The major lesson that I learned, if it is gorgeous outside and you dont want the sides on your tent, find a way to block out whatever funky background is behind your tent. It's just too bad I didnt learn this lesson until just now and I was looking at the photographs of our tent, I think the cars behind us really took away from our display!
Be prepared for ANYTHING, when I say bring extra shoes and clothes, I mean it. I am so happy that I decided to set up my entire tent barefoot and put my dry clean shoes on afterwards. I usually remember extra shoes and socks, and its gorgeous outside, this weekend it rained and I forgot. Go figure!
Always remember to bring healthy delicious water and snacks because trust me finding anything edible at these events, even if you arent vegan, is near impossible. I am just thankful that there was a farmer there selling organic raspberries, peaches and plums. That was a life saver, but also very rare. Dont forget to pack a breakfast, lunch and dinner if it is a long day, small light snacks all day are my preference. I am just so happy that even though we forgot those things this weekend, that we found something edible in a flurry of friend dough, hot dogs, and unidentifiable meat gyros!