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How To Enjoy A Music Festival By Sarah K

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Buy your pass ahead of time.

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Know the line up.

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Know the schedule.

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Be prepared for the weather.

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Wear comfortable shoes.

Lines can be crazy, and so can prices, if you wait til the last minute.

Nothing sucks more than spending a lot of money on tickets, just to realize there’s no one playing that you want to see.

Figure out who’s playing on what stages, and when, ahead of time. Map out where you want to go. It’ll make navigating the festival a lot easier, and you won’t end up missing the beginning of a show.

Especially in Texas, weather can be crazy. Check the forecast ahead of time. If it’s going to be rainy, be prepared to get wet. If it’s going to be sunny, put on sunscreen, pack extra to reapply, and bring water (or money to buy water inside, as some festivals don’t allow outside food or drink).

You’ll probably be doing a lot of walking, and your stylish Vans have zero arch support. If you want to look cool and keep your feet comfy, I recommend investing in some Converse.

Austin City Limits

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www.aclfestival.com What: The biggest music festival in Austin, featuring several different genres of music on 8 stages. Where: Zilker Park When: October 2 - 4, 2009

Old Settler’s

www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org What: A festival centered around bluegrass and acoustac music, with nearby camping. Where: Salt Lick Pavillion and Camp Ben McColloch When: April 16 - 19, 2009

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