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6 Ways To Prepare For EDC Orlando

6 Ways To Prepare for EDC Orlando

The fall has finally arrived and whisked away an end to the summer festival season, but we’ve got a few final hurrahs before we leap into the new year.

The biggest and best of them all? EDC Orlando

With an estimated attendance of 250,000 new people, a completely new DAY of the festival, new stages, and an overhauled experience, EDC: Orlando 2019 promises to be one of the best yet. With all of these changes, we wanted to take a moment and help you prep for one of America’s biggest festivals with our #lunchboxfam approved checklist!

#1: Wear Earplugs

Noise induced hearing loss is a huge problem in the music festival community, but too many people are afraid to compromise their music listening experience by using earplugs. Enter high fidelity earplugs, designed to only block out toxic levels of noise. Protect your hearing for EDCO and future fests while still enjoying your favorite artists. We promise, you’ll thank yourself later.

#2: Wear Comfortable Shoes


EDC Orlando is a marathon weekend and you are going to be on your feet walking and dancing A LOT! Avoid blisters by day three by skipping the heels and flip flops in favor of your most comfortable, broken in shoes. For extra protection, also try wearing two pairs of socks. Want to go even further? Get a pair of insoles for each of your shoes for maximum support. The more you can dance, the happier you’ll be!

#3: Bring A Face Mask

An important staple for any fest, EDC Orlando’s venue in what’s basically a baseball stadium make face masks particularly important. It’s a dusty venue, so you should avoid inhaling dust and protect yourself from wook flu by incorporating a facemask into your outfit. Eyedrops and chapstick can also help you take on the dust day after day.

#4: Don't Try To Over-Schedule


Seriously. It can be tempting when preparing for a fest, especially if it’s your first, to try and plan everything out ahead of time. However, you’ll soon realize trying to stick to a schedule, catch all your favorite artists, AND meet up with rave fam members is never going to go according to plan at a festival. Instead, we suggest having a handful of “must sees” every day, and then embrace serendipity! Wander over to a random set, make friends with strangers sitting in the grass, and let festival magic take you where you need to go. No matter what it’ll be a magical time, and you’ll end up in just the right place.

#5: Bring A Hydration Pack

As any festival veteran knows, you won’t survive a festival weekend without hydration. Between the dust, the heat, and the dancing, it is important to remember to listen to your body and help it stay healthy. Leave the water bottle at home and save from buying water bottles on site by bringing a hydration pack. Hate to fight with a hydration pack in water lines? It’s all good - lunchbox packs have a quick water refill mechanism so you can speed through water lines and get back to the music faster than ever before.

#6: Protect Your Valuables


This one’s important.. While the festival community is overflowing with good vibes people, it’s hard to ignore the rampant levels of theft (especially phone theft) at EDCO reported in previous years and festivals around the country. Losing your phone doesn’t just losing your connection to your friends, it means losing the memories you’ve captured all weekend. Don’t become another statistic.

2 for the price of 1? Lunchbox keeps you hydrated while protecting your valuables, as the first anti-theft hydration pack designed specifically for music festivals. With interchangeable festival designs, a front facing phone pocket, a wire charging pathway, and more, it’s the last festival bag you’ll ever need.  [Learn More Here CTA]


Want to upgrade your EDCO experience FOR FREE? Enter the lunchbox’s giveaway for a chance to win 5 free lunchboxes for you and your festival fam, as well as 2 party passes to Home Bass events (including pool parties and after parties), VIP shuttle access to and from the EDC venue, artist meet and greet, merchandise, and more!


BONUS: Looking for EDC Afterparties? The hottest pre- and post- EDC parties are happening at Home Bass Orlando - get your party pass before it sells out! 

Lunchbox Festival Guide!

Your All-Access Music Festival Guide

Download your festival guide below! 

Here at lunchbox, we know whether its your first or your fiftieth festival experience, it can still be hard to be prepared. That's why we compiled a list of our favorite insider tips and tricks to perfect the festival experience in our all-access festival guide! 

What To Expect from the Guide

  1. GROUP MEET-UPS: Phone service at festivals is awful, so be sure to pick a central meetup spot with your group to convene at every two hours in case you lose each other. For example: plan to meet at the ferris wheel at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm ... or until your group is finally back together. 
  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! Lunchbox fam pro tip: tie your pashmina around the bottom of your pack or stick it under your skin for easy transport. 
  3.  GIFTS FOR OTHERS: As all festival veterans know, the best part of music festivals is the community. Be sure to bring gifts, kandi bracelets, crafts, and toys to trade with fellow attendees. You never know what conversations you'll have or treats you'll end up with!

  Are you still looking for your perfect festival bag? 

If you don't want to have to check the bag policy at every festival you go to, look no further! Lunchbox is the festival bag that thinks of EVERYTHING, and is built to get through every security line, anywhere you go. 


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: Imagine

Your All-Access Guide to Imagine 2019

Imagine is an EDM music festival in Atlanta, Georgia, pulling crowds of over 35,000 attendees. This year, the 3-day camping festival is September 20-22 and the theme is Aquatic Fairytale. Headliners include Diplo, Rezz, Marshmello, and Zed's Dead

Imagine 2019 Lineup

Who To Look Out For

This lineup is stacked with lunchbox team favorites, from Claude VonStroke to Anna Lunoe to Wax Motif. Also be sure to check out Justin Jay, Dr. Fresch, and Jusin Martin!

    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. 

    The Imagine website lists "large backpacks and multi-pocket backpacks over 24"x12"" as prohibited, though cinch packs are allowed. Large purses, bags, and backpacks over 12"x12" are not allowed. Unlike some festivals, there are no regulations around the backpack needing to be clear. 

    Imagine allows for "camelbak style bladders (must be empty)" and "reusable water bottles" as well as hydration packs and backpacks under 12"x12". 

      Looking for your perfect Imagine 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: What are camping hours?
    A: For regular camping entry, the campgrounds are open from Friday (9/20) at 10am to Monday (9/23) at 2pm. If you purchased your ticket before July 15th you were automatically upgraded to an early arrival 4-day pass, and camping opens at 11am on Thursday (9/19). Early arrival passes are also available for purchase on Imagine's website. 

    Q: Does everyone in my car need their own camping pass?
    A: Yes! Every individual needs their own camping and festival admission pass. 

    Q: Is theft a problem at Imagine?
    A: Like at most festivals in the U.S. and around the world, theft is an increasing issue at Imagine. Most of the people are amazing, but a few bad eggs can quickly ruin your festival experience. Their website offers some tips to protect yourself and your valuables, but our suggestion would be to invest in an anti-theft hydration pack like lunchbox! 

    Q: What kind of shoes are best Imagine? 
    A: Go for comfort over everything else! Imagine is 3-4 days of constant moving so you'll be on your feet a lot. 

    Q: Does Imagine have lockers? 
    A: Yes, they have lockers available for rental inside the festival grounds. Lockers are 8"x12"x18" and include a universal cellphone charger. Unlimited ins and outs are permitted. 

    Q: Is there parking at the venue for non-campers? 
    A: For those attendees not camping, day parking is available for purchase on the Imagine website. 

    Q: Does the festival have an age limit? 
    A: Yes! To enter the event you must be 18 years or older. Be sure to bring a photo ID in addition to your ticket. 

    Have a question that's not answered here? Head over to the Imagine website for more information: 

    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.