Nothing is worse than driving all the way from Northern Colorado to Red Rocks to catch one of your favorite bands, only to leave early because you dressed poorly and are freezing, and you're kind of hungry. Unfortunately, I speak from experience (the food vendors' credit card system was down, and there I was with no cash or food).

Jason Bahr/Getty Images
Jason Bahr/Getty Images

We've done things the wrong way enough times to know how to do them the right way. Here are five things that will help you enjoy an outdoor concert during the chillier part of the year in Colorado (especially after the sun goes down).

This last time, I did it right by having these in tow:

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