With Ultra rapping up last night with a breathtaking performance from Swedish House Mafia, a legend in the dance music scene, it feels like we are already knee deep in the festival season. With huge festivals like EDC and Coachella just around the corner, it is important to learn from prior festivals and apply them to future ones in order to get the best experience possible.
Well, this art and rave clothing company has compiled a list of 5 things we learned from this year's Ultra that can help you have an amazing experience at your next music festival.
Review The Festival Rules
Every music festival has a distinct set of rules put in place notifying attendees of what items they are and are not allowed to bring into the venue. Make sure to double check the rules before going to the event. Even for you veterans out there, it is always a good idea to double check, things change. For example, this year, Ultra changed its bag guidelines to only allow hydration packs and clear plastic backpacks 13’’x17’’ or under. I’ve seen people have to throw away their nice bags upon entry, so don’t risk it!
Get Your Merch Early
If you’re thinking about getting merch from the merch tent, you’re going to want to make sure it’s the first thing you do when you get in. Many items sold at these merch tents are exclusive releases for the event and often times sell out within the first day. Even if you’re not interested in purchasing any merch and already have the perfect rave clothing outfit, the merch area is a great place just to browse and take a quick breather from the music.
Bring A Bandana Or Facemask
Dust wind and smoke are 3 things you’re definitely going to find at almost every music festival. Coming prepared with a face mask allows you to filter out those pesky smells and allergens. Plus, in this art and rave clothing companies opinion, it makes a great addition to any rave outfit. Bandanas and facemasks come in a variety of patterns and colors so it is a great opportunity to add an accessory that really represents who you are. Be sure to check out our selection of high-quality psychedelic bandanas! We’re sure you won’t be disappointed!
Bring Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer & Wet Wipes
Now, this tip isn’t specifically for girls, but girls I’m just warning you, you’re really going to want to pay attention to this one. If you haven’t been raving for very long you probably haven’t discovered the terrors of festival restrooms. Well, I’m here to say that one of the most trademark things about festival restrooms is now entire rolls of unused toilet paper mysteriously end up at the bottom of the toilet, leaving you with nothing… Don’t get caught with your pants down and bring your own roll! You may not need to use it but on the off chance, you run into this issue you’re going to be glad you brought it!
Set-up a Meeting Spot, Before the Madness Begins
People are going to get lost. It happens to the biggest groups and it happens to the smallest groups. Don’t let your friend get stranded and crying alone. Set-up a definitive meeting spot at the beginning of the festival and a schedule of when your group will be checking the meeting spot for missing members. Music festivals are infamous for horrible signal quality so having a place determined beforehand saves your group some extra stress.
Jumbie Art is a passionate art and rave clothing company located in the heart of Southern California. Jumbie Art loves everything that is music & art and loves being able to contribute to and be a part of the rave scene. All our art and rave clothing are made in the U.S. out of high-quality fabric. We understand that rave clothing carries memories with it, so we want to be sure our products last the test of time.