Survival Guide | Story by Geoff Carter
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How to Keep Your Cool

Summer is over, but we’re not out of the furnace yet. While the average daytime temperatures for this part of October range from the high 70s to the mid 80s, when you factor in all the asphalt and cement and what have you, it’s not unthinkable that Life Is Beautiful could be, well, hot. Thankfully, festival organizers have planned for that possibility. Nine free water dispensers will be placed throughout the festival grounds, and there will be shaded, grassy areas on Seventh Street between Ogden and Stewart, as well as near the Ambassador and Huntridge stages. All that fresh-laid sod will probably be trampled dead long before the festival ends, but it’ll be out there, sucking up the sun that would otherwise have made you sweat.