You may spend days choosing an event to go to, an outfit to wear, etc., but I bet oftentimes you forget the essentials. The lack of those may make what should’ve been an amazing day a disaster. Let’s look at some of the things you should definitely do before and during any outdoor music event.
Don’t Forget Your UV Protection
Sun can be warm and good until after the festival you realize your body is burning like crazy. The sun protection gear should include:
- A hat
Make sure your sunscreen is 30 SPF and higher, your skin will need a lot of protection. You can apply it under your makeup and on your whole body before you leave the house, but make sure you have the bottle with you to reapply later.
The sunglasses and the hat may hide your wonderful look, but they will also protect you from bright sunlight and overheating. You don’t have to wear them during the whole festival, so it should be fine.
Bring Your Water
It’s often impossible to get out of the crowd and then claim your place back during music festivals, so going out to buy some water might not be an option. Bring a bottle with you and make sure it stays cool for as long as possible. You can put it in the freezer before going out or put some ice into it before putting it into the bag.
Keep in mind that some events don’t allow bringing beverages with you but you can fill your bottle at a water station within the event area.
Stay Out of Trouble
All the fun at music events is often supported by alcohol, which often ends in one of the medical tents. Nobody is against a couple of beers, but keep in mind that alcohol dehydrates your body, not to mention headache and nausea the next day.
Plan Where You Go Ahead
Find out when your favorite artists perform and make sure you can get there beforehand. Listen to the announcements, maybe your favorites come on earlier or are getting late. Fans spend hours in front of an empty stage just to be in the front row, remember that as well. Also, a good tip is to have a meeting spot agreed on with your friends, so that if you go to different sets, you can meet at that spot afterwards.
These recommendations are easy to incorporate into your plans, but they can make your experience at a music festival truly magical!