Did you miss Part One of this blog? Catch up.
Pre-download festival apps, maps, and set times and set them as your lock screen. There’s a chance you won’t get service for the pertinent infoz and that would make you a sad lost puppy. Many pro festival-goers recommend setting the set times screenshot as your background so you don’t even have to dig through your photo album to find it.
Bring an extra pair of socks. If you’re trying to Dance Dance Revolution all night, you can never underestimate the power of a fresh pair of dry socks for your footsies.
If you’re at a festival that steals water bottle lids, find a lid and hold onto it like it’s gold. This could be finding one at the festival or buying the bottle at a store and bringing the lid with you the second night. Water holding issue solved.
If the air is dry, put Vaseline or Chapstick in your nose. The Electric Sky in Las Vegas, NV has air as dry as the cinnamon challenge and that layer of moisture could save you a nosebleed if you’re really not used to zero humidity.
Bring dat kash money, dawg. You never know when you’ll leave your credit card at the bar or lose your wallet. And worst case scenario, that remote camping festival might not have the wifi to process the transaction for the cheesy nachos that are about to save your life.
Use body glide to prevent chafing. I know there are some of you that just want to dance your little hearts out all night. This tip is for you.
Use a badge extender to keep your phone as close as a baby on a leash. Is your phone a sneaky little bastard? It happens to the best of us, you reach into your pocket and your heart drops as low as the beat does - your phone is missing. Clip a retractable badge extenders to that bad boy and keep it close - whether it wants to or not.
Put your phone on airplane mode to save battery. Who are you trying to call anyway? Mom can wait. And so can those work emails.
Wrap a little toilet paper off the roll and stuff it into your bag. We’ve covered porta potty strategy as thoroughly as you should cover the seat in toilet paper. Sneaking an extra bit off the roll is a little selfish, but worth it later if you need it.
Setup your Medical ID and Emergency Contact on your iPhone. Look up directions on google or something.
WEAR EARPLUGS. Because I’m yelling at you in all caps and it can damage your ears. Tinnitus is a condition that a lot of old ravers develop - it’s the constant ringing of your ears that can be caused by too many loud wubs.
Keep a thick rubber band around your phone. It makes it harder for it to fall out while you’re shuffling about.
Put a bottle of water on your pillow before you leave for the night. Dehydration is one of the number one issues ravers face. Putting a bottle of water where you can’t ignore it and drinking it before you go to sleep ensures that you’re rave ready the next day. Leave a tylenol next to your bed in case you’re feeling hungover.
If you’re interested in hearing specifically about camping festival hacks, see our earlier blog that outlines what to bring, what to pack, camping recipes, how to make friends, and what to expect: Camping Festival Hacks and Packing List.