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Festival Guide: Lollapalooza CLEAN TEMPLATE

Your All-Access Guide to Lollapalooza 2019

Lollapalooza is a multi-genre music festival in Chicago, IL, pulling crowds of over 160,000 attendees. This 4-day festival is August 1-4, featuring headliners such as Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Childish Gambino, and The Strokes. 

Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup

Who To Look Out For

This lineup is stacked with lunchbox team favorites, from Tame Impala to Lane 8 to San Holo. Also be sure to check out Whipped Cream, Gryffin, Fisher, and RL Grime (can you tell we're biased towards EDM...).  

    What Should I Have That I Might Not Think To Bring?

    1. EARPLUGS: Noice induced hearing loss is a serious issue at music festivals. Protect your hearing without compromising the music with a high fidelity pair. 
    2. PASHMINA: While it can be hot during the day, nights can cool down. Don't be caught unprepared and bring our favorite festival accessory!
    3. EXTERNAL BATTERY: Stay powered through 10+ hour days with a fully charged external battery and charging cables. Bonus points if you have a bag that can run a charging cable from the bag to your phone! 

    PSA: CHECK THE BAG POLICY

    Don't get caught without anything to carry your stuff. 

    According to Lollapalooza's website, "bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5”, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited." While this means you won't be able to bring backpacks with multiple pockets, your bag won't need to be clear like at some festivals.  

    In addition to bags, lollapalooza allows hydration packs that are "emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir." This means one bladder pocket, one pocket to hold your stuff. 

      Looking for your perfect Lollapalooza bag? 

    If you don't want to have to check the bag policy at every festival you go to, check out lunchbox! It's built to get through every security line, anywhere you go. 

    The Lunchbox 

    Lunchbox is the world's first anti-theft hydration pack, designed by festival goers to protect the festival experience. Between its customizable designs, dedicated phone pouch, and rapid refill system, it's the last festival bag you'll ever need. 

    It was built, quite simply, to make your life easier at festivals.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Is re-entry allowed?
    A: Lollapalooza ticket holders are allowed to enter the festival 3 times per day! Just make sure you scan out if you plan to leave. 

    Q: Is theft a problem at Lollapalooza? 
    A: Like at most festivals in the U.S. and around the world, theft is an issue at Lolla. Most of the people are amazing, but a few bad eggs can quickly ruin your festival experience, Make sure to protect yourself and your valuables by investing in an anti-theft hydration pack like lunchbox! 

    Q: What kind of shoes are best Lollapalooza? 
    A: Go for comfort over everything else! Lollapalooza is a 4-day festival so you’ll be on your feet a lot. 

    Q: Does Lollapalooza have lockers? 
    A: Yes, they have lockers available for rental inside the festival grounds. They even come with a portable charger and cable! They can fill up though, so to ensure you get one make sure to go early in the day.

    Q: Is there parking at the venue? 
    A: Yes! If you plan on driving, we recommend booking your parking spot in advance.

    Q: Does the festival have an age limit? 
    A: No! Lollapalooza is an all-ages event.

    Have a question that's not answered here? Head over to the Lollapalooza website for more information: 
    https://www.lollapalooza.com/

    Meet The Lunchbox Fam!

    We're festival goers and entrepreneurs  who have been to every major festival in the United States, from Ultra to EDC to Electric Forest and beyond. Our sole goal is to help our festival fam prepare as best they can, so they can have the best possible experience.

    Festival Guide: Hard Summer CLEAN TEMPLATE

    Your All-Access Guide to Hard Summer 2019

    Hard Summer is the premier EDM & hip-hop music festival in SoCal, pulling over 80,000 attendees. The event this year is August 3rd and 4th, featuring headliners such as Kid Cudi, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, and Zhu b2b Tchami. 

    Hard Summer 2019 Lineup

    Who To Look Out For

    This lineup is stacked with lunchbox team favorites, from Claude VonStroke to Justin Martin to Anna Lunoe. More must sees include Excision b2b NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland, Dom Dolla, and Moon Boots. 

      What Should I Have That I Might Not Think To Bring?

      1. EARPLUGS: Noice induced hearing loss is a serious issue at music festivals. Protect your hearing without compromising the music with a high fidelity pair. 
      2. PASHMINA: While it can be hot during the day, nights can cool down. Don't be caught unprepared and bring our favorite festival accessory!
      3. EXTERNAL BATTERY: Stay powered through 10+ hour days with a fully charged external battery and charging cables. Bonus points if you have a bag that can run a charging cable from the bag to your phone! 

      PSA: CHECK THE BAG POLICY

      We'll repeat that once more for you.

      MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE FESTIVAL BAG POLICY.

      According to Hard Summer's website, you're allowed to bring  "small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, and purses (maximum 12“x12“)" into the venue. 

      While this means you won't be able to bring backpacks with multiple pockets, your bag won't need to be clear like at some festivals.  In addition to bags, hard summer will allow "hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment." Hydration packs must be empty upon entry, and contain no more than one main and one small pocket in addition to the bladder compartment. 

        Looking for your perfect Hard Summer bag? 

      If you don't want to have to check the bag policy at every festival you go to, check out lunchbox! It's built to get through every security line, anywhere you go. 

      The Lunchbox 

      Lunchbox is the world's first anti-theft hydration pack, designed by festival goers to protect the festival experience. Between its customizable designs, dedicated phone pouch, and rapid refill system, it's the last festival bag you'll ever need. 

      It exists to solely to make your festival experience, quite simply, better.


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: Does HARD Summer allow re-entry?  
      A:  HARD Summer does not allow re-entry during the day.
       
      Q:  Is security strict? 
      A:  In previous years HARD Summer’s security has been quite strict, so we recommend making smart decisions when it comes to festival security.
       
