Where to start! You would think writing a guide about alcohol would be straight.....but oh no, with so many options, the skies the limit...or the floor generally!
Each festival will be sponsored by 1 of the big drinks company (Tuborg, Carling etc), supplying every bar with the same choice. Beer, Cider or wine (they do spirits but are crazy expensive and don’t last long enough to warrant the queueing time!). The Beer and Cider is always cold and fizzy and the easiest option! No need to carry supplies just buy more.
Your allowed to take anything into the campsite EXCEPT GLASS. I suggest taking spirits instead of beer as its lighter than a crate, which are widely available in and around the campsite. Basically less carrying when dragging the rest of your gear looking for a tent spot. Once you have claimed your ground go on a beer hunt!
Arena drinking is expensive as the greedy corporates wont allow your own drink in. You can risk trying to transfer to a plastic bottle but make sure you make it look unopened! Clear spirits are easiest...obviously.
Tactical drinking is extremely important, as you will be pretty much drinking all day every day. Dehydration is a major concern if you want to make it through the weekend, so basically make sure you compensate with non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day especially if its hot !! They have to supply free drinking water, so if you cant find the tap ask! Don’t fall into the common trap of buying loads of bottles at £2 a pop!
MOSHERS ATTENTION – Drink twice as much water to ensure happy Moshing through the weekend.
In essence, get smashed have fun but be carefull!
Published on 06 February 2011 by DavidCullingham