If you haven’t got your ticket for Rocking The Daisies 2013 I’m sorry for you, but at least you’ve got the next 12 months to save up for your tent at the Kreef Hotel in 2014. If you do have your ticket, then you’re probably as excited as I am right now. Just one more sleep!
Rocking The Daisies 2010
I’ve been at Daisies for the past three years and I must remind you that it is the fashion show of music festivals. Basically every good looking person in Cape Town is going to be there in their best festival attire, so dress accordingly. I think that this year it is going to be all about the flower crown so if you’re a female, make sure you have one! Guys, for you they are less compulsory and more optional.
I have been on a three week culinary exploration around Cape Town (check my Instagram feed) so I am in no shape to be sunning myself in a bikini but if you are, lucky you – the weather looks like it’s going to be in your favour! Guys (male humans), you all look great anyway as long as you wear your shorts with confidence, so feel free to go forth and bask.
Obviously keep in mind that this is Cape Town and the weather can turn at the drop of a fedora, so you need to pack as if you were going on a round the world trip. Think Thailand in summer to New York in winter. Last year, Saturday night was so cold that I basically hid in tent from like 11pm, praying for morning. It also rained, so be a smarter person than me and take an umbrella even if you don’t think it’s going to rain this weekend.
If you’ve never been to Daisies before, or even if you have but you don’t have a loving girlfriend to make you a checklist/aren’t as into check lists as I am, you’re in luck because if there’s one thing I love, it’s making detailed lists of festival essentials!
What to pack for Rocking The Daisies:
- Summer attire: denim shorts, t-shirts, Havaianas
- Winter attire: leggings/jeans, socks, hoodies, beanies, scarves, big jacket, sneakers, Hunter Boots
- Swimwear, swimming towel, sunscreen
- Toiletries, bath towel
- Sunglasses, hat
- Tent, tent poles, sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, mattress if you have one (and if you do I’m sharing with you), camping chairs if you have any
- Wet wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues for your handbag/your girlfriend’s handbag, dry shampoo, lighters for other people
- Squeezy juice bottle, cooler box full of beverages, ice
- Camera, cellphone charger
- NB! Flower crown
- NB! CASH
I literally never take food to festivals because the actual act of trying to keep it cold/fresh/edible is just too exhausting to contemplate but also because there is always great food available at the festival. I once took some food to Oppikoppi and almost poisoned myself with a piece of ham.
I do however take a case of Red Bull and a bottle of tequila.
The good news is that Daisies have launched an app that will help you plan your stages and schedule, pin your tent so you don’t get lost and do lots of other clever things! Download it in the app store.