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So, it's inevitable that I start feeling like I am at least a couple of sheets to the wind at some point. This will by my first multi-session beer fest so I am a bit nervous about surviving it.
The festival has consumed my thoughts. So much so that last night I woke up with a DUI- dreaming under the influence. Symptoms include nervous anticipation, racing thoughts, excitement, and restlessness.
That's when the post title came to me.
Earlier last night I had tweeted about preparing for the fermented onslaught. I did some research to come up with a hangover prevention plan. I bought the weekend pass and I want to make sure I wake up Sunday feeling like going one more round before retreating back to my hotel room until Monday morning.
Here's the plan-
Saturday morning drive up-
- oatmeal, OJ, yogurt, and brewer's yeast before leaving
- sip water along the way
- will try to avoid coffee but may have to have a small one as I am setting out by 7 AM
- an egg sandwich or 2 just before the fast food joints shut down breakfast ops
Saturday Sessions 1 and 2 and Sunday Session
- have a shelf stable milkbox right before I enter (I read that milk slows alcohol absorption)
- backpack will contain water and saltines that I will snack on and drink during the session
- for each sample I will fill my glass with an equal drink of water...maybe 2?
- eat a carb heavy treat from one of the food trucks
- likely find some fast food for the heavy, coating effect (plus, it's what I will be craving at that point)
- perhaps a brewer's yeast and vitamin C booster
- a final fatty / cargo food
- brewer's yeast and Vitamin C booster
- tylenol (just in case)
- a sports drink
- egg sandwich or 2
- rinse and repeat
So, how do you prep for a multi-session beer fest? Any suggestions? Comment below.
So Did It Work? (7-13-12 update)
All I can say is that it seemed to work for me. At the very least, going into a multi-session beer fest with some plan of staving off debilitating headaches, nausea, and general malaise is always a good idea.
See a special note in my review of The Festival US, Session 3- The Pregame. Did it Work?