Updated: May 26
By: Shady Mreir
The much-awaited Lighting in a Bottle Festival is just around the corner, and it's time to prepare for an experience that will leave you breathless. As you gear up for this incredible camping music festival, it's crucial to ensure you're fully equipped with all the essentials that will take your festival adventure to the next level. We've put together a list of the top 10 must-have items that will elevate your festival experience to new heights.
RGB Light: Adding a vibrant touch to your campsite, an RGB light will create an enchanting atmosphere. These versatile lights offer a range of colors and lighting modes, allowing you to customize the ambiance to suit your mood and enhance the festival vibes. Bring the light inside the festival to serve as a bright totem when your friends lose you in the crowd, or simply as a light to make sure every squad pic you take comes out perfect, no matter the time.
Portable Charger: Stay connected and never miss a beat with a reliable portable charger. With the high energy and excitement at the festival, your devices are likely to drain quickly. A portable charger ensures your phone stays juiced up, allowing you to capture incredible moments and stay connected with friends.
A good night's sleep is essential for an energetic festival experience. Bring a comfortable sleeping mask and earplugs to create a peaceful sanctuary amidst the bustling atmosphere. These items will help you rest and recharge, ensuring you're ready for another day of music and fun.
Collapsible Liquor Containers: Friendly reminder that LIB does not allow glass bottles into the festival! (Yes that includes campgrounds!) Skip the hassle of having to pour out your glass bottles and opt for refillable liquor pouches. These convenient and eco-friendly containers allow you to enjoy your favorite beverages without the worry of breakage. Plus, they save space and reduce waste, making them perfect for the festival environment.
Eargasm Earplugs: Protect your hearing while still enjoying the music with high-fidelity earplugs like Eargasm. These specially designed earplugs reduce the volume without sacrificing sound quality. You can groove to your favorite tunes and prevent any potential damage to your ears.
Clip-On Flashlight: Navigate through the festival grounds during nighttime with ease by bringing a clip-on flashlight. This compact accessory will light up your path, making it safer and more convenient to move around after dark. You'll never have to fumble in the dark while searching for your belongings.
Disposable Cameras: Capture memories the old-fashioned way with disposable cameras. These retro devices add a nostalgic charm to your festival experience, and the anticipation of waiting for the photos to be developed will make reliving those moments even more special.
Solar & Battery Powered Generators: Ensure a reliable power source for your campsite with solar and battery-powered generators. These sustainable alternatives provide electricity to charge your devices, run small appliances, and keep your camp well-lit. Embrace eco-friendly practices while staying connected.
Enclosed Propane Stoves: LIB doesn't allow charcoal grills or open fire grills so the next best thing is an enclosed propane stove. Cooking your own meals can save you money and allow you to enjoy delicious homemade food. Enclosed propane stoves provide a safe and efficient way to prepare your meals while camping. They're compact, easy to use, and perfect for creating culinary delights amidst the festival atmosphere.
Energy Gels, Advil, Magnesium + Zinc + Calcium: Maintain your energy levels and stay prepared for any minor discomforts by packing essential supplements. Energy gels will give you an extra boost during intense dancing sessions, while Advil and supplements like magnesium, zinc, and calcium can help keep up with all of the dancing festivities with muscle recovery and overall well-being.
Here’s TWO more things to add to your checklist!
Wristband, Vehicle Stickers + Gov Issued ID
It goes without saying that you'll need your festival ticket bands, vehicle camping pass stickers and a valid form of ID to gain entry and enjoy the full experience of Lighting in a Bottle Festival. Make sure to check for these before you make your departure to the campgrounds. Keep these essential items safe and easily accessible throughout the event, as they are your gateway to all the music, art, workshops, and activities that await you.
Gifts to Give to People You Meet:
One of the most heartwarming aspects of festivals is the spirit of gift-giving and connection among attendees. Embrace this tradition by bringing small, thoughtful gifts to share with the people you meet along the way. Whether it's handmade crafts, personalized trinkets, kandy, gum, silly props, or even just a friendly smile, these gifts create meaningful interactions and foster a sense of community.
As you prepare for the enchanting Lighting in a Bottle Festival, make sure to check off these top 10 items on your packing list to guarantee a phenomenal and stress-free experience. Pack smart, stay hydrated, and immerse yourself in the magical realm of music, art, and a vibrant festival community awaiting