1. Get official tickets!
2. Check the rules!
3. Plan your look!
Besides looking as cute as humanly possible, there are a few other things you might want to consider for this type of event. For example, use comfortable shoes and avoid heels, which might seem like a good idea at home but not so much when you are walking in weird terrain and then standing on grass for hours. Keep jewellery to a minimum, use underwear that is comfortable and allows you lots of movement, and don’t wear many layers. (Remember that Sugaplum offers the best teenager underwear for this exact purpose!) Carry a crossbody bag that you can keep in front of you at all times for basic essentials (keys, phone, id).
4. Stay safe!!!
Always stay with your group and if you need to separate, always take someone with you. Establish a meeting point early in the day in case someone gets separated and communications are cut. Also, avoid the mosh! It’s where people usually get seriously hurt. It usually becomes chaotic quite easily, so it might be hard to get proper medical attention in case of an injury.
5. Be in touch!
Bring your phone fully charged. Also, bring the charger with you: in these events battery runs out very easily (you will probably end with LOTS of videos and photos and selfies at the end of the day!). It is very easy to have no battery at the end of the day, which might be the point where you need the phone the most if you get separated from your group.
Touch base with your parents at some point during the event (a quick selfie with a message will do the job!)
As usual, remember to keep hydrated (even with those crazy water prices they usually have) and to bring some cash with you (because it might get hard to pay with cards).
The last thing you need to remember is… enjoy your experience! Concerts and festivals somehow are events that you will remember for years and years and they always feel fun and fresh 🙂