While we all want to say we wouldn’t leave any man behind, you never know until that situation arises.

Well there you have it. All the basics that the average idiot needs to take on any Irish festival. (Bloom included) Make sure you take all this advice on board because it can turn a great opportunity into a disaster and ruin your whole festival experience.

Ryan Corry
Jack of all trades, master of none. Optimistic Sunday league footballer and occasional PRO. Claim To Fame – I once played Minor at the age of 20.

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What Do I Need For Festival Season – The Festival Basics
June 5, 2017 (No Comments) by Ryan Corry

If like me, you watched a lot of American made young adult TV shows when you were growing up, which every now and again portrayed how fun and simple festivals are then I’m sorry to burst your bubble. While they were honest about the fun side they are by no means honest with the simple portrayal. We’ve come up with a few things you’re going to need to bring with you to each festival to make sure you have a blast and create memories you want!

A TENT

tent at a festival

Remember that show you watched, there’s loads so take your pick. Well, we were all jealous when they rolled up at some sunny park or desert on the West Coast and found their hotel rooms or 9-man tents all ready to go. Unfortunately, those kids also had parents with millions in the bank that had covered the cost of elite level/gold package/premium level (or whatever else it gets called) camping for their stay. Yours did not, time to get down on your hands and knees in the dirt and start sorting out the frame of your ‘cosy’ tent.

TOILET PAPER

loo roll at a festival

Also known as butt cleaning paper. Trust me… if you’re lucky you’ll be able to use an actual toilet. Added Bonus tip; hand sanitiser… and lots of it.

WELLIES

wellies

If you’re from this lovely little island, you’re probably ahead of me on this one. If you have come from afar to join us in Ireland, I have a phrase that an old teacher of mine used to like: Remember where you are, not where you came from. This is not Coachella where you will be dressed and painted like a superstar and may even meet some celebrities. It’s a field in some obscure part of Ireland and the blades of grass left can be counted on one hand. Prepare for mud.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

In that US TV show you watched, they were all sparkling clean each morning. That’s not going to happen to you. You’ll be filthy, showering mainly in deodorant so bring extra clothes to at least give off the aura of a clean person. We’ve got massive respect for this fella who is really embracing the festival feel and gone balls in on the idea of the muddier the better. #HERO

DRINK

festival beer

This is not a party from a TV show. You will not turn up to meet loads of outgoing, friendly people and have a drink put in your hand at every chance. This is a music festival in Ireland. You will need to bring your own drink and you will need to mind it.

FOOD

festival food

Handy to have but you probably won’t even use it because of the beautiful grub you’ll get at the food stall… On second thought, stick to the liquid foods. Like beer!

CONTRACEPTION

CONTRACEPTION

For the love of god, this is not Vegas. What happens at music festivals, absolutely does come home with you. Don’t be silly…

DOCUMENTS

age card id

We all have one in our group of friends who will be on the bus or train on the way to the festival and suddenly realise that they have forgotten to bring either ID or their ticket. While we all want to say we wouldn’t leave any man behind, you never know until that situation arises.

Well there you have it. All the basics that the average idiot needs to take on any Irish festival. (Bloom included) Make sure you take all this advice on board because it can turn a great opportunity into a disaster and ruin your whole festival experience.

Ryan Corry
Jack of all trades, master of none. Optimistic Sunday league footballer and occasional PRO. Claim To Fame – I once played Minor at the age of 20.

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