If the recent blast of Scottish sunshine is anything to go by, we expect T in the Park’s 20th anniversary to be a glorious scorcher.
Yes, it’s that time of year again when 100,000 music fans take to the fields at Balado, Kinross and say a prayer to the sun gods, hoping that Travis’ rendition of ‘Why does it always rain on T?’ hasn’t been set as a permanent jinx on Scotland’s biggest and best summer festival.
To all the campers pitching their tents today (Thursday), we salute you. You represent the hard core festival goers willing to stick it out come rain or shine (or in last year’s case, come multiple mud slides).
So here’s the do’s and don’ts for T from the festival lovers at Scotcampus:
DO remember you are Scottish which means you’ll probably burn almost immediately under the hot sun. As far as we know, the lobster look isn’t trending this summer so do the right thing and pack high factor sun cream to soak it up the safe way.
DON’T over pack. Anyone that’s been to a festival before will know the lengthy trek to find a camping spot is best done without the weight of a small bear on your back. Plan a few nice outfits and stick to them. Opt for light dresses and cool tees.
DO bring a hoodie for night time. If it’s hot hot hot during the day, chances are it’s going to be chilly baltics when the sun goes down. Stay warm and embrace the after-hours partying without shivering like Pengu.
DON’T underestimate the weight of your booze. Ditch unnecessary mixers and only take what you think you’ll drink. Us Scots are fantastic inventors and previous struggle-free booze carriers include granny trollies, wheely bins and snow sledges. Take a bow folks.
DO visit the T Break and BBC Introducing Stage. Acts such as Florence and the Machine, Twin Atlantic and White Lies all played for the first time on these stages so catch the next big thing early and gloat in three years when they’re playing the main stage!
DON’T waste your time taking selfies. Yes we all want to capture memories of the big weekend but please remember to have fun in the real world too. Try to enjoy your favourite band with your own eyes rather than through the lens of a camera as you film the entire set. Real memories last forever, poor sound quality videos are likely to be deleted straight away.
So there you have it. Drink responsibly, have a ton of fun and if you want to dance like there’s no tomorrow we suggest you catch Earth, Wind and Fire on the main stage on Sunday for the ultimate disco party.