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Osheaga Survival Kit

Posted by Valerie / August 3, 2008

osheaga.gifSpending two entire days at Parc Jean-Drapeau sure sounds like fun, BUT you have to come prepared. Here are a few items all Osheaga attendees should consider bringing to minimize all sorts of inconveniences.

Hospital Mask
Yes, Parc Jean-Drapeau does get dusty and you might have trouble breathing. But the mask is even more important to have around when you’re standing next to someone who has bad B.O.

Toilet Paper
Ladies (or gentlemen with a cleaner touch): keep in mind the toilets at Osheaga are quite disgusting and will most often be lacking toilet paper. It is suggested to bring your own (unless you’re OK with using brown hand paper).

Earplugs
If you want to get close to the stage, chances are the only way you’ll get through is if you stand by the speakers. Don’t miss on that opportunity and stick ‘em in.

Pepto-Bismol
After eating Dagwoods sandwiches for two days, you might want to have a few shots of the pink stuff.

Sunglasses
Using sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun is so 2007. They are now a mandatory accessory for all N.E.R.D. and / or Chromeo shows. Also, wearing sunglasses can be very useful to avoid the small talk when you run into people-you-knew-back-in-CEGEP-but-don’t-talk-to-anymore (which almost always happens).

Potato Gun
Because it’s pretty much the most awesome outdoor activity.

Camera
Osheaga is an expensive festival. Make it worth every penny by documenting it on your blog or your Facebook page. It can also be quite entertaining to take pictures of the people high on mushrooms dancing to Duchess Says or tripping out to Spiritualized.

Gravol
Required to get through Matt Costa’s set. (Or any other band you can’t stand after a song or two)

Book
Best way to look intelligent while you wait for your friends or for the next band you want to see. (Kurt Vonnegut or Paolo Coelho are safe bets.)


Anything else I missed? Add your own suggestions in the comments section, and enjoy the festival!

Discussion

15 Comments

Paloma / August 3, 2008 at 04:59 pm
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Tell me, Val, can you bring your own food? I don't think I want to drop 8 dollars on a sub or $3.50 on water...
Jenny / August 3, 2008 at 06:10 pm
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No, sadly, you cannot. They'll search your bag and confiscate whatever food you've got. And if you bring a bottle of water, they'll take away the cap.

However, if your purse or backpack -or better yet, your jacket- has some really small pocket, I recommend making use of it. Today, Sarah smuggled in a granola bar and I sneaked in a chocolate bar. When there's a will, there's a way. ;)
Sarah / August 3, 2008 at 11:40 pm
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yay chocolate covered granola!!!
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pompanette / February 23, 2016 at 08:58 pm
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rv television antenna / March 28, 2016 at 08:18 am
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Lords Mobile triche / March 31, 2016 at 04:33 pm
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There will also be the option to 'Join the Pork Side' and play as the villainous pigs.

The Green pig, King Pig, Motorcycle helmet pig, and Mustache pig
are accessible for appeals to. The mooncake will appear just left of the pigs structure.
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