From enduring accidental sunburns at Pride Fest to braving the inevitable mud pits at Lolla, the RedEye staff has learned the hard way how to survive summer festivals in Chicago. What you wear and bring with you to an all-day music fest or your neighborhood street fair is key. Read on to find out why rompers and Porta Potties don't mix, plus what we really think about that clever message tee. Plan the rest of your summer with our weekend fest guide.
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