First time going to a festival? Here are 6 tips to make the best of it?
Published on 09.01.2022 Written by BrainBrain
Summer is just around the corner and countries around the world are lifting the pandemics restrictions. What feels like the dark ages of EDM festivals is steadily coming to an end. These large gatherings are some of the best ways to feel free, enjoy music, and explore emerging arts. But if you're new to them, you might find these simple tricks incredibly useful. So, do you want to maximize the fun you will have throughout an EDM festival?
Here are 6 essential tips that are sure to help.
Tip 1: Bring a water bottle
Most people attending their first festival are quickly overwhelmed by the vast array of new experiences. When that happens people may neglect their health and stick to just drinking beer and other alcoholic beverages. These alongside drugs and longer periods of dancing will dehydrate the body and make them feel tired and moody. Having a water bottle with you will make sure you can enjoy the festival to the fullest.
Tip 2: Wear clothes you don't mind getting trashed
No matter how hard you may try, it’s likely you will get some stains on yourself and your clothes. So it's best to choose an outfit that is only meant for festivals and raves. If you have room in your travel bag, it's also a good idea to bring some spare clothes and footwear. The weather might turn and make it almost impossible to stay clean. But if you have a spare outfit, then you’ll be looking fresh once the clouds pass.
Tip 3: Look for epic artists and make a plan
When there, it can be extremely easy to find fun things to do. Whether it's a friendly new crew or an unconventional workshop. These activities are a big part of living free and enjoying the experience. But the last thing you want is to have missed some of your favorite artists when it's time to go home. So, grab a schedule along with a map of the area and mark the activities you definitely want to go to. You can as for a map and a timetable from the staff, but they are usually found near the entrance.
Tip 4: Go with a group
If it’s your first time, such a large event can be intimidating. But going with someone who has been there many times might help navigate the scene. Especially at some of the bigger events where the opportunity for fun is basically endless.
Planning a solo-trip? No worries! The festival crowd is usually very friendly and awesome to hang with. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to find new friends and open-minded people. Don’t hesitate to say hi to your camping neighbors or strike up a convo with a stranger in line for food. After all, everyone is there for those good vibes!
Tip 5: Must-have items
Over the years I’ve noticed these items becoming a scarcity as the event goes on. When that happens it may become difficult finding them on festival grounds. The essential things you definitely want to bring with you are wet wipes, condoms, toilet roll, gum, and some extra cash.
As previously mentioned, EDM festivals can get dirty (in one way or another). But having a box of wet wipes in your tent lets you keep smelling like roses without waiting in the long shower line.
Regarding condoms, I’ve heard they are a good way to avoid bringing new festival babies to the world. While having the best time of your life, it’s likely that an unexpected romance sparks up. Having some rubbers with you at all times gives you a sense of freedom to see where things go. And if you're looking for ways to connect with new people. Bringing a bag of jelly beans or gum will immediately make you everyone's best friend!
Tip 6: Don't overthink things
Remember, a festival is a marathon, not a sprint. If you need to eat, eat. If you need to sleep, sleep. If you need to see how much fun you can fit into a 48h window. Then let me know, I'll be the first to join in. Most people do not operate well with little to no sleep over the course of several days. That is why we have created BrainBrain - the only supplement you need during your first festival journey.