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28 Things To Know Before Heading To KAABOO

We are so excited for KAABOO Del Mar this weekend! To ensure that this music festival “mix-perience” be the best time ever, we have listed pertinent KAABOO details you need to know about before heading out to Del Mar for the weekend.  Read on for all questions KAABOO like parking, what to purchase in advance, what to pack and wear to KAABOO, how to get your wristbands, how to skip the lines, how to plan the day, where to store your stuff for the day, how to get a cabana at BASK, if/how you upgrade to VIP on site, and so much more!

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What You Need To Know Before Heading To KAABOO

  1. things to know kaaboo 2015How To Get To KAABOO: Well it depends on your mode of transportation (see #2 for options)
  2. Purchase Parking in Advance. On-site parking, VIP, and Valet are not available for purchase at KAABOO.
  3. Weather at KAABOO – hot during the day with temperatures in the high 80’s and cool during the night with temperatures close to the high 60’s.
  4. What to wear to KAABOO – see the full guide on what to wear, what to pack, or what to bring.
    • Music Festival attire includes shorts, skirts and tank or t-shirts

      valet parking at kaaboo

      Valet parking at KAABOO available only if you purchase in advance here.

    • Close-toed shoes are normally nice to keep your feet clean – sneakers, Soludos, Supergas, Converse, or booties
    • A hat will shield you from the sun and add festival style to your look
    • Maxi dress or loose sun dresses will be classy for KAABOO
    • A long-sleeve shirt or button down is great to put in your bag for when it gets chilly
    • Sunglasses
  5. Bring Binoculars
  6. Do NOT bring a Selfie Stick and do NOT bring a drone
  7. Bring hand sanitizer
  8. Bring a FuelRod to charge your phone in your purse. There are charging stations at KAABOO, but you may find that you need a little extra battery charge at the end of the day when Gwen Stefani wants to take a selfie with you!
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  9. Thursday Night Schedule – For VIP ticket-holders only at the Tressles Stage presented by DiscoverSD
    • Ed Kowalczyk | 7-8pm
    • Sanho “The Indian” | 8-8:30pm
    • Sheryl Crow | 8:30pm-9:45pm
  10. Friday Night – No Doubt at 8:25 pm
  11. Saturday Night – Zac Brown Band | 8pm-10pm
  12. Sunday Night – The Killers | 8:25pm-9:55pm
  13. Hours of KAABOO for the Weekend
    • Thursday | 7pm-10pm
    • Friday | 11am – 2:30am
    • Saturday | 11am – 2:30am
    • Sunday | 11am – 10pm
  14. No Re-entry after 8pm  & one re-entry permitted between 11am-8pmtake it to the next level - kaaboo
  15. Wear your wristband on your RIGHT wrist and your Fastpass on your LEFT wrist
  16. Download the KAABOO app to find out everything that’s going on!
  17. How To Pick up Wristbands – The box office will open at the Main Gates (Jimmy Durante Boulevard) on Monday, September 14th to redeem physical tickets for wristbands.
    • Monday, September 14 – Thursday, September 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • During KAABOO: September 18th-20th, 9am-10pm
  18. Do NOT buy wristbands from scalpers.  They could have already been activated and used and thus will not allow you access inside.
  19. Do NOT take off your wristband for any reason during the weekend.  It is your admission all weekend.  No funny business with switching wristbands.  It has an RFID tag and tracks who is going in and out.
  20. Activate your wristband online before you put it on. Mandatory.
  21. Reserve a locker in advance. They will sell out.  The price includes a $20 key deposit which you will get back when you return the key.KAABOO lockers what to pack
  22. Fastpasses, formerly the Zipline, are soldout! Sorry! The next best way to avoid the lines is to upgrade to VIP.
  23. What to Eat – Posh Nosh area for artisanal options.  No Coachella style vendors here.
  24. Experience the culinary world at “Palate” located next to Posh Nosh and offers upscale sampling of food from 18 local restaurants, and 20 California wineries, and 25 craft distilleries.
  25. Get access to the Pool Deck at “BASK” which gives you direct viewing access to the main stage.
  26. Joel McHale (Saturday at 11pm – midnight) and Jeff Garlin (Saturday at 6:30-7:30pm) and other comedians performing in an A/C seated area – “Humor Me” Stage.

    KAABOO Comedians 2015

    KAABOO Comedians 2015

  27. Craft Beer Garden located off of Kaaboolevard
  28. KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition with Celebrity Chefs – Saturday, September 19th 12-6pm
    • Competitors: Amy Dibiase, Brian Malarkey, Chad White, James Montejano, Jason McLeod, Javier Plascencia
    • Judges: Master Chef Ferdinand Metz, Candice Woo of EATER SD, Darlene Horn of ZAGAT, Josh Kopelman of DiningOutSD, and Sam the Cooking Guy
    • Emcee: Troy Johnson of San Diego Magazine
    • Semi-finals: Six chefs will be divided into three groups of two.  They are required to make two courses each: one appetizer and one entrée in the allotted 60 minute time frame.  The two courses will be served to a panel of judges who will score them on three areas: creativity, taste and presentation.
    • Final: The two chefs with the highest scores will advance to the final round to create two courses: one entrée and one dessert.  In honor of KAABOO artist Zac Brown Band and their popular song “Chicken Fried”, the theme of the entrée will be a chicken fried recipe sponsored by Mary’s Chickens.  The judges will decide who will be crowned KAABOO’s Rock’n Chef.

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About The Author

Britt Hackmann is the co-founder of Nubry. Her background includes retail management, digital marketing strategy, fashion marketing, and marketing analytics. She loves snow skiing, tennis, traveling, partying in the big city and getting dirty in the countryside. Twitter @BrittHackmann Follow Gretchen and I on Instagram for previews of everything! @nubry

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