Tomorrow I'm going to something wonderful. As in, a music festival, in Dallas called “Something Wonderful.” A good name for a music festival if you ask me. I'll be hanging with the likes of Tiesto, DVBBS, Cedric Gervais, Ummet Ozcan, and my good pals Mako!
I'm excited, to say the least. But I know I need to pace myself. I'm no longer 18. Hell, I'm not 21. Or 22, or 23, or 24. You get the point. I feel old as a 28-year-old at these festivals. Michael and I tend to be the only ones wearing our bright colored ear plugs. I seem to be wearing more clothes than most girls in attendance. And some boys too.
But I shouldn't care, right? It's about the music after all. Nevertheless, here's 6 ways to make the most out of a music festival, especially as an old timer.
1. Tennis shoes.
You're going to be dancing til dawn, your feet will thank you. And you'll be happy you were able to stay until the end because you didn't need to sit down.
2. Wear ear plus.
I have a question for you: would you like to wear ear plugs or would you like to wear a hearing aid when you're 80? The decibel level at music festivals is damaging to your ears. Just wear them. I find that you can hear the music better with them in.
Water in a camel back is the best invention when it starts to warm up.
4. Take breaks.
The food vendors are there for a reason.
5. Find your spot.
My spot is no where near the front row. I have no desire to be in a dancing mosh pit with drunk people. I like a little space so I can show off my dance moves.
6. Know the lineup.
a schedule and/or map of who's playing and where. This was you can
figure out the best times to take a break and see the acts you can't
miss.Follow along with me tomorrow at the festival @heleneinbetween on instagram and snapchat @helenesula. All the cool kids are doing it…