Festivals always seem to be equal parts fun and discomfort. Amidst the glorious light shows, the gourmet bites, and the thrill of seeing your favorite artists live, there are the crowds, the lines, the port-o-potties, the barf. To make the three-day experience just a tad bit more comfortable, we rounded up nine essential gadgets to transform the festival grounds into a luxurious getaway.
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As you prepare for Outside Lands, remember it's part mega summer concert, part serious local food fest, and part hipster fashion show.
To make sure you're looking your best, we pulled together a few, fun essentials for this weekend, including: comfy-all-day wedge sandals (#4), a crossbody bag (#3) to keep those hands free for rocking out in the pit (or Instagramming photos), a killer poncho (#6) for the inevitable evening chill, and a kitschy flamingo throw (#7) to sit back and relax on all day long.
We don't know about you, but we can't wait. See you at Outside Lands!
This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.
Rock out with your kids! What better way is there to share your love of music than to take your children to a concert? But you better have your tickets because the concert billed as Coachella West is selling out fast. Here are some insider tips on how to get there and what to bring so you and your family can have the most fun!
With Phish, Muse, The Black Keys and Arcade Fire anchoring, this year's Outside Lands Festival (August 12-14) is sure to satisfy all music tastes. Want to know what will make the festival experience even more awesome? Luxe bathrooms without lines. They're a perk of a VIP ticket, along with special viewing areas for the Lands End and Twin Peaks Stages, access to VIP food concession and drink areas and lounge seating in the Polo Club with shade and massage services. VIP tickets for the weekend are $450, but we're giving away a pair of tickets ($900 value) to a reader who signs up for our newsletter within the next two weeks.
Now that it's officially summer, heading out of town sounds better than ever. Pack your car with picnic blankets and grab a spot in the shade for The Outside Lands' summer concert series, which heads up to Napa Valley July 9th for a soulful countryside show by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead.