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Are You Festival-Ready?

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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.

Festival Gear
From far left: water bottle, sunglasses, koozie, phone, energy bars, small backpack, pain killers, Tiger Balm, sunblock, notebook to hold tickets, passes, and memories.

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.

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