You’ve been counting down for so long, and the time is finally here. Going to a music festival is such an exciting and euphoric experience. The rush of adrenaline from seeing your favorite artists and the cheers from the crowd create a one-of-a-kind feeling that you can only get from attending a music festival. However, if you don’t properly prepare for the event, you could face situations that might ruin your enjoyment.
When attending a music festival, you want to maximize your experience this summer and ease your troubles by planning ahead of time and avoiding some of the biggest music festival mistakes.
Not Protecting Your Ears From Loud Noises
Many music festival-goers completely ignore this tip, but if you love your privilege of hearing, you should wear earplugs while attending a music festival. We’re not saying to wear noise-canceling headphones but instead earplugs that filter noise above a specific decibel. Not wearing earplugs while attending these concerts can cause permanent eardrum damage and affect your hearing over time.
If you don’t want to make a trip to the audiologist for hearing loss symptoms, protect your ears and stand farther away from the stage speakers.
Not Staying Hydrated Throughout the Festival
The biggest mistake you could make at a music festival is not staying hydrated throughout the festival. While attending a festival, you’re walking around all day in the bright sun while standing in a large crowd of people, accumulating even more heat. The trick is to drink a lot of water before entering the festival and drinking water throughout the day.
If you can, you should bring a personal one-liter bottle of water that you can refill throughout the day. If not, locate vendors or stalls around the area for water.
Pre-Gaming Too Hard Before the Festival Begins
Many of us have seen that person at a party that was way over their limit—don’t be that person. Many people like to “pre-game” before attending a music festival to avoid overpaying for drinks later.
Sometimes, pre-gaming too hard can lead to you feeling miserable throughout the day and not being able to enjoy the music because you’re feeling ill or exhausted. Remember to enjoy things in moderation and to be responsible.
Forgetting To Pack Sunscreen & Appropriate Clothing
Some of the most popular music festivals have become events where people bring out their best looks to show off on their social media. However, you should remember to wear shoes and clothes that you are comfortable having on for hours at a time. We also recommend not wearing your most lavish and expensive clothing in case of inclement weather and mud.
This summer, avoid making the biggest music festival mistakes by preparing and making intelligent and mature decisions. Prioritize your safety and the safety of your peers by making smart decisions and remaining aware. Have fun, stay hydrated, and stay safe!