|My friend is a more serious snapper than I am!|
Imagine meeting Mr Tumble and having lost the power to record the moment! Disaster!
Digital cameras of course have similar battery issues but you can at least be sure you are only using the camera for pictures rather than a dozen other functions (*cough* twitter *cough) I tend to take a small digital camera, a larger camera can be a pain to carry around and to keep safe, so I prefer small.
Some years I've gone totally retro and take disposable cameras! The simple joy of not knowing how the photos will look until you get home is surprisingly fun. It can be a fun idea to give the kids a camera each. no panic if they lose them, and added excitement when you get the pictures developed.
Or if you feel brave, take no camera at all! Just take a blank notepad and pencils and draw your way through the festival. What ever you choose, the memories will be there for ever.