Going to an outdoor music festival can be exciting, especially if you’ve never been. If you’re a festival newbie, you should follow our list of do’s and don’ts for survival tips and a little more.
Do: Be Prepared
You’ve probably decided which outfits to wear and which acts you want to see, but you probably haven’t thought as much about what else you’ll take. Being unprepared can be costly, as there will always be someone there charging too much for those items you forgot. By making a checklist, you won’t forget the essentials.
Do: Obey the Rules
You’re at a music festival and want to cut loose, but there are still rules to follow. If you try to sneak in something that’s forbidden, it can be costly in more ways than one. Some campgrounds don’t allow certain things, so be sure to check the rules before going.
Do: Stay Hydrated
It’s important to drink plenty of water, especially if it’s hot outside. Most festivals allow you to take in a 500ml bottle per person, and they all provide refill stations for convenience.
Do: Take Plenty of Pics
Instead of taking a chance with your expensive smartphone, consider taking in a few disposable cameras with flash for nighttime shots. These cameras are very light, and the prints have a retro feel.
Don’t: Lock up Your Tent
No one can prevent all festival thievery, but you can take certain measures. All a padlock does is tell others that you may have valuables. It’s easy to get into a tent, so just leave valuables at home and don’t draw attention to your campsite.
Don’t: Forget the Sunscreen
Outdoor festivals are notorious for rain, but when the sun does shine, you should be ready. Sunburns are never comfortable, especially when you’re sleeping in a tent. By bringing a travel-size sunscreen, you can be prepared for the hottest rays of the day.
Music festivals are fun, but being unprepared can take away much of that fun. By following this quick list of do’s and don’ts, you’ll be ready when festival season rolls around.