Your Summer Concert & Festival Survival Guide
We want you have to have the ULTIMATE CONCERT EXPERIENCE this summer. That’s why we’ve come up with 12 essential concert and festival tips to not only survive, but to to make sure you have the best time possible.
Get tickets early
Don’t wait until the last minute to secure your tickets to all your favorite summer concerts and festivals. If they email you tickets, make sure you have them downloaded on your phone just in case.
Plan to carpool
Many times there are fees for parking and having less vehicles will save on gas and parking costs. OR an even better idea is to…
Book transportation early
Booking concert or festival transportation for your group is a great option. This saves having to fight over who is driving, who is paying for parking, and that long walk to line. If there are several of you going, you can split the cost of the limo, bus or shuttle. We’ve found that our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter limos are a favorite for concert and festival goers all over the state. Be sure to book early so you can pick out which vehicle you want. We have 4 styles available. View them for yourself here.
Read up on concert/venue restrictions or policies
Some venues have strict policies about what you can and cannot bring in such as cameras, umbrellas, bags, etc. So be sure to check the venue’s website before bringing your reclining lounge chair and mini cooler.
Bring what you can
On another note, DO bring the essential things you can. Blankets, coolers, snacks, and drinks are a must for outdoor concerts and festivals.
Charge your smart phone
You know you are going to be taking tons of video and photos at the show. Make sure your phone is fully charged and bring an extra battery or charger if you can. You just never know when your favorite artist is going to fall off stage…
Or Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum is going grab your phone to take a quick video on stage (this happened with our group!).
Nothing is worse than a sunburn when you are trying to watch your favorite bands. Do yourself a favor and lather up periodically.
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Prevent headaches, fatigue, and dehydration during the show by drinking plenty of water and gatorade. If you are planning on drinking alcohol, drink a bottle of water in between each dink.
Which reminds me of my next point…bring your own hand sani and tp
Never trust that the bathrooms or porta potties are going to have what you need. If things get bad enough, you may be able to even turn a profit by selling them!
Dress for success!
Hats, hair ties, comfortable shoes are all important to remember the day of. If it’s an outdoor concert, it may be hot during the day and cold in the evening so bringing a few layers may be necessary.
Choosing the right shoes is critical—remember the three Cs: comfy, cute and close-toed (to avoid tootsie-trampling).
Clear your schedule the next morning
Don’t plan an early morning workout or breakfast the next day. Give you body some time to recover for the excess sun, fun, and excitement. Spend a few hours on Netflix. I recommend House of Cards.
We drive all over the Southeast and we’d love to be a part of your next concert or festival! Give us a call (910) 398-8333 or request a quote online.