If you are an Austinite, or Austin-curious, you know that we are heading into festival season. It is a wonderous and beautiful period of time when people travel far and wide to attend SXSW (and all of its various incarnations), ACL, comedy festivals, comic festivals, and, a first this year, Texas VegFest. We work hard and play harder in Austin and festivals can be a full-contact sport. One bad sun burn can put you on the sidelines and, before you know it, you’ve missed Blitzen Trapper’s whole set. Dang.
While there are tons of festival guides out there, I find that there are a few gaps in the practical application arena. Do I want free beer? Of course I do. Do I want 24/7 access to tacos? Indubitably! Do I need to bring bottled water? Well, yes and no. Here are some tips to keep you ready for action during festival season.