Summer Festival 101: The Starter Pack

by Karine Janho, Jul 5, 2019 . 4 min read

Summer Festival 101: The Starter Pack

So you just bought tickets to attend your first ever summer festival! Best feeling ever. Time ticks as you simply can’t wait to watch your favorite artists do their magic while you sing and dance along.

Going to a live festival can be the best day of your life. However, it can also be a completely disastrous night if you’re not equipped with the bare necessities.

Take it easy though! We’re going to show you how to make most out of this unforgettable experience, step by step.

Chapter 1: The Calm Before the Storm

The excitement builds up as you get ready for your first day at the school of rock. A long hot day awaits before you, so let’s quickly go through the essentials!

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Although these are the absolute bare necessities, a detailed checklist is also recommended.

TIP: Apply a layer of sunscreen on every visible area on you. You certainly don’t want to look like a tomato at the end of the day. Tie your bandana covering your neck, and always pour some cold water in your bucket hat before every act to refresh. Carry the oldest ID card you own with you, and don’t forget a fair amount of cash.

 Chapter 2: Game Plan

Sun’s Out. Doors are finally open. Everybody runs. Seems appropriate, so you run like hell and try to race to the barricades, right? NOPE. FALSE. NOT REALLY. 

TIP: Be quick enough to transition. You have to take advantage of the post-set shuffle. That’s when fans who were already there are likely to move out to another activity or stage. Be opportunistic. Be fierce, with a smile. Most importantly, make friends with campers, you need them.

TIP: If you’re really close to stage, you have a high chance of catching a drum stick or guitar picks from the band. Holding a personalized poster can be a hassle all day long, however you have a high chance of securing the jack pot.

Chapter 3: The Memory Remains

Words cannot describe how important it is to take a photo or a video while you are there. In the days, months, and years that follow, every time you hear a song come that was played at the concert, you will remember that exact moment instantly.

TIP:  Treasure your ticket and the merchandise you buy as they will one day be memorabilia that might be worth more than what you think.

A music festival is truly a magical event that joins people from all over the world to listen and enjoy their favorite artists in one night. Do you have any more useful tips? Let us know in the comments section!

Further Readings – 3 Top Tips for Playing Guitar Live

 



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