I have to say I am a total outdoor summer concert pro! I’ve been attending the Long Beach Jazz Festival since the age of 12 and make it a point to attend at least one of the famed shows at the Hollywood Bowl summer concert series. My friends will attest to the fact that I know how to pack a proper (and delish) lunch, I’ve even been know to sneak the occasional guest in every now and again( but shhh that’s just between us). Fact is, I’m prepared every year for the wide range of outdoor concerts Los Angeles has to offer. But what’s all that knowledge and experience worth if you can’t impart it on others? So today I’m giving you the items I must have in my bag for any outdoor summer concert.
U by Kotex: It sucks to be on your period when you have an outdoor summer concert to look forward to, however U by Kotex® offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons. The protection is outstanding and keeps you one step ahead. U by Kotex® Ultra Thin pads with 3D Capture Core* and the Xpress DRI* cover offer crazy fast absorption to help stop leaks! Not only will protect you from the embarrassment of leaks, but the cute packaging is so unassuming, so there’s no need to worry in the event your purse accidentally spills open!
Sunglasses: I’m sure this is a no brainer, but it’s also one of the things that are forgotten after you’ve been busy planning all of your other essentials. Not only do your shades block the sun, but they also allow you the freedom to side eye the those overly thirsty fellas who automatically think linen and sandals make them Gods gift to women.
Chinese Fan: Hot isn’t an applicable enough description for the type of heat you experience at an outdoor concert, I think HELL is more proper. For that reason, it is imperative that you carry a fan with you at all times.
Baby Wipes: Outdoor concerts = outdoor restrooms, and those outdoor restrooms just aren’t that clean. However, carry baby wipes with you to mask that special port-a-pottie smell, clean your bum, and keep you from touching the germ filled doors. Aside from its use in port-a-potties, baby wipes are perfect to use for spills occurred when making the ever difficult concert plate.
Hand Sanitizer: Port-a-Potties, less than pristine venues, and food handling are the obvious reasons why this is important to pack.
Phone: The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my concert going experience is that nobody plans things perfectly. Keep your cell phone charged and available to not only capture precious moments but to keep in touch with friends who just don’t seem to show up on time.
Lotion: If you’ve been using those baby wipes, and hand sanitizer, there’s no doubt that your super clean hands need some moisture. Invest in a hand lotion to ease the ash.
So these are my summer concert essentials, do you have any of your own? How are you liking the new U by Kotex line? What’s your favorite/ least favorite thing about the brand? I’d love to know in the comments below!