SunFest Secrets Uncovered: Tips to Maximize Your Festival Experience

Categories: Music Festivals

Alex Markow

Don't blink too long, or it'll already be SunFest!

For the average downtown West Palmer, our whole year revolves around this five-day festival of awesomeness. It's basically the only time any huge national music acts come to Clematis. Oh, and wait, there're like 50 of them!

For the newbie, this change in downtowniness might seem overwhelming. To make sure you are fully prepared to dive into the SunFest madness, headfirst, we put together a list of insider tips from a sampling of seasoned SunFesters. Here is how they suggest you maximize your experience.

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Pick a Meeting Place
A real one with crossroads and shit. You will quickly see how important this is when your friend texts, "We are to the left of the lamp post by the beer cart." There are literally 20 of those! Pick a spot and tell your crew, unless you want to be left wandering on your own, which, considering some of your friends, might be even more fun.

Be Prepared to Run Into Everyone You Know, Even the People You Never Wanted to See Again
Seriously. That one-night stand whose name you can't remember, so you just call him PBR Guy? He'll be there. The girl you got in a fight with in the bathroom at Roxy's Rooftop? Oh, she's definitely there. You have been warned.

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New SunFest bag regulations in response to safety concerns:

Small bags/backpacks no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”


I saw that on the info mailer they sent out and that is a small bag too. I'm sure many will be walking back to their cars to drop off their bags that don't comply.

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