My sister has something like that, I need to find one, they are definitely better than a blanket that gets wet and gross.
I usually carry a backpack. I use to get a locker but I find since I can do in and outs from car camping it doesn't make as much sense to pay for a locker. I usually have my potty packs (Heidi, I love the flashlight idea, it will now be added), bottled water, sweatshirt, blanket and my smuggled in liquor. It makes for a good pillow when you want to find a shady spot and rest up.
I have a few great cross body bags that lie fairly flat, and aren't bulky but hold a good amount- a little kleenex pack (for the portapotties), sanitizer, camera, set times list, phone, money, and I also need room for my asthma and allergy meds/epipen. I'll bring a couple of choices.
I also carry a hanky. I know it sounds a bit "old lady" but I got one when I was in India, to cover my mouth/eyes in a really polluted region, or on really sweaty days where you need to pat down your brow or your neck. Now I never go anywhere without it. It's way better than tissue for this purpose because it doesn't leave little tissue bits on your skin.
I love threads/discussion about planning! It makes me look forward to April even more.
I believe I started the sequin fannypack trend, though, with my angry-looking zebra face. And then of course my multicolor sequin one. Before I found the wide world of sequins I just used a neutral one from American Apparel - I think I debuted that in '08? I don't really remember.
I plan on winning the lotto in July so you can consider my appearance at Decibel guaranteed.
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
10/22: Roman Flugel @ f8
10/25: Moodymann @ PW
11/20: The Drive by Truckers, Sturgill Simpson @ The Fillmore
Her jeweled grandma sweater is also a sight to behold. I hope it returns to Decibel again this year.
Thanks for the suggestions, you covered alot of things I would have never thought of!
1. I have worn one of Corinna's famed fanny packs, but sadly it was not sparkly. Now I feel robbed.
2. Thanks ladies for the sartorial advice. I was invited back for a final round of interviews tomorrow, and I'm fairly convinced the decision was based solely on my awesome fashion sense.
Sounds similar to mine. I have the L.U.X.E. which is a smaller women's one. Lots of easy to get to exterior pockets, it expands big enough to fit a blanket & sweater, or can be strapped down to a very small size. Backpacks that can be buckled/strapped around you are great for festivals, it's nice to be able to dance without worrying about your backpack smashing into everyone around you. One of the best investments I've made, I've had it for four years, have taken it to a dozen festivals, plus as a day pack for some long trips and at least once a week at home events/beach/park/hiking, and it's not showing any signs of wear yet.