Jazz festivals are some of the most popular music events. Those who do not understand the genre, (jazz is quite deep), do not get what the fuss is all about; however, fans of the music don’t know what is there to explain. So it is a case of ‘to each their own,’ and jazz fans do turn out in large numbers.
This should tell you that a jazz festival is a pretty crowded event. Moreover, it goes on for several days. Therefore, how you kit yourself out when attending one will largely determine whether you have a good time or not. Mind you, even with the numerous attendees, jazz festivals remain calm throughout.
Here is a list of items you need to have a great time at any jazz festival that you attend.
You have to get it right from the word go. The theme of pretty much every jazz festival is easiness, so this should guide your dress too. Most festivals take place outdoors, so it is advisable to dress lightly. Have comfortable shoes or even flip flops if you wish; there won’t be any stampede happening!
In places such as New Orleans, festivals are held on hot, sunny days. Including sunscreen as part of your ‘dress’ is always a wise precaution.
Every jazz festival you attend will definitely leave you with great memories. You will be thankful if you take the time to freeze them. Packing a camera will be a great idea. Thankfully, in the modern era, there are mobile phones with great cameras. Just ensure you charge your refurbished iPhone so that it comes to your service when you need it to capture those moments.
Blankets and Flags
At the festival, you will need to find a spot to chill out. For this reason, a blanket to spread out and sit on is a great idea. It would be best if you went for a unique style that will form a great background when you take those sun-kissed selfies. The size of the blanket you bring will depend on the number of people you are tagging along in your group.
To mark your spot, you can consider bringing a flag with you. The flag not only adds to the excitement but, if it is big enough, helps your group members to locate your spot quickly every time they move a distance away.
In the same breath, some people opt to bring comfortable chairs to complement their sitting spots. If that’s not too much baggage, you could bring one or two with you also!
A small bag will come in handy for you all. Instead of having to keep all your little essentials in your pockets, you can pool them in the bag. The bag will be handy for carrying some additional sunscreen too!