Perfect Picnic Solutions
For End-Of-Summer Concerts
Summer is the season of concerts. Massive events are organized to feature almost every musician with a pulse, classic bands gear up for reunion tours and local artists take the stage to test out crowds for the first time. With summer nearing an end, concert venues are getting close to closing the gates while musicians trade open spaces for stadiums, studios and city bars. It's also the last time for fans to get out and enjoy concert quality sound out in the open air. Whether you found a local show or plan on making a trip to see your favorite band, pack up for one final summer concert with these perfect picnic solutions.
Twist On Traditional
For every person out there who enjoys sitting cross-legged on a picnic blanket, there is another person who just can't get comfortable without a proper table and chair. The key to a successful picnic is to make sure everyone in your party is just as comfortable eating outdoors as they are eating at the kitchen table. The trick at a concert for picnic-goers is to get seating that doesn't make it difficult for others to see. However, keep in mind that if you're going to be sitting on the ground, a simple blanket might not cut it if the ground is a bit wet. Bring along outdoor cushions from your patio furniture, heated stadium seats or set down a moisture-resistant layer under your picnic blanket.
Functional Flat Surfaces
Plate-in-hand is the perfect casual arrangement for many picnickers, but others prefer the ability to set their food down on an elevated surface. Finding the right flat surface to spread out your food isn't just about being comfortable. It also can keep ground bugs from sabotaging your meal and defines the eating space so people don't accidentally step on your food. Large picnic baskets and cooler totes can operate as convenient flat surfaces for couples or small families who want to stay as mobile as possible, but if you're attending the concert as a bigger group, think about going all out with a low, folding picnic table that allows you to enjoy a traditional table experience while still sitting on the ground and not disturbing other concert-goers.
Don't Slack On The Spread
The idea of the traditional picnic is deeply ingrained in our minds. The image of a wicker basket with a checkered blanket, among similar variations, is still popular because it's proven to work. However, sticking to the traditional supplies might start to limit the type of picnic you really want to have at your final summer concert of the year. If you're thinking about getting a large group together and staking out territory with tiki torches or plan on sharing with fellow picnickers, never be afraid to go all out and bring a large buffet to keep the party going until the last song is played.
Secure Every Sip
One of the most frustrating things about the picnic experience is figuring out where to rest your drink. Uneven grass and other terrain can turn the occasional spill into a frequent loss of precious liquid, so it's very important to find the right tools to prevent yourself from knocking a nice bottle of wine onto the lawn or having to pick up your glass in the dewy grass while hoping bugs haven't crawled inside. Wine stakes and bottle holders are the perfect solution for keeping your beverage safe above ground, durable tumblers and lidded cups with straws are great additions to the picnic basket, and cotton bath towels are always good to have when you need to clean up a quick mess.
Concerts and picnics go together pretty seamlessly if you bring the right supplies, the right food and the right drinks. Find everything you need to transport your meal, stay comfortable no matter where you end up sitting and keep warm when the chilly late summer night falls with products from LTD Commodities.