We aren't short of world-class festivals, Ultra Music, Coachella, Tomorrowland... the list goes on! But all require a certain amount of know-how on the part of festival goers to ensure maximum fun/minimum hassle. Vacay Swimwear lives for fun, so to help out all you amazing people we’ve compiled a basic survival guide for all the newbies.
THE VACAY FESTIVAL GUIDE
Sleeping might not be high on your priority list when there's so much else going on, but you still need to think about the options and plan ahead to guarantee you get at least a few zzzz's.
- Hotels within a festival’s fall-out zone will hike their prices for the duration, but if a proper bed and a decent shower are must-haves then book early to see if you can get a good deal.
- RVs can be a happy medium between camping and hoteling: all the benefits of being on-site and mixing with fellow festival goers, combined with walled privacy and your own bathroom.
- Drink plenty of water and moderate alcohol intake (one glass of water for every glass of alcohol is a good starting point).
- On-site food and drink options generally offer average quality at inflated prices so ask around for what’s good before joining a line. Have ID ready for alcohol-selling stalls and cash ready for all stalls (though cards are increasingly accepted thanks to mobile-payment platforms).
- If you’ve got no intention of getting drunk, but then somehow you end up a bit tipsy and that’s when the buddy system comes into its own. Having a friend to look after you if/when need be is essential for ensuring a safe time at a festival. Don’t forget to tell them in a slurred voice how much you love them.
- Phone reception can be patchy so choose a rendezvous point and have a set meet-up time in case you get separated from your friends.
- Be friendly towards strangers, but use common sense too – be wary of accepting any food or drink from them.