08/08/2012 09:59 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2012

Outside Lands Guide: Nine Essential Festival Survival Tips (PHOTOS)

Another year, another best weekend San Francisco has to offer.

But again and again, we flock to Golden Gate Park like a bunch of newbies, making the same mistakes every time. ("I should have brought a sweater!" "Why is the line so long for water?" "Help! I lost my friends and I'm drowning in a sea of port-a-potties!")

That's where we come in. Take a look at your editors' essential Outside Lands survival tips below.

See you at Speedway!

Outside Lands Survival Guide