Is it festival season? If you’re anything like me, that means you’re probably thinking about how much fun you’ll have at the next music festival. What’s not to love? Festivals are a great way to get out of the house and enjoy some time with friends outside under the sun. But if you haven’t been before, it’s worth taking some time beforehand to consider what might happen when things go wrong—and how to avoid them.
Pack the essentials
- Pack the essentials.
- Be prepared for any weather. If you’re going to a festival, it’s likely that there will be some kind of inclement weather at some point during your trip. Whether it’s rain or heat, make sure you’re prepared with sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses so that you don’t get sunburned or have your eyes damaged by UV rays.
- Bring a first aid kit in case something goes wrong on-site–you never know what could happen! It’s also good practice to always carry one with you anyway because accidents happen all the time (especially when alcohol is involved). Make sure to include bandages of varying sizes; gauze pads; gauze rolls; medical tape; antiseptic wipes or liquid cleanser (for cleaning cuts); alcohol wipes/spray if applicable; antibiotic creams such as Neosporin which treat minor cuts & scrapes effectively without hurting skin tissue too much like hydrogen peroxide does! If possible try adding other items such as aspirin tablets for headaches caused by dehydration due to excessive heat exposure over long periods without proper hydration strategies being implemented beforehand.”
Make sure you have a good tent
When you are at a festival, you will want to make sure that your tent is big enough to fit all of your stuff. You may have some things that are too large or heavy for the average person’s backpack and this can be very inconvenient. You also need to make sure that the tent is waterproof so that it doesn’t leak when it rains (or even just begins drizzling).
Finally, if possible find one with easy set up instructions so that when it comes time for bedtime and everyone else is already asleep in their tents and laying down on their mats with sleeping bags on top of them ready for bedtime…you don’t have any problems getting everything ready for yourself!
Go early to avoid the sun
- Go early. The sun is the biggest threat to your health at festivals, and it’s best to avoid as much of it as possible. Early entry means you can get in and find a good spot in the crowd before everyone else arrives.
- Stay hydrated! It’s easy to forget how much water you need when you’re having so much fun, but drinking plenty will help keep you cool and prevent dehydration. Make sure that any drinks are non-alcoholic though – alcohol actually makes us feel warmer than we really are!
Bring a portable phone charger
It’s a good idea to bring a portable phone charger with you. You can purchase them at the festival, but it’s better to get one before hand. They’re available at most convenience stores and grocery stores.
Buy water in advance
- Buy water in advance. This is an absolute must-do for any festival, especially if you’re camping out. You’re going to be burning through a lot of calories, so you’ll want to stay hydrated all day long. Instead of buying drinks from vendors that might cost $5 or more per bottle (or even more if they’re alcohol), bring your own reusable water bottle and fill it up at the free water stations set up throughout the festival grounds.
- Bring a towel or blanket to sit on during shows that are outdoors–it’ll help keep your butt dry when it rains!
- Don’t drink alcohol–it dehydrates you and can lead to serious health problems in extreme heat conditions like those found at music festivals where people have been known to pass out due to heatstroke after drinking too much booze without enough water intake beforehand! Also remember: don’t drink anything else besides water because…well…this isn’t exactly rocket science here; but just in case I’ll spell it out: don’t eat too much food either!
Don’t be afraid to step away from the crowd
If you’re feeling claustrophobic and want to get away from the crowd, don’t be afraid to step away. You will still be able to see the stage, but you’ll have a better view of what’s going on around it as well. You can meet new people who are looking for a place to sit down or just relax for a minute. Maybe they’ll even share their food with you!
You might also want some fresh air; festivals can get very hot and muggy, especially if they are held outdoors (which most are). If this is the case at your festival, stepping away from it all could lead directly into some nice relaxation time under an umbrella with an ice cold drink in hand–and maybe even some shade from those nearby trees or buildings if necessary!
Going to festivals can be fun, but it takes planning and preparation.
- Plan ahead.
- Pack the essentials.
- Make sure you have a good tent and sleeping bag, or at least something to cover yourself with if it rains. If your phone dies during the festival, don’t worry–you can always find someone who will let you charge it for free! Just make sure that they don’t steal all of your data while they’re at it!
Festivals are a great way to spend your summer, but you need to plan ahead if you want to make sure you have a good time. If you are planning on attending one soon or in the future, check out these tips so that you can survive it!