Music festivals can be great fun and it’s incredible how many of them are popping up every year. Normally, during summer, hundreds of musicians are performing live on stages all over the nation and abroad and if you are really lucky you may get to see your favorite bands within the same weekend or even on the same day. Besides, you get the chance to socialize with people who share similar tastes and are interested in the same type of music as you.
On the other hand, there are also some negative aspects associated with music festivals that need to be carefully addressed and planned in advance.
Weather Is Unpredictable
Weather conditions can often be unpredictable. Increasing gas emissions have caused severe climate changes globally and as a result you may expect heavy showers in August. Generally, be prepared to assume the worst so that you get the least disappointed. Always have with you a lightweight waterproof jacket, which you can fold up nicely and put in your bag. Jackets are better than umbrellas because umbrellas will most likely block other people’s views of the bands. You don’t want to be the most unpopular person at the festival.
Restrooms Can Be A Horrible Experience
Festival restrooms can often be a horrible experience and many people would avoid using them if possible. One great solution is taking your own portable toilet at the festival. For instance, BioToi is a portable and fully environmentally friendly Bio-Toilet that meets the highest standards for hygiene, quality and function. Moreover, it is easy to carry, and its toilet waste bags are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable. So, this is a good alternative to consider instead of the festival’s restrooms.
Food Is Often The Worst You Can Find
Festival food is not the best. Actually, it can be the worst. Most of the times, the hot food is being reheated and the hygiene standards are violated. So, the best thing you can do is take your own food at the festival. You can pre-cook meals such as cooked potatoes, bacon and sausages and put them in take-away containers in the freezer. Before leaving for the festival, put everything into a cooler box and make sure it is surrounded by the tent, sleeping bags and blankets.
If you don’t like cooked food, you can take breakfast bars, white or brown rolls, crackers with cheese, canned fruit or fresh fruit at the festival. In any case, make sure you get lots of water (at the festival, water can be quite expensive) and lots of beer.
Interaction With Strangers May Harm You
As old-fashioned as it may sound, avoid interaction with people who seem weird to you. Music festivals can be great social events, no doubt about that, but they can also turn to a nightmare if you don’t set certain limits to communication. It’s nice to have people around who share similar interests, but, on the other hand, make sure you “know” you’re talking to. Don’t forget that some people may get drunk and misbehave and you don’t want to have shared your life story with those people.
Overall, music festivals can be a great experience. In spite of the fact that they can be tiring, or even exhausting, if you really love music, you can attend the highlight of the year. It sounds like lots of fun to me!