      Q:  Is theft a problem at HARD Summer? 
      A:  Like at most festivals in the U.S. and around the world, theft is an issue at HARD Summer. Most of the people are amazing, but a few bad eggs can quickly ruin your festival experience, Make sure to protect yourself and your valuables by investing in an anti-theft hydration pack like lunchbox!
       
      Q:  What time should I arrive? 
      A:  We recommend arriving to HARD Summer early, as festival lines can be very long later in the day. However, the earlier you arrive the hotter it will be so prepare for some wicked heat!
       
      Q: Can I rideshare to the event? 
      A: Yes! Hard Summer has a special Uber Zone at Gate 7 (13296 San Bernardino Ave). Other taxis and ride share drop-off/pickups will be at GATE 5/6 (off Etiwanda Ave). 
       
      Q: What time is the event each day? 
      A: Festival grounds are open from 1pm-11pm.
       
      Q: Does Hard Summer have an age limit? 
      A: Yes, you must be 18+ to attend the event and 21+ to consume alcohol or go VIP. 
       
      Q: My question wasn't answered here, what should I do? 
      A: For more information, head over to the Hard Summer website at 

      Meet The Lunchbox Fam!

      We're festival goers and entrepreneurs  who have been to every major festival in the United States, from Ultra to EDC to Electric Forest and beyond. Our sole goal is to help our festival fam prepare as best they can, so they can have the best possible experience.

      The Lunchbox 'SafePatrol' Program

      SafePatrol Program

      Introducing the Lunchbox 'SafePatrol' Program

      Tom Worcester
      Lunchbox founder, social entrepreneur, festival community builder.

                 

       

      It began with a mission.

      When we started lunchbox in early 2018, we wanted to figure out the many ways in which our team could improve the "festival attendee experience" for a festival community that deserved the safest possible experience. At the very beginning, this meant developing highly focused products that tackled some of the festival culture's most prevalent problems - in-venue theft, hydration bottlenecks, and non-standardized security.  

      We had no intention of stopping there, though.

      One of our earliest frustrations within the festival space, specifically looking at emergency response times, was the extremely time-inefficient way that medical staff were retrieved if case of an attendee emergency.  Presently, in the event of an emergency, a bystander must either leave the patient to seek out medical help or try to carry a patient across the venue to a medical tent. Even when an emergency has been identified, medics end up wasting valuable time negotiating with crowds to let them pass. Radio calls get routed through a central dispatch, often tying up lines and impacting operational efficiency. We understand that to improve patient outcomes in a worst-case situation, you need to  decrease response times

      Bold. Underline. Pause. Re-read. Burn it into your brain. 

      In order to improve patient outcomes, we must  decrease response times across the board.

      Anyone can be placed in a situation in which they are unexpectedly brought to the ground. Emergencies can arise from plenty of factors - whether from heat exhaustion, a  pre-existing medical condition such as epilepsy, a potential  drug overdose, or a lack of hydration. 

      Attendees at any live event regularly have what we call 'time-critical'' moments. What does this mean? The difference between saving a life versus losing a life comes down to a matter of seconds.

      Worried? Don't be. We've developed a better way for medical teams to make sure they have your back. It's called...

      SafePatrol+ 

      As part of our commitment to improving the festival attendee experience, we’ve begun partnering with festival medical teams to launch SafePatrol, which is a highly visible “ski patrol” network of festival first responders that is designed to reduce medical response times across the board, so that those valuable seconds are returned for someone fighting for their life. 

      medical

      By massively increasing the visibility of on-site medical teams using our proprietary system of highly visible, rechargeable, bright panel lunchboxes, you can easily identify a member of the medical team all the way across a festival, even at night. Now, when emergency strikes, you don't need to run in a panic to a medical tent that you can't find. Just pick your head up, look for the nearest medical panel, and bring that medic to wherever they need to go. 

      By making personnel readily identifiable , not only does patron engagement with medical staff rise , but you flip the traditional medical operations model. Rather than tying up first responder time looking for patients, attendees become proactive and know who to grab in an emergency , making them better eyes and ears for festival safety on the ground. 

       
       

      “At every single event I’ve worked at, I’ve had people who are not aware who ask where medical is. And I’m like “I’m right here, I’m giving aid, watch me. Look at my shirt.” Sometimes in the moment, people have a hard time recognizing who the helpers are. But the nice thing about the panel on the pack is there’s no question. This time there was no question when we were giving aid. People back up, they listen to you, they don’t have a problem.” 

      - Jessica Pryor, Electric Forest Program Director

       

      "I’ve worked in the medical tents at several festivals. Most of the bad outcomes are due to delayed treatment time. This is a huge step forward for festival medical.”

       - Dr. Jay Feldman, D.O. 

      The good news? We're heading in the right direction.   

      From decreasing response times to increasing attendee engagement, it’s clear a safer festival future is possible with the SafePatrol program. But our journey to achieve better attendee health outcomes is only just beginning. As part of our commitment to improving the festival experience we’ve fully covered the cost of all SafePatrol implementations, but to expand this program we need your support, and the wider support of the community, to get the word out to organizers.  Ultimately, we believe that SafePatrol, when widely deployed, can have a massive effect on how emergency aid is structured across the live event scene.  

      Our goal is ultimately to maximize the impact of medical teams during a live event, in the service of an attendee experience that’s given so much to us.

      Which is Why We Need YOU

      For this program to work at scale, we need to work to get the attention of festival organizers, festival medical teams, operations teams, and other festival stakeholders to show that there's a better way. If you know anyone in the space and can refer them to us, write us at fam@itsmylunchbox.com or get in touch via social media.

      It takes a tribe. Or, in our case, a lunchbox fam.