In case you haven’t heard, Ultra Music Festival sold out in record time this year! Craziness, I KNOW! The 50 day countdown officially starts today! Craziness x2, I KNOW! In the meantime, I would like to provide you all with a little lesson about fanny packs. All jokes aside, fanny packs are our friends. Fanny Pack says click me! (Yeah, I think I’m funny)
In my opinion fanny packs are the most practical way to keep all of your personal belongings right by your side, or fanny. When I went to see Kaskade @ Roseland Ballroom for Halloween weekend, I made the trip with nothing but a fanny pack and the Raspberry Girl costume that I wore on the bus (thankfully, I only live 45 minutes outside of the city so I could refuel, reload, and get ready for round two in the comfort of my own home). Anyway, let’s get to the point.
Pictured on the left are some girls of Sigma Delta Tau’s Delta Gamma Chapter sporting their pink SDT Fanny Packs!
FANNY PACK NECESSITIES:
1. Cellphone. Obviously no girl in this day and age walks around anywhere without her Blackberry or iPhone. However, as a warning, service is scarce at these festivals and it’s a good idea to time stamp all of your texts. If you can turn of 3G, that is another great way to ensure that your texts go through faster and your battery doesn’t die – because, trust me, you don’t want to be walking around without any connection to your friends.
2. Identification. If you are under 21, don’t think that you can leave your ID at home. It’s a good idea to carry your driver’s license and some sort of backup, whether it’s a school ID or credit card. For those that are of the legal drinking age, of course you already intended on bringing that ID for all the Miami drinks you want.
3. Sharpie! You never know when you are going to run into a famous DJ or a celebrity who is just walking around enjoying the show. Get that autograph!
4. Camera. Bring one to take pictures of all of the incredible moments that you are going to have at the show! Get together with a bunch of your friends and show off your rave gear. These pictures will go up on Facebook, and who knows you might find a super cute prof pic! * Make sure you don’t bring a professional or dSLR camera unless you have a special media pass.
5. CASH $$! There are so many cool things to buy at these things, and there’s no such thing as a sure-thing that the ATMs will be working (they were broken at Electric Zoo this past year). So learn from my mistake! You will want to buy food, water, and some merchandise from the various venders.
FANNY PACK NONSENSE:
1. Make up. Sorry girls, there’s no point in packing the entire Sephora store in your bag. It will be hot and make up won’t be necessary. Everyone is in the same boat, but forget about your eyelashes and “naturally” rosey cheeks and enjoy the atmosphere.
2. Outside food or beverages. There will be so much food and beverage vendors once you get passed security, just hold off your thirst and hunger for a little bit longer.
3. Opened pack of cigarettes. Usually the employees that are searching your bags and pockets will confiscate anything that might be suspicious like an opened pack of cigarettes. If you plan on smoking at the show, don’t open it before you get through security.
4. Glowsticks. Just buy them once you are passed security.
5. Illegal substances. No.
By packing as lightly as possible, you will be able to dance and enjoy yourself more. Can’t wait until UMF 2012! See you there!
Emily is majoring in Health: Science, Society, & Policy with a minor in Legal Studies from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She enjoys listening to music, cooking, and hanging out with friends. She is more than happy to hop on a bus to New York for an electro-filled weekend and write reviews for all the shows that she sees.
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