There is no better entertainment than a music festival. No question.
With a lineup of amazing bands, sense of community, and energetic atmosphere, we all understand the appeal!
If you’re a music festival junkie planning on attending a music festival anytime in the near future, you may be wondering how you can keep yourself and your friends safe.
Here are four tips for staying safe at a music festival.
1. Use the Buddy System
Chances are, you’re not going to a music festival by yourself. Make sure your group of friends is on board with using the buddy system! If someone wants to find a bathroom or get something to eat, they should take at least one other person with them!
Traveling everywhere in pairs is a great way to stay safe, avoid getting lost, and discourage strangers from trapping you in a conversation.
Pro-tip: It’s a good idea to decide on a meeting place for picking up lost group members just in case someone wanders off.
2. Dress Appropriately
Music festival clothing should be fun and showcase your style, but be prepared! Try to get a sense of the weather ahead of time. If you need a set of clothes for colder weather, it’s best to know before you arrive at the venue!
If you’re wondering what to wear to a music festival, just keep it fun! Wild patterns, tassels, and statement jewelry are all encouraged, as long as you feel like yourself. But don’t be afraid to try out a new style, either!
3. Stay Hydrated
With music comes dancing and with dancing comes sweat! Take sips of water regularly to ensure that you don’t pass out from dehydration in the midst of a show! Be especially careful if the venue is outside on a hot day.
Bring more water than you think you’ll need and keep some in your vehicle. Take hydration breaks that give you the chance to cool down and prepare for the next band.
Remember to keep an eye on your drinks, too! It’s possible that someone could be slipping unsafe substances into an unsuspecting person’s drink. If you set down an uncovered cup and look away from it, get a new drink!
4. Party Smarter, Not Harder
You can have plenty of fun at a music festival without going overboard! Be mindful of your alcohol consumption and remember to eat meals and drink plenty of water.
Don’t accept drugs from strangers and keep an eye on your friends to make sure they don’t either. You all want to have a good time, but there may be stranger at the festival looking to take advantage of you.
A Music Festival to Remember
You want to remember your music festival for all the right reasons! Following these tips will keep you safe enough to focus on what really matters: the music!
Now that you know how to stay safe, you should learn what to pack!