Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shopping/Packing List - Don't Forget the Undies!

I figured I needed to do a What to Bring/Preparations post before it got too late, and for tips on food, check out my previous post here and click here for some tents I suggested. And if you thought my rage stool was awesome, you should start getting yours ready for the festival.

Now for everything else. Except clothes. I feel that everyone has their own style and whatnot, so I won’t go into that. BUT I DO SUGGEST GOOD SUNGLASSES, SUNSCREEN AND A HAT IF YOURE INTO HATS. I hate to sound like a mom, but the sun can do irreparable damage to us partiers, so it’s super important to stay sun-safe. Plus, getting burned is never any fun, so don’t let something so easily preventable ruin your weekend!!! Oh also, underwear. I don’t wanna smell yall’s butts.

Okay now really for everything else. Here’s a checklist.
  • Tarps
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlights and glowsticks (make sure batteries wont need replacing)
  • Umbrellas/shade tents (something to make base a shady area, you can get creative with tapestries and rope!!)
  • Chairs (lawn/camping/lazy boys)
  • Lots of water
  • Towels
  • Some sort of table/surface for home base
  • Trash bags (KEEP CAMP CLEAN!!!!!!)
  • Utensils
  • Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Bottle opener
  • Bug Spray (though I don’t really think the bugs bother anyone that much)???
  • Camera
  • Fun things like hoops, balls, whatever…
  • Lighters
  • Cash monaaayyyyy

And so so important: ICE
Here is what I suggest: Pack a whole separate cooler just for ice. Buy some at a gas station right outside Camp before you go in, and fill up the whole cooler. And never open it. And keep it in the shade. Only open it when you need to replenish your food/drinks cooler with more ice. Some campers have even bought dry ice, and if you think it’s necessary, you can go ahead and do that. Also wear gloves.

So I think I got everything? Print out this list when you start packing/shopping for that weekend, so you gets everythings. And if you wanna add some things or you have some unique/good ideas, comment below!!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dada-mmDada: Do the Dada

Today I'm going to feature the electro/house duo Dada Life, because they threw an awesome secret show in the city earlier this week, and it was free, and thats's super cool of them, and on top of that their music is awesome and fun.

I'm going to start off with the song I can never get out my head once I've listened to it. The music video is also super funny, and I just love artists that make good music AND make me laugh.

I gotta get my hands on a vintage '69 Rolling Stones t-shirt so I can feel even cooler when I sing along. Another really great track, which is from last year, exemplifies their "rules" -- or the Dada way of life: "Destroy dance music and have fun. Don’t look back in the past. Always go forward. Don’t think too much. Always follow the money." How does someone live by this philosophy exactly? By kicking out the epic motherfucker!!!!

Besides their original tunes, Dada Life produces really great remixes as well. The most recent Justin Bieber remix, done as a joke???? (idk), makes the pop star almost kind of cool for a second, just by doing the Dada! (Who am I kidding, I have a totally inappropriate crush on him despite the big age difference and the fact that he looks like a chick.) Anyway, Dada Life kills it with this remix, and I deep down inside really really want to hear it at Camp this summer. I think everyone secretly agrees. :)

Check out their site, it's got tons of music on it, and check out their Facebook and Twitter. They are seriously funny dudes! Enjoy!