With Headwaters Country Jam this weekend and Moods of the Madison less than a month away, I thought I would offer some suggestions on my top 3 biggest personal needs at a music festival.

  • 1

    Water

    May seem like commonsense, but people can forget and some festivals can get unbearably hot. Water is your friend, and I highly recommend buying a giant bundle before any music festival. Plus, you will probably make a lot of new friends too.

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  • 2

    Deodorant

    If it's hot, which it probably will be during the summer, you will want to smell halfway decent. Get deodorant.

  • 3

    Shade

    This is also very crucial. During summer festivals it can be brutally hot and sunny. You can use all the sunscreen you want, but nothing beats good old fashioned shade. The sun drains you of your energy and a nice nap under some shade is the best remedy.