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Attending a major music, food and arts festival at the wind-down of the summer comes with big decisions -- you know, like How will I wear my hair? and Who will I get a selfie with? But seriously, the fun and versatility of having naturally curly hair is something that never gets old, especially in situations like these.

Returning for its second year, The Meadows Music and Arts Festival is coming to New York City with an exciting multitude of headliners including Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nas, Gorillaz, Future, Erykah Badu, Weezer and more taking over Citi Field in Queens on September 15th-17th. Here are the burning questions on my mind as I prepare for The Meadows Festival.

How will I wear my hair?

At recent major festivals I've rocked box braids and fluffy undefined 'fros, but I am considering switching it up again. One thing is for certain, even an outdoor music and food festival won't have be forfeitting the health of my curls over their look for the sake of trendsetting fashion alone. I also know I will be toting my Tausii Co. bag to keep all my hair ties and mini bottle of curl refresher secure. Let me know what your suggestions for styles are.

What will I eat?

Let me tell you about this food lineup though. I better not find out where Dough's Donuts is hanging or else all of my photo opps are going to have me looking like I'm a 10-year-old kid who is getting my reward after behaving at my dentist appointment.

Which artists will I watch?

There are so many good artists, so much amazing music. I will have went to rockstar heaven once I enter the fest. Who will it be? Red Hot Chili Peppers are, quite honestly, one of my favorite bands of all time and I am considering how much I'm going to love the shoes I have on when I see the size of the crowd and what I am willing to do to pummel through it in order to get a good view. If you catch me zoning out to the likes of Future just know that sometimes, I channel my inner trap star and in that moment, I clearly don't care who's watching.

I was fortunate enough to grab my ticket before I knew they'd be selling out like slices of Roberta's Pizza, but I was just told that tomorrow, September 1, is the deadline to purchase tickets while avoiding rush fees on wristbands. Grab your your passes here before it's too late.

Will I see you at The Meadows?

Let me know in the comments below if you'll be there! Follow me on social media @devrivelazquez for exclusive updates and behind-the-scenes of all the festivities.

Photo by @stylefeen for NaturallyCurly.