We all know that apart from the music at a festival, the other main attraction is the drinking. As much as I’d like to claim that every festival weekend is a civilised and sensible event, there’s just something about not worrying about work or driving, alongside being able to stumble back to a tent close by, that makes alcohol particularly prevalent throughout the weekend.
With this in mind, you’re probably not going to want to just drink beer all weekend, right? I mean, think of that bloated belly. With that in mind, let’s look at the alternative drinks to pair with your favourite bands.
Starting with Download Festival.
Biffy Clyro // Gin with Irn Bru
System of a Down // Shot of Fireball
To go with the most mental band playing the weekend, you need a shot of something to really get the party started. Fireball will literally give you the fire in your belly to BOUNCE POGO POGO POGO POGO JUMP POGO POGO POGO, throughout the whole set. And because you’re having shots you won’t feel as nauseously sick by the end of it either… Or so I hope.
Rob Zombie // Shot of Jagermeister
If you’ve ever woken up the morning after a night of drinking Jager and not felt like a Zombie, then you’re a stronger woman than me. In ode to the after effects of this traditional German beverage, I think it would only be polite to drink it whilst Rob Zombie himself cracks out his set.
Dillinger Escape Plan // Bourbon and Coke
Dillinger Escape Plan are from New Jersey, and according to Google you should never drink at a bar in New Jersey. Apparently the hygiene ratings and alcohol control are some of the worst in the US. With this in mind, it’s probably best to stick to a drink that tastes horrible anyway – and for me this is Bourbon and Coke.
Good Charlotte // An Alcopop of your choice
Re-live your youth with this one. The E numbers are at your discretion with the alcopop you choose.