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How To Survive What the Festival?!: Your Definitive Guide

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Pack Clothes For Every Weather Condition

Although this might seem like a no-brainer, some people truly don’t realize how cold it can get in the evenings. You think “Hey, it’s summer, we’re somewhere in the deserts of Oregon..My high-waisted shorts and crop top will be just fine!” Those things might be great for the hot afternoons, but when the sun goes down, so does the temperature! Bring lots and lots of layers. Sweatshirts, comfy pant bottoms, leggings, whatever it is that will keep you warm at night. And remember, at WTF you can always bring something back to your campground if you decide you don’t need it. Sturdy and worn in shoes are also a must to avoid blistering.

Water! Need We Say More?

Water has to be the number one most important thing for your body at a festival. Any festival. Period. The more water you have at your campsite the better. People grab water bottles not realizing how much they are drinking, and before you know it, they’re gone! Trust us, we say this from experience. On the bright side, What The Festival does have endless amounts of free water at the refill station. It’s just up to you if you want to walk there every time you’re thirsty.

Bandannas and Protective Eye Wear Will Become Your Best Friend

You might be wondering what the bandannas are for? Well let’s just say we don’t walk around wearing these to look hood (well, maybe just a little). This festival is located in a very dry, desolate area, and when you get hundreds of people dancing on the desert floor, the dust flies. So pack some sunglasses to protect your eyes and a bandanna, scarf, or whatever you want to keep that dirt out of your lungs, and then feel free to run around the festival grounds looking like a badass ninja!

Swimming Suits

Whether this is your third year attending What The or your first, we know you have heard about the epic pool party that goes down. This has to be the number one thing that separates What The Festival from the rest of those festivals out there. If you love music, water, sand and lifeguards in g-strings, then you are not going to want to miss out on this. Pack a swimsuit!

WTF Pool Party Note the bandannas around everyone!s neck.

WTF Pool Party! Note the bandannas around everyones neck.

Extra Cash

One things that makes WTF amazing is all the food carts that they bring in. There are so many fresh varieties and choices that it’s hard to know what to choose. Want some freshly brewed coffee? You can grab that too! The only thing is, this all comes at a small cost. Bringing extra cash ensures that you can buy food, drinks, alcoholic beverages, and any souvenirs you want to buy.

Other Necessary Items:

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Your tent or a hammock (trust us, comfort is the key for being able to rage for days on end)
  • Paper plates and utensils to eat your food
  • Food, so your utensils have a use. Non perishable foods tend to be best.
  • Garbage bags. Keeping the grounds clean is top priority!
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