If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking day and night about the next festival that you can legally attend. You’ve probably done everything in your power to help put an end to the pandemic, and you’re now wishing for some fun.
We get it. Sitting home alone is gruesome. Music festivals are one of the most highly anticipated sets of events this summer, and you just can’t wait to wrap that festival bracelet around your wrist again.
You, summer, and hundreds of thousands of fans cheering when the first chord strikes and lights go out only to flash before your eyes and go wild once the band comes on stage. Yeah, we miss it too. Even so, some precautions will have to be taken. With that said, here’s what you’ll probably need to do at future festivals.
1. Book Your Ticket(s) in Advance
Like it or not, you’ll have to get used to being an early bird. No, you won’t have to get up in the morning, but you’ll need to have money on your card to buy your ticket when they first go up for grabs.
Be aware that there will still be limited tickets available for at least a few months from now on despite the fact that the risk of infections is much lower now. Oh, and you also need to be aware of the fact that the number of tickets a single person can buy will probably be limited by default.
2. Get Event Cancelation Insurance if Possible
With things seemingly still uncertain, it would be wise to get insurance in case the event gets canceled. The main reason you should do this is that things are still uncertain, and you might find yourself with your money go until the organizers either announce a reschedule or a refund policy.
If you get insured, you won’t have to worry about any of these things. The insurance company, depending on the plan you select, will handle all the refund and remuneration issues on your behalf. If you’re interested in such an option and want to find out more, there’s a lot of useful information all around the web.
3. Ensure You Can Travel Safely
With all the new and constantly changing regulations, it’s better to plan everything ahead, including travel. If you own a personal car, you can rest assured most of the time. However, even then, you might need to travel through a different route depending on what the organizers and authorities have set in place.
On the other hand, if you’re relying on public transport, it might be a good idea to reserve your seat in advance. Make sure to respect social distancing rules as much as you can, and wear a face-covering to diminish the risk of transmission. Speaking of which…
4. Wear a Mask
Yeah, it’s not fun in the slightest. Regardless of what mask you choose, there’s a chance to greatly reduce the spread of any virus. So, as uncomfortable as they can be at times, it might be worth wearing one in a crowded area.
And, of course, it might actually be imposed by the festival organizers as well. Since it’s a private event, they can enact what rules they see fit to keep the crowd as safe as possible. In short, it’s a good idea to have a mask handy, even if you’re not going to wear it at all times.
5. Consider Donating to Your Favorite Artists
It’s been a rough period for many of us. However, none were apparently nearly as affected as event organizers and artists. Since they’ve had few concerts (if any) for over a year, maybe the money they’re getting from a single festival won’t be enough to cover all of their costs.
In this sense, we encourage you to donate. Listen to them on Spotify, Deezer, and other similar services. Purchase their albums and merchandise. Help them out as much as you can if you really appreciate the music they’re creating. Please really consider this if it’s a smaller unknown artist especially. They need it the most.
6. Have a Spare Battery Available
Everything is going digital, especially the small festival booklets that you keep in a drawer somewhere and completely forget about them until it’s time for spring cleaning. The push for digital is huge now more than ever. This is in part due to the set of safety measures imposed by authorities, but also because it cuts costs for the organizers.
With that said, having a spare battery for your phone is almost mandatory. You’ll be using it a lot to navigate, pay, find out info, stay informed regarding what acts are performing at what stage, and so much more. There’s no way a modern smartphone’s battery can last more than two days in such conditions. And that’s being indulgent.
7. Pack Smart, Not More
Look, this point isn’t necessarily pandemic-related. However, the less stuff you touch, the fewer chances you have of contacting a virus or bacteria. With that said, packing less stuff may be the smart choice, especially if you’re camping. And if you’re going to a five-star hotel, then you already have most of the things you need right there.
Think about it this way: you’re probably going to buy a lot of souvenirs where you’re going anyway. So what’s the point of tying yourself down with lots of luggage at the departure when you’re going to have to carry even more for the return trip?
8. Go to the Festival
Finally, just go to that festival. Just do it! The only thing left to say is that we hope this piece of advice has been useful.
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