Music festivals are all the rage among college students these days! People tend to make it a full-on stay-cation rave. From unicorn headbands, flower crowns, LED shoes to tropical outfits the festivities are quite glorious. The intrigue comes from the escape it provides from the daily routine. When you’re partying with your friends it is important to be careful, responsible and prepared. When you spend the whole day jamming out to the best alternate bands that get you through tough days with your closest friends you may not notice that you’ve been in the sun all day. Having sunscreen and wet wipes on you is crucial but a cap or hat is a definite must. Sturdy yet comfortable shoes are just as important. Comfy sandals or sneakers are great for a sunny affair but if it’s rainy and muddy wellingtons are your best go-to. When you set up in one place it’s difficult to move around without losing your spot so make sure to clean up after yourself.
Reliable rubbish removal is crucial in such an open and crowded setting. Letting uneaten food or messes around can be a health hazard and cause injuries. Take snacks in containers and your own re-usable water bottles instead of having to buy plastic water bottles and adding to the litter. Staying hydrated and well feed throughout will make it all better. Fainting spells, heat strokes, dehydration, fatigue and hangovers can all be avoided if you drink plenty of water and eat. Give your feet a break and sit down between songs. Pace yourself. Just because you’re on break doesn’t mean you need to go all out and then take a month or so to recover. Party in moderation and know your limits. When you’re eating and drinking you need to be responsible with where you leave your drinks. Do not leave your drinks or bottles unattended.
Mix and mingle with new people but make sure all your friends stay close and are fit and accounted for. Bathrooms are usually porta potties so you may need to bring your own toilet paper or wet towels. If you are camping on the premise like many often do, make sure you pack plenty of overnight supplies and flash lights. Most festival organizers opt for the skip hire Macleod option for garbage disposal so make their lives easier by properly cleaning up after yourself. Collect your trash after you’re done and throw it away into the designated bins. Help out by picking up what you can as well. Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you should act like an irrational and irresponsible teenager. You can party just fine but being prepared will allow you to let loose and relax! So, put on your most festive flower crown and shorts and party on!