As a result of answering the most recent post, I thought it might be fun to start a thread of “Stuff to bring to Song School and Folks Festival that you might forget.” Years ago I made my own list. I’ll get it started, other folks can chime in.
Sleeping bag, tent, instrument, clothes.
Rain coat & Umbrella (remember “Soaks Fest” in 2008?)
Wool cap, gloves - these used to be necessary, but because of global warming, no longer so.
Jeans, light jacket - it still gets into the 50’s at night.
towel, soap, shampoo
razor, shaving cream (not applicable to women and bearded hipsters.)
Earplugs. (in case you’re camped next to one of those people who gets up at 6 in the morning and likes to talk outside your tent. Or in case YOU like to get up at 6 in the morning, and there’s a song circle that goes until 2am outside of YOUR tent. Earplugs = Tolerance)
Flashlight for walking between song circles at night (or finding your way to the bathroom at night).
Latern for your campsite.
Watch. (Unless you carry your cellphone everywhere.)
Notebooks and pens.
Songs in progress to work on or get feedback on.
Handheld recorder for capturing song ideas. (or laptop or smartphone)
Capos, picks, extra strings, clip on tuner.
A guitar stand is nice to have, but might not make the cut if you’re traveling by air.
Your merch (if you have some) to sell on Thursday night.
Last but not least… your Folks Festival TICKET!!!