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Avoid These Common Festival Mistakes



Even seasoned festival-goers make errors. Not knowing where you’ll be camping, not packing the essential items, and so forth. I’ve been going to festivals for over a decade, and I can honestly state that I’ve made many mistakes along the way, but what matter is that I learned from them! In this article I will be sharing my Festival Mistakes, so you don’t make them.

Picking a bad camping location

Picking the correct camping location may make or break your festival experience, and after some trial and error, I’ve figured out which locations are superior to others. Getting a good camping location is a mix of luck, common sense, and expertise – so why not improve your chances by influencing a few of them?

Here’s a quick ‘find a good camping location’ checklist:

✓ Keep a reasonable distance from the toilets and water faucets.

✓ Keep your tent’s placement at least 50 feet from paths to prevent people tripping over it at night and mucky ground near your tent.

✓ Make sure you’re not on a hill (and if you must be, keep your legs downhill when resting).

✓ Try to keep the walking distance to your pick-up and drop-off location relatively short.

✓ Near to a landmark or something recognized to help you find your tent.

Over Packing

It’s tempting to believe that having more clothes to pick from is a good idea “just in case.” Or that having more clothing choices makes you more versatile at the festival.What exactly is it that we think we’re capable of? We aren’t Beyoncé, changing costumes every song at a concert on tour. Before the festival, prepare a week’s worth of clothing and store it in separate packing cubes in your luggage. You won’t have to rummage around for anything to wear.

Taking too many pieces of clothing, on the other hand, is a pain to carry and we’ve all made this mistake at some time or another! Your friends will be happily searching for a camping spot with their little (average-sized) backpack and tent. However, you will be crammed like a pack mule, weighed down with luggage! You’ll be dripping wet and straining as the day wears on!

Trust me, I know what it’s like to be overloaded. Carrying your alcohol, food, tent, camping gear, and any other necessities will be heavy enough, Then throw in all of your clothing and you’ll soon be groaning as well!

Failing to bring adequate clothing

I’ve previously complained about overpacking, but bringing insufficient items can also be a problem. Depending on the time of year and the location, you cant expect all festivals to be summer vibes and Coachella like sunshine. Even if you get fortunate during the day, temperatures may plummet at night (do some googling on the location before packing). We’ve been to festivals where we had to buy coats from a booth because we became chilly at night. We had dressed for the desert and been bombarded by a chilly and minor rain storm!

Essentially, pack a raincoat, a pair of leggings/jeans, and a jumper in the event that the weather isn’t on your side! In this situation, being slightly over prepared is preferable to spending a lot of money because you weren’t.

Not Staying Hydrated

I’m terrible at keeping track of how much water I drink on a daily basis, but throw in a festival, and things can go horribly wrong. Make a point of being more ecologically friendly at your next festival by carrying a reusable water bottle with you to fill up with water. I’ve been to a lot of festivals, and the majority/all of them have had outdoor drinking faucets where you can fill up a reusable bottle. I also suggest a insulated bottle to keep you from waking up or returning to hot water if you leave it in your tent all day.

Not getting enough rest

I understand how difficult it is to wait months for tickets to festivals (particularly if you’re new to the scene, or it is your first fest Post-Covid), and you want to see as much of them as possible. However, festivals are not a race. I’ve gone back to my tent in the early hours of the morning for two-day festivals, or just fallen asleep when the sunlight was coming up. However, with some festivals lasting three to five days or even seven days, you must ensure that you get enough rest in order to enjoy yourself from start to finish, whether it’s day one or day five.

Not thoroughly researching the Festival schedule

When deciding whether to attend a music festival, most people are familiar with at least a few of the headliners, and it’s likely that they had an impact on your decision to go. However, every festival will feature some lesser-known but nonetheless fantastic artists who are just starting out in the music industry and need assistance from the public to get their names out. I wish I had thought of it previously for the various festivals I’ve attended. Festivals are always full of great lesser acts that everyone says are “epic” and “must see,” but I didn’t find out about them until after the event!

Take a look at the names lower down the list as well! Listen to them online before you go and then, when you get to the festival, you’ll be able to see a lot of different performers that you might have overlooked! Festivals start before 9 p.m. and there are more artists than the ones on the main stage. I’ve seen some of the most amazing bands and artists at festivals that (at the time) I had never heard of.

At all times, I should have had my paper ticket/confirmation/ID with me

So, this was one of my biggest blunders, but if you leave the site to go to your car for food or drink, some festivals will demand that you show a paper ticket when you return. You’ll also need to show identification at a bar in order for you to purchase alcoholic beverages. I have definitely made this mistake. I forgot my paper ticket when I went out to my automobile to get something. I discovered this before leaving the site, but it meant that I had to trek all the way back to my tent (45 min walk or more) before returning again to to my car!

Not having a large tent

This was a blunder I committed at my first overnight event. So we went camping with a two-man tent, thinking that it would be plenty of room for the two of us and that a smaller tent would be more convenient to set up, carry, and use. Many of these are valid points, but our friend (who arrived to the festival a day before us) kindly set up the tent for us, allowing us to see how big of a mistake we had made. We had not seen the tent before this point and The tent was tiny, like a kids’ beach tent, and it barely fit one person – we couldn’t even lie down next to each other or get changed. Since then, I’ve always used a tent that I can stand up in for more individuals than were staying in it. With this method, I have plenty of room to sleep, store my belongings, and change without playing a muddy, intoxicated version of Twister with my tent pals.

That concludes my list of the most common festival mistakes! I hope you learned something from this and that it helps you plan for future festivals!

