Drinking at festivals can be a lot of fun, but it also means you may need to bring your own alcohol. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be difficult to get your hands on. Below we’ve rounded up some of the best tips and tricks for making sure you’re well-stocked with your favourite tipple, whatever festival you’re headed to this summer!
1. Keep your alcohol cool – in a box or bag (see below)
If you’re heading to a cold field festival then you’ll probably want to keep your drinks cool. This is easy to do by storing them in a box or bag under the tent. You could also try putting them in one of those foil emergency sheets – although beware they’ll get hot when you take them out.
2. Smuggle in more than you need – it’s always worth trying to smuggle in more alcohol than you think you might need!
This is a really great idea for a couple of reasons. Not only will you be able to have a few extras when they run out but you’ll also be able to save some money on the drinks. Plus, it’s a good way to make sure you don’t have any nasty surprises waiting for you on your travels!
3. Smuggle in a bottle or two – but don’t drink them all at once
If you do have a bottle of wine in your bag then it’s a good idea to keep it in a box so that it won’t go rancid on the way back to your tent. You’ll be able to drink it when you arrive, but if it gets too warm then it’s easy to re-seal it in the box.
4. Smuggle in a can – but don’t drink it all at once
If your mate or a friend has a can of beer or wine then you can fill theirs and you’ll be able to share them without having to buy more. This is a really easy way to make sure you don’t waste any of your alcohol, but it can be a bit tricky if you have more than one person in your group.
5. Smuggle in a bottle or two, and don’t drink them all at once
This is another great idea for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a way to save some money on your drinks – you can buy a bottle for less than £5, so why not just grab a few? And secondly, you can re-seal the bottle when you get home to make it last longer.
6. Smuggle in a can – and don’t drink it all at once
The last point is a bit tricky but it’s a good idea to try and keep your booze in a box or bag. This is also a good idea if you’re heading to a cold field or beach festival, as it can help keep your drinks cool.
The main reason people are smuggling in alcohol at festivals is that they don’t want to spend their hard earned cash on the drinks, and that’s why this is a great idea for festival goers. It’s also a great way to make sure you don’t end up in prison or having to pay out for a taxi home!