Top 4 EDM Festival Tips for the Beginners
1. EDM festivals can be a little intimidating especially if it is your first one, but don’t let it get to you. Before you attend one of the greatest events of your life do a little research, it’s always better to go into a new situation somewhat informed rather than going in blindfolded. It is helpful to read current news about specific EDM artists that will be performing at the festival. This way you can recognize more than one song out of their entire set. Not only is this beneficial for knowing the music, but it is also a way to meet some really interesting people throughout the show. As a big music festival fan, I have met some life-long friends at these performances by talking about the groups on stage. There will always be someone that knows more than you, which is why meeting others is so engaging. So at your next festival attendance strike up a conversation with someone next to you and who knows what you will discover, anything is possible at an Electric Dance Music Festival.
2. A lot of people attend festivals to see their favorite group perform, but keep in mind that there are other majorly dope artists there as well. Be adventurous and see more than just that one group. By broadening your scope of the lineup you are guaranteed an even better time and who knows? Maybe you will have a new favorite artist. Be opened to new performers you never know what you will discover.
3. Going all out at multi-day festivals like North Coast, Electric Forest, or Coachella, is most definitely a necessity but so is staying hydrated. In the past, festivals have gotten a bad rep because of tragic stories of deaths at these types of large events, but a lot of these stories are due to lack of hydration and not packing the right belongings. It is important to always have water with you while you’re hopping from crowd to crowd. Water and electrolytes are very critical to the functioning of our bodies, which is why it is important to rehydrate while your body is sweating out those nutrients along with toxins. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can cause muscle cramps, dizziness, and headaches all of which you do not want while you are jamming out to your favorite artist. Be sure to pack lots of water and ONLY the necessities for your trip (the less the better) and rave on.
4. Music is and always will be an adventure. Let the music surround you and take you to places you have never been before. This is a time to live in the moment and make lasting memories. For me and other fellow music addicts, music is my sanctuary; it is the one thing that will always be in my life for certain, and that is something I will forever cherish. Enjoy every second of the bass dropping, enjoy the amazing scenery and venue, and most importantly enjoy yourself.
By Taylor Robinson