WHAT TO PACK:
1. Your favourite band's t-shirt. Make sure it's from a few albums ago, so you look like a true fan. It's never cool to actually buy the shirt at the festival, right? (Radiohead t-shirt, amazon.com)
2. Comfy kicks. You'll be on your feet most of the day standing under relentless sunbeams, so bring good shoes. These Fred Perry's are ankle-high, letting your feet breathe, and the grey shade will help hide the layers of filth sure to accumulate after thousands of festival hippies trample your feet. (Fred Perry.com)
3. Wristwatch. Pretty self explanatory. "Dude, meet me at the merch tent at 2:30 after The Black Keys" (michaelkors.com)
4. Easy breezy shorts. Don't punish yourself in pants when it's +40 and you're standing in a desert. Show off those gams in some comfortable cotton shorts. (shorts, hm.com)
5. Bandana or scarf. This is one item you'll be thanking me for later. It will come in handy over and over again from keeping dust storms out of your eyes and mouth, wiping the sweat off your brow, protecting your neck from major sunburn, soaking up spilled beer on your shirt and disguising yourself from that creepy girl who waits outside your tent every morning hula-hooping. (Bandana, Etsy.com)
6. Sunscreen! I can't stress this enough. Try Coppertone's Continuous Spray sunscreen for easy application. You can't enjoy yourself if your red, blistered face is peeling off.
7. Shades. Protect those peepers and most importantly: look cool. (tortoiseshell sunglasses, hm.com)
8. Hipster hat. Again, this is all about hiding yourself from the sun while you're running from stage to stage throughout the day.
9. Socks galore. Pack lots of socks as you may want to change them two or three times a day. Your feet will be sweatin' from hours of walking and dancing, and you'll prevent sad, sore feet if you keep your tootsies happy with thick, cotton socks.