Things to Have in Your Bag for Lollapalooza

What to Bring to LollapaloozaLollapalooza has been around since 1991, and has been a favorite music festival in Chicago since 2005.  Music has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember and Lollapalooza ranks high on the “best music tickets” list.  The festival is not just a series of musical performances, it is a true life experience.  From the people you meet, to your Chicago surroundings, it is an outing that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.  It’s also an adventure that requires a bit of planning to make sure you have the best day possible.  I’ve put together my personal list of things to have in your bag for Lollapalooza so you don’t have to!

What You Need for Lollapalooza

  1. Sunglasses – Personally, I don’t ever leave home without mine but for an event like this don’t leave yours at home.  It’s the heart of Summer and you don’t want to miss a performance for lack of view!  Maybe even bring two pairs in case one gets lost.
  2. Sun Protection – I would bring SPF specific to your face as well as something specific for your body.  I like to go for brands that offer some added moisturization because being out in the sun for long periods can totally dry your skin.
  3. Extra Clothes – I like to bring a couple of extra tees or a dress just so I can change if I get too sweaty.  Also, don’t understimate the number of times someone will spill something on you.  Since it’s an all day / multiple day event it never hurts to have options.  You could even help out one of your girlfriends if she is in need of a change!
  4. Lipgloss – I must admit I shy away from a lot of makeup in sweltering heat but I always grab a bright shimmery lip gloss to wear on the lips.  I always gravitate towards fuschia, such a gorgeous color!
  5. Aspirin / Acetaminophen – I am prone to headaches at the most inconvenient times so this is always a must for me.  Again, so handy to have for friends in need as well.
  6. Facial Mist – During the summer months, a facial mist is the perfect cooling-off solution.  A few spritzes to the face (or even arms and legs) and you can feel a bit of relief from the heat and skin gets some rehydration.
  7. Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with CleanRipple® Texture – Trust me when I say, you don’t want to hit Lollapalooza without these cleansing cloths!  It can be rough out there in the wild land of music festivals and Cottonelle® has your back (er, bum)! They are designed to clean better, so you’re clean & confident enough to go commando.  Hey, it’s hot in Chicago, don’t judge!  Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture keeps you clean so you can rock out with confidence this summer.20160728_091525

A few other things that might be great to throw in your bag include a poncho (it always rains during Lolla in Chicago!), sealed water bottles (limit of 2), a blanket when you want to park it somewhere and just relax, and of course your camera or phone to document it all.  Be sure to look out for celebrities, Malia Obama was spotted at Lolla yesterday!

Music Festival Bag

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Cottonelle at LollapaloozaI hope you enjoy your experience at Lollapalooza if you attend.  Be sure to pack the must-haves and make sure to include Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture, giving you the bold confidence to go commando at Lolla!  #YOLO

Will you be rocking out at Lollapalooza?

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  1. Stacey Roberson
    August 19, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Those mulit-use Cottonelle wipes are awesome! Perfect for dirty hand, mouths and a great alternative to toilet paper.

  2. Darla
    August 18, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Fun post! I like your pics.

  3. Barbara Montag
    August 17, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    All great things to have in your bag!
    You thought of everything.

  4. August 1, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I think the cottonelle would be very useful for a group of girls. Wonderful idea on such a hot day.

    • Tina Bowling
      August 1, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Absolutely, not sure how I survived before Cottonelle at times like these especially!

    • Tina Bowling
      August 1, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Oh you should start a fund now for next years event! You will not regret that you did, such a fun time.

    • Tina Bowling
      August 1, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Yes Cottonelle is an absolute must in my book!

  5. August 1, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I am not much of a concert goer but I’ve heard of Lollapalooza. I am sure it does not come to the hinterlands. Have a great time!

    • Tina Bowling
      August 1, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Haha, thanks!!

  6. August 1, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Super jealous … I’ve never been to Lollapalooza but always wanted to go! Hope you have a great time.

    • Tina Bowling
      August 1, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      You should start planning now for next year, so fun!

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