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We asked our veteran Dirtybird campers, “if you could give one piece of advice to a virgin camper, what would it be?” Get a pen and paper...

Advice from your Veteran Dirtybird Campers

We reached out and asked our veteran Dirtybird campers, “If you could give one piece of advice to a first time Dirtybird camper, what would it be?”

Grab a pen and paper and take some notes, some essential Dirtybird tips are coming your way!
Come with and open mind and and open heart! & be prepared for no sleep!!" - Olga Avalos

Become friends with your camp neighbors! You never know who you’ll end up meeting ☺️" -PVJAMVS

Do all you can to wake up and participate in the games and activities. Certainly stay up late and never miss Disco Bingo!" - Tyler Whaley

Don't sleep on the renegades! Well timed disco naps help a lot if planning to party until sunrise. Head lamps are great for walking around at night – anonymous camper
Bring or build a TOTEM - they are so much fun to dance with and you won't lose your friends!” - BB

Keep an open mind and take every opportunity to try new things that comes your way. Try all the activities you can and go to renegades every night. You wont regret it." - dckrnbws

Go check out artists you haven’t heard before and do the tug of war! - ChiddyWard

Bring your best walking shoes. My dogs were barking so bad from bad shoe choices. Also bring an extra tarp to put under your air mattress, the grass is so hard it will poke holes in it and you will end up sleeping in the ground" - DJ Pintsize
Pack warm clothes and blankets! And bathing suits, as its hot during the day but freezing at night! Participate in games even if you're afraid to. You'll always meet new friends! Bring a mask as it gets dusty while dancing. Don't fall asleep too early, the renegades are the best part!" -Elly Prozer

Go at your pace! So much to do, don’t feel bad if you can’t do it all." -Chris L.

Bring more ice and water then you think you need. Honestly bring a whole ice chest filled to the brim with just that. Better to have too much then not enough." - Matt Finfrock
If you think your clothes are too weird… they’re not weird enough. But no matter how weird or not weird your clothes are prepare to wear nothing during the day when it’s hot as heck and everything at night when it’s cold as heck.” - anonymous camper

A tent fan and eye mask! It will help you sleep in for at least 2 more hours after the sun is up." - Jess Savory

Bring dry ice instead of normal ice last longer and it’s gets really hot and dead cold so be prepared for the weather” - anonymous camper

"When it’s hot as balls outside dip a scarf in some cold water and wrap it around your neck/head! Life saver!!!” - anonymous camper

Don’t miss the late night karaoke. Biggest shit show you’ll ever see.” - anonymous camper

Bring more water than necessary. Bring clothes for 40-50 degree and 100+ degree weather. Definitely get a shower pass and shower daily. It rejuvenates you! Come as a child and enjoy the games!" - Peter Manzo

Bring enough lighting (aka LED string lights) and shade for your campsites.” -anonymous camper

Don’t Saturday too hard on Friday" - anonymous camper

Make time for activities. This isn’t just a music festival – making friends while participating in the camp activities and then seeing those new friends later by the stage is what it’s all about.” - anonymous camper
If you’re planning to hit a sunrise set after playing in the sun all day, sneak in a nap that evening. You don’t want an epic crash after, you’ll miss more stuff the next day, and you’ll be tired and irritable. No one likes a grumpy camper.” - anonymous camper

Prime sleep time is from about 7 a.m. to noon, when there’s no music. Other than that, stick it out. You won’t regret it.” - anonymous camper

Last year it came to my surprise that I couldn’t use my phone at all to make calls or texts. No service whatsoever. This is what made my weekend. I was away from the hypnotic glare of my phone and made so many new friends all around me. It ended being the greatest part of the festival. So detach and enjoy the campout!” - anonymous camper