Festivals, Mable-Style

We are well into festival season, and I will be attending my very first one ever soon. That's right, this 40-something year old punk rock gal prefers small clubs and intimate settings, but I'm venturing from my old, cranky ways and will experience my first festival at the end of this month, Punk Rock Bowling. Go big, or go home, right? (Can I be in bed by 10pm? No? Damn.)

So I have been picking friends' brains about what to do, where to stay... the ins and outs and secrets of attending a festival as a punk rock woman. Their advice was so good I didn't want to keep it just for myself. So I am sharing it all with you in hopes that it helps you, or you can add any additional advice that might help others.

Mable friends, including Danielle, Babbs and Maria all sent along some kick-ass pointers, so, in no particular order, here they are...

1. Bags: Punk Rock Bowling, and most other festivals, have strict bag policies. For Punk Rock Bowling's policy, see here: https://www.punkrockbowling.com/bag-policy-2018/ But this means, no giant mom-purse for me. How will I survive?? I need.....stuff. Danielle had a genius answer. Large Ziplock bags are okay, but who wants to carry that around all day? Bags will be for sale inside the