In case you’ve been living in under a rock, Netflix and Hulu BOTH came out with documentaries about the infamous Fyre Festival in one week, effectively commencing the Streaming Wars of 2019. If you’ve seen one or both, you may be eyeing your upcoming music festival tickets with suspicion. You signed up for a fun getaway, not a reenactment of Lord of the Flies! But don’t let Billy McFarland’s antics ruin your excitement—just prepare! Below, find 10 items to bring in your carry-on…just in case.
Ponchos for Protection
Remember how horrified you were during the scene where it torrentially rained just hours before Fyre Festival attendees were set to arrive? We do too, and it’s still stressing us out. The weather is unpredictable, but bringing along a fold-up, disposable poncho can keep you happy and dry.
Slather on the ‘Screen
Who knows how long Fyre Festival-goers were left standing on the beach waiting for their tents? We bet there was a whole lotta sunburn that day. In case of a mix-up in your tent accommodations, pack along some sunscreen to protect your skin from damage.
High-Protein Snacks for Survival
We’re talkin’ trail mix, beef jerky sticks, and granola bars. If the food runs out (or was never there to begin with), you’ll want a store of high-protein goodies to keep you energized until the first flight home.
The Essential Phone Charging Hub
The worst thing about being stranded at a festival when all hell breaks loose is not having anywhere to charge your phone. A portable charging hub is a must for festival season—how are you going to live-Tweet all the mayhem if your phone’s dead?
Water Bottle & Liquid I.V. for Hydration Insurance
Aside from personal dignity, hydration is the first thing to go when thousands of people are drinking alcohol outdoors. Just in case the water truck never shows up, bring along a water bottle and some Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier. One stick in 16 ounces of water can hydrate you 2-3x better than water alone. It’s the perfect festival hydration hack.