Music festivals are, in general, some of the most enjoyable blowout fun you can have. Seeing acts from all across the world perform in one venue, sometimes on multiple stages, can be very enjoyable. Although of course, it’s important to have a plan as to what kind of acts you would like to see ahead of time, and how you’ll attend. Some people wish to pay more for access to showers, for example, while others forgo camping and instead spend time in the nearest hotel to have the most fun.
No matter what kind of approach you hope to take, like anything, you can have more or less fun depending on how well you prepare and what kind of experience you’re looking to have. In this post, we’ll discuss three steps you can take for optimizing your enjoyment of these festivals, limiting difficulties, and of course, going without the nasty surprises that can sometimes come if you haven’t thought everything through. With that in mind, let’s begin to consider some of the following advice:
Choose Who You Go With Carefully
It’s true to say that your ultimate enjoyment of music festivals can depend on who you attend with. Going with people who are liable to ditch you, or never keep in contact, or who might want to see totally different acts, or who aren’t reliable can lead you to worry, and that can mean you don’t have the best time, which you totally deserve to. This doesn’t mean the people who bring along have to conform to your every taste or activity, but having a good group of friends you can trust is essential. It also makes the experience so much more fun.
Prepare Your ‘Festival Survival Kit’
A festival survival kit can be healthy. This might involve certain medications, a secret compartment in a belt with emergency cash from Buddy Loans if you need it, a stronger phone case, a power bank so you can keep your phone charged up, a strong water bottle you can clean, mini toiletries you can use to stay hygienic, a secure portable safe that you can hide, and a key fob or chain you can keep connected to your person at all times. This kind of backup planning can help you avoid having to worry, as you’ll have the additional care and safety planning completed ahead of time.
Opt For Quality Tents & Bedding
If you do decide to camp out, it’s an important idea to invest in a good tent or at least good bedding that you can relax on and feel comfortable and safe in. Proper locks and sealing areas, an area to change your footwear, private compartments, and good beds you can relax on for an adequate night’s sleep is almost always key. Just remember not to spend too much money, because there’s a chance that tents can become damaged or even stolen when you’re away from them. This is why some people consider leaving behind tents which are then claimed by charities.
With this advice, we hope you can make the most out of music festivals going forward. If you plan well, you’ll no doubt appreciate the acts you’ve travelled to see even more.
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