Spring and summer are the key times for festival season- there’s Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, and Warped Tour just to name a few. Vans Warped Tour is unique in the fact that it lasts for over a month, with the bands traveling to locations all across the U.S. on tour buses to perform. This was my fourth time going to Warped- my first time was during my sophomore year in high school in Ventura, and then last year I bought the two day pass in Pomona. There are usually a lot of scene and screamo bands, but there’s also some more pop-punk and indie music there- for example, this year the bands The Summer Set, Echosmith, The Maine, We the Kings, All Time Low, Cute is What We Aim For, The Ready Set, and Breathe Carolina were all performing.
When packing for music festivals, the first things to put on the top of your list are bottled water and sunscreen. It’s important to stay cool, hydrated, and protected from the sun (usually it will be very hot!) So I decided to make a list of all the things I packed in my very own sparkly backpack (similar)…
What’s in my bag:
Bottled water // Ice Breaker Mints // Wallet // Icing Monopoly phone case
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you plan on buying merch, you’ll need to pack light and keep some extra space in your bag for CDs, T-shirts, posters, etc. Also, no one wants to carry around an extremely heavy bag all day long.