12 Sep Safety Tips for A Beach Festival
Stay Hydrated, Cool, and Ditch Dehydration
Partying and enjoying watching your bands play under the scorching sun can be tiring. To avoid dehydration, start by making sure you drink plenty of water. A lot of stations at the festival provide water. This certainly applies if you’re drinking alcohol. Make sure you avoid doing intense activities during the hottest time during the day, that is between the hours 10 am to 2 pm. It is recommended you find some shade and rest. Do not forget to wear light clothes in light colours and make sure you are comfortable in your clothes. Make sure you stay cool by wearing sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
Go with A Group/ Friend
It is recommended that you go with a trusted friend or a group as it will make sure you have someone to look out for you. Make sure you set up a meeting spot where you can meet up in case you split up or get lost. It is better not to rely on your phone as there might be network and battery issues. Also, make sure you and friend(s) have an exit strategy in case something goes wrong, this is always a good idea as you never know when something might go wrong.
Keep an Eye on Your Drink
Always stay within a recommended limit and keep a count of what you are drinking. Drink spiking is a major issue at beach festivals. This is when a person adds a drug called as GHB or Rohypnol to your drink without you knowing, and it will make you feel uneasy while making you forgot the events that took place. It is recommended not to accept drinks from strangers or people you do not trust. If you wish to hang out with strangers, make sure you pour yourself drinks and keep a limit.
Supervise Your Belongings
Make sure you do not bring anything that is way too expensive to music festivals. This is because you might be camping at the festival and might leave your belongings in a car or a tent, which can be easily accessed and stolen, though it is better not to leave anything in your car or the tent. Bring a sturdy backpack to keep your medications, valuables, water, extra clothes, etc.
You can make the best time at the beach festival by making sure your party safe. Keep count of how much alcohol you’re drinking and make sure you avoid binge drinking at all costs. Remember to eat your meals and drink a lot of water. While illegal drugs may seem fun, they are also dangerous as you don’t know what’s in them or how they’ll affect you. Do not mix alcohol and other drugs. This is because you can’t say how they will react to each other and if they will make you sick. Stay safe.