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Listed without comment and in no particular order, here’s a crowdsourced list of what you should consider packing for SXSW.

  • Business cards
  • Mophie charger (always be charging)
  • Morning after pill
  • Ibuprofen/aspirin
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweaters/hoodies (layers you can take on and off)
  • Tiny umbrella
  • Extra socks
  • Power strip (always be charging)
  • Condoms
  • Non-perishable snacks (nuts, protein bars)
  • Gum
  • Colgate Wisps
  • Waterproof jacket/raincoat
  • Quirky glasses
  • Patience
  • A Good Attitude
  • Emergen-C
  • Sunscreen


  • Band-Aids (not necessarily for cuts, but for when you break in those new shoes. Ladies!)
  • Packets of Emergen-C (for the hangover)
  • Hand Sanitizer (there may be a port-a-potty situation in your near future)
  • Condoms (in case you get lucky)
  • Dry Shampoo (for those whose hair can work with it)
  • Mints  (in case you want to use the condoms)
  • Pain reliever (Aspirin, not Tylenol, because you will be drinking)
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts) You will need a portable, non-perishable snack in between panels and parties.