Saturday, September 28, 2013

TomorrowWorld 101: Tips for the first time festival goer

Posted By on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM

TomorrowWorld, the U.S. counterpart to Belgium's Tomorrowland, is now underway, and it's set to be one of the largest music festivals this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The festival veterans already have bought their tents, CamelBaks and flower crowns, and have moved to the campsite, known as Dreamville. For the first timers, going to a three-day music festival is an experience that will not be soon forgotten. To make sure that you, the festival newbie, have the best time ever, here are some survival tips.

Bring camping gear, serious camping gear.
Bringing camping gear is important to making your nights enjoyable. Depending on weather conditions, you may need to bring a tarp and an extra blanket or two. There's no better party pooper than a wet tent.

Water is your friend.
During festivals, people like to drink alcohol and take part in ... other substances. But the one thing that is most important is to drink water. Water will help you feel refreshed and energized, especially when you're smashed by 10,000 of your closest friends taking in the gloriousness of Avicii.

Dress for comfort, but stylish comfort
This one's for the ladies. You will be surrounded by all these skinny minnies wearing next to nothing in the hot sun. And yet they will be brightly accessorized themselves with furry leg warmers and fishnet gloves. As much as you want to jump on that bandwagon, ask yourself, "How will I feel about this in about 5 hours..." If the answer is, "I want to rip my skin off," or something relating to "don't look at me, I'm a sweaty mess" You should probably rethink your wardrobe choice.

Festivals are better with friends, old and new!
One of the greatest things about music festivals in general, especially TomorrowWorld, is that there are so many people from all over the world you can meet. While you may have your circle of friends by your side, you'll soon meet some of your greatest friends known as "festie besties.
Don't worry about the perpetually angry people.
You know that saying, "Don't let the bastards get you down?" Well, definitely take that to heart. There will be those people that are constantly grumpy throughout the experience, and they will bother you. But don't let that one guy who's angry about who knows what get in the way of your fun.

Have fun!
You may not have an experience like this ever again. TomorrowWorld is supposed to be an escape from reality, and if the extravagant decor didn't convince you, the performances will. Take it all in, and let loose.

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