So, let’s get a few things out of the way first. Is BottleRock held in the middle of a dusty, desolate wasteland? No. Is it aboard a technicolor cruise ship adrift in the open sea or in a jam packed convention center with electronic DJs at the head? No. Instead, picture chilled glasses of buttery wine, delicious bites prepared by Michelin starred chefs and enough art and music to satisfy over 100,000 attendees. To top it off, it’s all set in the majestic Napa countryside. Still, a level of preparedness is required to ensure the best possible experience. Like many festivals of its kind, BottleRock serves as the ideal place for hookups, meaningful drunk conversations and lots and lots of social media status updates (I mean — how will anyone know you’re there if you don’t Instagram it?). Thus, consider this the perfect opportunity to hone your packing skills and get BottleRock ready with a simple and savvy survival kit.
1.Wine wipes – Avoid the dreaded red wine mouth. Not cute. 2. Toilet Paper – When the line is too long and you are forced to pop-a-squat. 3. First Aid Kit – You’re going to drunk fall and it’s going to hurt. 4. Condoms – Because music outside is sexy and who wants to tell their kid that they were conceived at a wine concert? 5. Hand Sanitizer – See items #2 and #4. 6. Shirt with a sassy wine-related slogan– Just in case people don’t know that’s why you’re in Napa 7. Ibuprofen – Best morning after pill out there… for hangovers. 8. Camelbak – Hands-free hydration and a little backpack for carrying whatever you plan to sneak in. 9. Flower Crown – Because, you know, music festivals. 10.Cardboard cutout of sad Michael Jordan or Donald Trump – So your friends can find you and you can really irritate whoever is performing. 11.Fanny Pack – It’s the best way to store your phone, money and illicit substances. Go glitzy with this pineapple one. 12. Deodorant Stick – Outside day drinking can get smelly. 13. Pedialyte – Back to that hangover… your head will thank you for this. 14. A Jacket – We’re in Northern California, folks. Even if it’s 95 degrees all day, the temperature will drop. There’s only so much warmth that wine blanket will provide. 15. Tide To-Go – Because there’s no way you’re not going to spill red wine all over your romper. 16. A Solar Charger – Because no one wants to lose their friends and their phone battery. 17. Wine Glass Holder – So you can leave your hands free for snacking, throwing your hands in the air or fist-bumping your bros.