Author: Susan Reed

How to Prepare for a Music Festival

Music festivals are fun activities where there a number of different musical performers or bands. They can either be of the same genre or have a certain theme. It is meant to squeeze in as many bands as possible to draws crowds to these events. The diversity of music artists is meant to appeal to appeal to different groups of people and music lovers.

These festivals are fun but it can be tiring and challenging at times with such a huge crowd in attendance. It is best to prepare and approach events like these with the proper mindset in the case of any incident or discomfort that may come with big crowded festivals. To see some cool videos go here.

How to Prepare:

  • Research the artists and their music
    • Music festivals usually have various musicians, artists, and acts incorporated into the show. You will enjoy and relate to them more if you know their music and their songs.
  • Make friends
    • Especially if you’re planning to go there alone be open to making new friends. You’ll have more fun if you feel you belong there with a lot of people.
  • Secure yourself
    • You are in-charge of your own safety and security while at the festival. Make sure that your surroundings as well as the people around you are not a threat. Report to the authorities for any suspicious activity
  • Apply sunscreen
    • Sometimes music festivals are a whole day event or might even take days. Protect yourself from the sun by bringing and applying sunscreen.
  • Plan the events or artists you wish to see in the festival
    • There is a program prepared with the artists and their performance schedule. You don’t have to attend all of them, you can choose to attend only the activities you want schedule rests in between events.
  • Hydrate
    • Some music festivals are held outdoors so be sure to bring enough water to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Bring nice clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
    • Look fashionable for the event. Take awesome pictures. Since these events take a whole day, you will need a change of clothes to keep yourself fresh and in case someone accidentally spills drink on you.
  • Bring toiletries
    • Music festivals are crowded places and sometimes there might not be enough port-a-poppies. Bring some basic toiletries to keep yourself clean.
  • Carry a flashlight
    • You might need to use a flashlight at night, especially in places which are not well-lit to avoid tripping over stones or people. 
  • Make sure to bring your tickets
    • This is probably the most important things you need to bring other than money. You can’t get in if you forgot this.

 

Have fun!

My First Coachella Experience

Coachella gained national popularity in 2011. It was getting more and more traction and in 2010 it blew up. 2011, was a whole other story. The first time I went to the amazing coachella music festival was in 2010. The year before my friends had gone and didn’t buy a ticket until they got there at the ticketing office.. yeah you heard that right! They were able to go up to the entrance and just buy a ticket straight up. No never-ending waiting on the internet for the pre-sales.

Anyways, since they had all bought their tickets that way I decided to do the same since I wasn’t even sure if I was going to go. Little did I know that Coachella was about to blow up. A few months before the concert the tickets were sold out and everyone was scrambling to buy tickets off of craigslist and aquaintances.

I bought mine from a friend of a friend. I get to Coachella to scan my ticket and guess what…. the friend of a friend had printed out the same ticket 6 times and sold them to 6 other people… for $400 each. He obviously made a killing, made sure to be at Coachella extra early to scan his original ticket and scammed us all.

I ended up paying the guy at the exit $50 to let us ride in through the exit in his golf cart. It was a great trip but I learned my lesson.

Here are some glorious photos from Coachella 2010.