Are you a first-timer in joining a festival? Then you have come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find some few festival tips to make your first-time festival experience a blast. Take note that this doesn’t only apply for first-timers, but also for experienced festival goers as well.
Surviving a Festival
- When we talk about “surviving”, it doesn’t mean that there are tough challenges that you’re going to take when joining a festival. There’s no such thing as a shooting range in festivals, let alone an assault course of some kind.
- What you will do at a festival is to party all night and day, but that depends on what “kind” of festival are you going into. Being prepared is the key for a successful festival escapade. Listed below are the essentials that you should never forget to bring on a festival.
- Tickets: What’s the point of going into a festival if you don’t have a ticket, right? Be it your gate pass, a wristband-ticket, or a simple small ticket, it’s important to put them on your bag first before anything else.
- ID: Don’t just rely on your face alone. Most festivals will require you to show an ID to be able to enter their gates.
- Phone and Portable Charger: Of course, a festival isn’t complete if you don’t capture memories that you can take home with you. So don’t forget to bring your phone and also a portable charger, since power outlets are nowhere to be found in these events.
- Cash/Wallet: Keep this with you wherever you go and don’t leave them lying around at your tent or table. Crowds are a pickpocket’s hunting place so keep these two secure with you.
- On camping festivals, it’s advisable to arrive as early as you can so you can find a good camping spot around the area. Arriving late will result in smaller spaces especially on big festivals where crowds are triple the number.
- Be in groups and create a circle that acts as your communal area to set up your own camp chairs and the like. Once done, find or create a landmark that will act as a legend for your camping area to make it easier to find later.
- One of the most important thing you should do is to keep your valuables out of sight such as your wallet, phones, or any jewelry you have. Always make it a habit to bring them with you, or the next thing you’ll find is your camping area being ransacked by thieves.
- Don’t forget to pack enough food that will fit the whole squad/family. Doing so will save you a dime buying from food vans or something unless you really want to. Bring a plastic bag with you where you can put your trash to keep the campsite clean.
- As we’ve said earlier, festivals are like a thieves hunting ground. So there are some important safety tips that you should know.
- Always travel in pairs and don’t separate yourself from each other. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water with you to keep yourself hydrated as festivals can be very tiring especially when there are events that involve physical activity. Keep in mind that you’re in an environment full of people, so keep your belongings safe too by putting them on a waist bag that you can bring with you.
- If you’re with a large group of friends, be sure to have each other’s numbers so everyone can contact anyone in case of emergency.
- A skin’s biggest enemy when it comes to festivals is the heat of the sun. So don’t forget to bring sunscreen with you. Apply it every morning and re-apply it every few hours so you can party all day without worrying about burnt skin.
- Also, wet wipes is your friend as festivals don’t have any faucets with running water around. They come in handy in many things such as wiping your face, cleaning dirt out of your hands, and moisturizing your skin.
- Not to mention, a hand sanitizer to keep your hands away from bacteria. Don’t forget to bring your toothbrush and toothpaste too especially if you’re at a food festival.
- Here are the most important things you should bring on your festival trip.
- Toilet Roll
- Plenty of socks
- Waterproof jacket (in case it will rain)
- Hip flask
Survival a festival isn’t hard if you know what to bring and prepare. As long as you follow the tips above, you can have an enjoyable and unforgettable festival experience. Have fun!