There are some rules one must know and respect. These few principles are the key to a successful festival experience. You’ll see, it’s very simple to be smart.
R U L E N ° 1 : Stay with your friends
You might not be going to Tomorrow Land, Coachella or huge festivals like these, but you will be very likely to find yourself in a huge crowd filled with crazy party people dancing, shouting, and jumping. Even thought you’ll be having the time of your life, try to check from time to time if you’re friends are still around. Festival locations are often in isolated places where data is rare. Once you lose them, you’re destined to a great solitude.
R U L E N ° 2 : Protect yourself from the sun
European summers can reach temperatures up to 40°C with no wind, no humidity and no hope. If you don’t want to be a dehydrated lobster, wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap whenever you’re outside. If you chose to camp, there are relatively affordable extra protection that you can put above your tent to avoid extreme heat.
R U L E N ° 3 : Make sure to get enough sleep
I know I sound like your mother, but seriously getting enough sleep is IMPORTANT. You want to make the most of your experience and being a zombie after the first day is such a shame. We are young, but five hours of sleep per night is a must.
R U L E N ° 4 : Drink water
Beer might be your faithful and beloved companion but you must let it go sometimes and stick to the good old water bottle. Despite all the benefits the booze brings, it contains alcohol and will dehydrate your body very fast. Especially in high temperatures, try to drink water as much as possible during the day and keep some with you during concerts. I would advise you to get a Camel Back of 1 to 2 Litters and fill it up with fresh and clean water. Camel Back are often filled with alcohol and it’s fine but make sure that at least one person of your group has a water camel back so he/she can save you all.
R U L E N ° 5 : Don’t go over your limits
It is important to be careful with alcohol, drugs or whatever you’re taking. You’re not at home with a comfortable bed waiting for you and appropriate medical care if needed. Many people will get too much and won’t be able to handle it. You don’t want to end up in a crowded tent, not able to stand up and missing the artist you’ve been waiting for all year-long. It’s really easy to get carried away so I would advise you to prepare the quantities in advance (whatever it is you are taking), and don’t go over this limit.