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What Louis Tomlinson Thinks About A Possible One Direction Reunion



After breaking out in the media with hits such as “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Story Of My Life,” “Best Song Ever,” and more, 1D took the world by storm (via Digital Spy). However, in 2015, the boy band shocked their devoted followers when they announced that they will be taking a break. According to E! News, the group shocked their fans by announcing that they would go on hiatus in 2015. After Zayn Malik announced his intentions to leave 1D, the band decided to disband in order to focus on their own solo projects.

“They are great friends and fully support one another,” a source said of the group. “They are very aware that they are able to work on their own stuff as well as remain together. This is an exciting time for them creatively and as a group.” However, it appears that at least one member of One Direction was in opposition to the split.

Before the break, Tomlinson told The Guardian that he was feeling optimistic about the band. “In the last year of One Direction, I was probably the most confident I ever was,” he said. “And then it was: ‘OK, hiatus!'” He acknowledged that he struggled against it, but ultimately lost.

Since then, One Direction has yet to record any new music. The group’s future, on the other hand, appears promising.

Did Louis Tomlinson hint at a possible 1D reunion?

According to Cheat Sheet, since announcing the group’s hiatus in 2015, One Direction members have been working on their solo careers and other activities like beginning families. Louis Tomlinson recently spoke out about a possible reunion and left fans wondering if there could be hope for the group in the future, despite Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik all remaining quiet on the subject of a reunion.

In 2021, Tomlinson took part in the WIRED Google autocomplete challenge, answering queries about himself that fans most search for on the internet. He went through his tattoos, color of his hair, eye color, and more before finally getting to One Direction. When asked about the group he replied, “Good time in my life. Hopefully, we come back.” The return of an iconic logo inspired fans to believe that perhaps, just maybe, the band was reuniting. Fans also noticed that when Tomlinson referred to 1D as the band he “is” in before correcting himself to say “was,” he made a minor slip of the tongue.

Could Harry’s comments be hinting at a One Direction reunion? Despite the fact that it appears improbable for now, fans have not stopped hoping for the group to reunite and create new music in the future.

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This Is How Elton John Got His Name



Elton John is one of the most famous names in modern music, with his distinctive appearance and voice, as well as instantly-recognizable songs. It’s difficult to find many individuals who haven’t heard Elton John, better known as “The Rocketman,” thanks to his signature song of the same name. In fact, the Elton John biopic film released in 2019 was called “Rocketman” because the word is so easily identifiable with John (via IMDb).

However, prior to his career as “The Rocketman” and even before he earned the moniker “Elton John,” he was known by a different name. He actually went by his birth name, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and dropped out of school at the age of 17 to pursue a music career (via Biography). He eventually changed his name because he was becoming more successful, however even the film documenting his life didn’t get his change of name right.

Elton John chose a new name on the fly

The film “Rocketman” tells audiences that Reginald Kenneth Dwight changed his name to Elton John after meeting John Lennon, the famous Beatle. Lennon, on the other hand, had nothing to do with how Elton John got his name. Another singer known as John also existed.

According to a 1991 interview with Rowan Atkinson, Reginald Dwight was a member of the group “Bluesology” and decided to go it alone, hence the name change. He said he chose the name Elton after a saxophone player in the group because he wanted to branch out on his own. In a 1990 interview conducted after the release of his CD box set entitled “To Be Continued…”

“I was in Bluesology, and we were coming back from a Long John Baldry gig somewhere, and we got a bus from London airport to London and someone said, ‘We’ve made it now, so what are you going to call yourself?'” John said (via The Wrap). “The saxophone player in the band was called Elton Dean, a very good jazz sax player, and the only other Elton I could think of was Elton Hayes, who recorded the song ‘The Owl and the Pussycat.’ So I took ‘Elton’ from Elton Dean and ‘John’ from Long John Baldry. I wanted to choose a name that nobody had, and it was as quick as that.”

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Fans Think Britney Spears Is Pregnant According to Them



When Britney Spears updated her Instagram Story, she may have started a rumour about herself. The singer and her partner Sam Asghari are relaxing on Maui, Hawaii at present. While posing for photos with her adoring public, Spears revealed that lately she hasn’t felt too well (via Fox News).

“I think I have a small bug … the only thing that is similar to this feeling is when I was pregnant…” the star wrote as a caption to the clip. She continued, “it’s the nausea that is the worst … It’s like I can’t wake up so I go to the gym trying to wake my system up !!!”

Spears continued her post by writing, “It’s like clockwork … I break my first sweat then I go to the bathroom and throw up… it’s absolutely horrible but then I stay at the gym because I don’t want to go home and lay sick in bed …. I keep going and [at] night I go dancing and my system starts to get clarity … Dude … this has been going on for a month and if someone has this you’re not alone !!!”

Following her return to Instagram, fans immediately started speculating about whether she is expecting again, with one user writing, “She’s pregnant again.” “Awwww baby on the way.” “Morning sickness my dear,” echoed another fan.

More Spears fans were reacting to her tweet about pregnancy on Twitter.

She has confirmed that she wants to conceive again

The celebrity’s message about being sick for a month caused Twitter to go wild. “Britney girl…your nausea has lasted for a month and the only other time you felt like this was when you were pregnant???? who’s gonna tell her?” asked one fan. “I think it’s time to get a pregnancy test PLS,” someone else tweeted.

The rumor mill was still in operation, with another individual adding, “Girls Britney is pregnant. Throwing up every morning for a month…. And she even said herself she’s never felt like this except when pregnant….”

Although she enjoyed her first title, Spears is still determined to have another kid. As the whole world heard during her conservatorship hearing as she tried to terminate it, Spears, who is a mother of two adolescent sons, wants to conceive another child. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have an IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant,” the pop star testified. “I wanted to take the IUD out so I could start trying to have another baby. But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have any more children,” she said (via Billboard).


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