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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wash U chapter.

It’s that time of the semester again. Yup, you get to Walk In, Lay Down (preferably on the blow up couches) while sipping on your boxed water. But before you have the time of your life at WILD, here are a few tips on what to do to prepare for the greatest day of the semester. Happy WILD to all, and to all a good night! 

Listen to Icona Pop and Griz: “I Love It” isn’t their only song! They have some great other ones, like “All Night” and “Girlfriend.” Seriously, these songs are so catchy. You won’t be able to get them out of your head. Put these on your go-to playlist, because you will want to be able to sing and dance along with the duo. Extra points if you know all the words to Griz’s songs.

I Love It by Icona Pop

All Night by Icona Pop

Hard Times by Griz

Simple by Griz

Listening to remixes is also a good way to get in the mood, like the All Night Cash Cash Remix.

Buy WILD Tanks: They are really cool this year. I mean actually cool. You could wear these anywhere: to the gym, to class. You could even wear it to WILD! 

Pick your WILD outfit: Despite the fact WILD is a month later this year, it is going to be super nice out (high 60s to be exact). If you don’t want to wear one of the tanks, go for a sundress or high-waisted shorts with a crop top. Click here for cute WILD suggestions on what to wear and bring. Remember, this isn’t Coachella. So dress accordingly, please. Oh, and don’t forget your camera!

Urban Outfitters hat, Lyst.com

EAT!! Go find some yummy food to fuel your energy before WILD! It doesn’t matter if you make a reservation at Ibby’s or if you just hit up BD and get a half and half with mozz sticks. Maybe you go off campus and find yourself at Pastaria. No matter what, you can’t rely on the free food at the concert (lines are waaay too long). So, don’t ruin your WILD experience by being too hungry to enjoy it! 


“Doors” open at 5:30 in the Brookings Quadrangle. There will be free food, drinks, and of course, music! Have fun and be safe!


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Sydney Davis is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Film & Media Studies and minoring in Writing. She loves running, exploring new cities, fashion, boating, and most importantly, Whole Foods.