Right. Oppikoppi. 1 week and counting. The music starts a week from today. So, to maximize your Oppikoppi experience, here is a list of stuff to bring with:
Sun Clothes + Winter Clothes.
Oppi is warm during the day and nights can be pretty chilli. A warm hoodie and a pair of jeans should keep you sorted at night. During the day, some t-shirts and shorts work fine. Just make sure all your stuff is hardy.
Like I said, Oppi is warm during the day. Add a few tequilas, some hangover and the desire to watch your favourite up and coming band in the sun and siunglasses are a must!
2 key criteria here: Comfort and willingness to sacrifice them. Oppi is hard and full of dust, thorns, shitty grass, rocks etc. Add to that you won’t be sitting much and walking around a lot. Make sure your shoes are comfortable, will keep your feet safe from the kak that flies around and are cheap enough to be abandoned if needed.
Running Water Bottle – PLASTIC
You cannot take glass into the main stage area, so fill your large sippy water bottle with beer/coke/brandy & coke/tequila whatever and cruise around. As a backup, buy an Oppikoppi water bottle – R50 and you can fill it with water throughout the festival. This will keep you hydrated and happy throughout.
Oppi is dusty and the showers are…. rough. Wet wipe baths are acceptable. Even for men.
No grass near your tent, shitty grass at the stage. Bring a camping chair. Put it away when the crowd starts. But it is definitely needed.
Water has been proven to solve hangovers. Plus brushing teeth, rinsing hands, splashing your face etc requires water. Bring a 5L. Or 2x 5L. You won’t regret it.
What to Leave Behind
Bring basic stuff like crackers – this is wake up, chow and hit the stages food. Don’t bother with proper food. There is so much amazing food at Oppi you won’t want to eat it. Past years’ the staples available have been:
- Boerewors Rolls
- Bacon & Eggs
- Hot Dogs
Blow Up Mattress
1 word – admin! They are a ball ache to set up, a ball ache to sleep on and they go flat at 3am while you are drunk. So sleep on something like 2 blankets. It’ll sorta cushion the ground. Use tequila to resolve the rest.
Bring your bank card and swipe away. Oppi is 95% cashless. Read here. Just bring around R100 for emergencies. But leave the rest at home.