Survival Guide | Story by Nicole Ely

At Your Service

Did you try sending a text message or posting to Instagram at last year’s Life Is Beautiful? The operative word is “try.” Cell service was so bad at the inaugural festival that I had to walk a mile to the Arts District for any reception.

Luckily, things should be different this year—depending on your cell provider. A festival spokeswoman says Verizon is bringing in mobile units near the grounds to help with connectivity, and AT&T has also been notified of the problem. What about Sprint and T-Mobile users? Sorry, guess you’ll have to tweet that selfie from the corner of Fourth and Hoover.