We board (or is that bored? LOL) veterans know we're going to get about 50 of these threads in the next couple of weeks. So, I thought we could throw it out there to help curtail the influx of questions.
One outfit per day. One pair of comfy shoes and one back-up. Do yourself a favor and leave the cutsie shoes at home. Your feet will thank you for it. Flip flops are fine if you're used to walking VERY FAR distances in them, they're also good for the shower trailer. A lightweight jacket for late evening.
Pain reliever - Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, etc.
Batteries - camera, flashlight or lantern, etc.
Lotion - also sunburn pain relieving spray and sore muscle rub
Seating - blanket, beach towel, folding chair, etc. (just make it something you can easily carry)
Sunglasses - eye drops are good if the dusty wind will be a problem for your eyes
First Aid - couple of Bandaids and some Neosporin will do the trick
Shade - if you're camping in the Forum this is a MUST
Camping? - tent, sleeping bag or blanket, pillow, chair, cooler, extra tent stakes and mallet
Food - think about the time you'll actually be in camp and plan accordingly
Beverages - again, how long will you actually be in camp, WATER
Personal Hygiene - do yourself a favor and put your deodorant in a baggie in the cooler. Mine melted on my sleeping bag last year.
Lighting - we didn't need our lanterns in camp in the Forum because of the stadium lights, but, you do need something for after dark bathroom trips.
Red Cups, etc. - stuff to eat your food on, with and drink your beverages out of
Bandana - you'll want to get it wet to help keep you cool inside the venue
Camera - film, extra cards, etc.
Money - for souvenirs, food, beverages and water in the venue, ice in the campgrounds, etc.
Lip Balm w/sunblock - thanks for this one Countrygurl!
Back up prescription eyeglasses and repair kit, trash bags - thanks KC4avon
Paper Towels - got this from Kitty and IHML's packing list, thanks Ladies
Backpack - or some type of carry all bag to use going into the venue. Much better than a purse! - thanks Ms. Jenn
Extra contact lenses - thanks Lizzy
I have a luggage cart that folds up that I got from Walmart. It can hold up to 200 pounds and I use it to bring my stuff from the car to the campsite. It was a major help last year getting all the gear in, especially the cooler since my daughter is too young to be able to help carry the heavy stuff. Just an idea.
Less is more. Look at how long you'll be away from home. Ask yourself what you NEED for that time frame knowing you'll be camping, walking, in the heat, etc. If you can't say for certain you'll use it, seriously consider leaving it behind.
Leave your jewelery and valuables at home.
DO NOT put your ticketmaster tickets in your car. They will turn black and be ruined by the sun.
If you're driving more than an hour or so, get your car serviced. Also arrange with someone at home to have spare keys and directions to the venue in case you need to be rescued because you lost your keys or your car broke down.
Stagecoach Tank Top/T-Shirt to be worn on Saturday.
I brought so much stuff last year, 'just in case'. I'm not making that mistake again!
Everything in bold has been added after the fact. I'll keep this a running list so check back.