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Tips For Attending a Weekend Music Festival

December 31st, 2012 Seasonal

Summer is almost here, and with the season comes the opportunity to attend a number of weekend music festivals throughout the country. These events are longer and feature more artists than the free outdoor concerts typically provided by local municipalities. However, if you can't get enough live music, they could be right up your alley. If you've already got tickets to one of these festivals, here are some tips for making the most out of your experience.

1. Plan for the sun. The fact is, the crowds at events like these can get a little unwieldy, which means you may have a tough time finding much shade. Don't be afraid to bring a big, floppy hat and plenty of extra sunscreen with you!

2. Pack your own food. You're going to pay a premium if you decide to eat the food at these festivals. In order to save money, it's best if you make sandwiches for lunch and carry around some extra snacks to munch on throughout the day. Your wallet will thank you!

3. Be prepared to wait. If there's one artist in particular that you're dying to see, expect to camp out at your spot in front of the stage at least two hours ahead of time. You'll have plenty of other music to listen to, but you may wind up standing for a long time. Be sure that your shoes are comfortable and that you keep yourself hydrated if you find yourself standing in the sun for long periods of time.

4. Be adventurous. One of the best parts of a music festival is wandering around and hearing great new bands that you've never heard of. Don't be afraid to follow your ears if you hear anything that intrigues you.