Oh, you guys. It’s fully upon us: summer music festival season, which for some of us means packing up the entire family to dare the crowds, the heat, and the occasional disoriented daytime psychonaut at our favorite festies.
After the amazing experiences I had with my family last year at Oregon’s Beloved Festival (which featured higher numbers of naked yoginis than psychonauts, which is just about my speed these days), I’m in full-fledged preparation mode to head back to the festival again in August. Noise-cancelling headphones? CHECK. Walkie-talkies to replace the ones that got trashed when our van was stolen earlier this year? CHECK. Deep breathing exercises to prepare myself for inevitable melt-downs from my pre-schooler? CHECK.
- A gigantic guide to bringing your young child(ren) to Bonnaroo
- Tips for helping your family rock at music festivals
- Parenting tips from a teen who grew up going to festivals
…but I’d love to know what you guys are doing to prepare for this summer’s festivals.
Any secret tips that saved your sanity at last year’s fests?
Supplies you wouldn’t go without?
Breathing exercises I should be practicing?
…And who will I see at Beloved?