Making the Most of Summer Music Festivals and Outdoor Concerts

Making the Most of Summer Music Festivals
and Outdoor Concerts

If you’re a music lover like me, you rejoice in the summertime. That’s because it’s a spectacular concert season! Music festivals and outdoor concerts abound, offering some of the best opportunities to experience your favorite music live. But this is no secret. In fact, Billboard recently reported that 32 million people go to at least one U.S. music festival every year, and most of these festivals are in the summer.
If you’re planning on checking out a few summertime shows, you probably don’t want to think about safety when you’re dancing and singing along to your favorite songs. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. Here are a few ways you can make the most of your summer concert experiences:

Always wear sunscreen.

You should apply sunscreen before you head out for the day, but you should also consistently reapply every two hours. It’s easy to forget to take care of your skin when you’re experiencing a live show, so carry sunscreen with you at all times. You don’t want a bad sunburn to ruin the fun!

Bring plenty of food and water.

The energy and excitement in great live music is uncontainable. Cheering, jumping and dancing during a show is physically exhausting, but you typically don’t notice until it’s over. That’s why it’s important to be nourished and hydrated. Drink plenty of water beforehand, and carry water and healthy snacks with you.

Carry the right toiletries.

Concerts are usually sweaty, dirty and smelly…but totally worth it! With toiletries, you should aim to be f

Think twice about electronics.unctional, not glamorous. This is especially true if you will be at a music festival for a few days. Don’t worry about hair products or makeup, but consider items like tissues, facial wipes and hand sanitizer.

You might want to reconsider bringing your tablet or a fancy camera. Outdoor concerts can have mud, heat and rowdy crowds—all increasing the likelihood that your electronics will be broken, lost or stolen. However, it may be useful to bring a watch, flashlight and cell phone with a strong protective case.

Go with a group.

Live music can be much more fun with friends to share it with! Attending shows in a group is also much safer. Concert buddies are extremely helpful in emergency situations and can help if you…

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