Friday, February 26, 2016

What's In My Bag: Concert Edition

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bag: Mini Pashli by Phillip Lim x Target; "Retail Therapy" wallet: Target; notebook: Kate Spade; camera: Kodak; lipstick: Butter London

I'm not a concert enthusiast, but I do love a good music event. Since moving to Nashville I've gone to see Passion Pit, Alessia Cara, and I will be seeing Rihanna in less than a month so what I do and don't take to concerts is of some importance on a regular basis. The concert scene of any city can be incredibly different from all other cities, but there are a few things that bringing to a concert, no matter where you are, would be a pretty good idea.

The obvious things are your ticket, ID, and wallet. But adding a little extra like a piece of candy to eat instead of gum so that you aren't struggling when you start screaming for your favorite song ,or maybe a mini notebook just in case you don't end up buying any concert merchandise but get a chance to meet one of the band members and want an autograph (because no matter how awesome it seems in the moment, getting a musician to sign your body is a bad idea). And if there is still a little room in your crossbody, packing an good ol' digital or Polaroid as well as your iPhone for double the options for photographs and picture quality. Finally, with the last bit of space left you can stuff a pair of kitschy sunglasses (if it's a daytime event or festival) and your favorite statement lipstick for touch ups between sets/opening acts. With that you can go to whatever concert you'd like without forgetting all of the random things you never thought you'd need smack dab in the middle of a major music performance... or a small cafe get together with your favorite indie artist. Whatever the musical occasion, don't forget what's important plus the little extra things you'll eventual wish you'd brought.