Music festivals, such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, are drawing in crowds of music and art lovers. And if you are one of them, you are indeed excited to watch your favorite artists perform live. Apart from music, you also get to meet new friends who share the same musical tastes.
Whether you’re a seasoned music festival-goer or a newbie, you will see and experience things that are not exactly pleasant. You may observe some behaviors that may make you question a lot of things. And at some point, you may be the one doing it. When joining a music festival, you need to be mindful of your behavior. You need to observe the unspoken social protocols to avoid troubles and such.
Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind:
Clean as you go
Music festivals are usually held in open and grassy areas. And the verdant site may eventually become a lot full of trash from the attendees. There may be some signs asking people not to litter, but there will still be people who will opt for throwing their trash anywhere. It will never be cool to leave your empty beer cans and food trays for someone else to dispose of. Be responsible, and do your part.
Watch your alcohol consumption
Music festivals also have very lax rules when it comes to partying, dining, and drinking. Beer-lovers and spirits enthusiasts may find this venue perfect. As a responsible festival-goer, you need to watch your alcohol consumption. If you drink too much, you may do things that are out of your conscious control. You may shout randomly, cause a scene, and even invite someone to a fight. And all these behaviors will be rude and disrespectful of other people who have gone under the music festival tent rentals to enjoy the music and performances of their beloved artists.
Always say, “Excuse Me!”
Music festivals can be packed and crowded that moving around may be difficult. But this should not be an excuse not to say “Excuse me.” when moving through the crowd. No one wants to be shoved and pushed aggressively, and you don’t want the same thing to happen to you, right? So as much as possible, always say, “Excuse me.” If the concert is too loud and people are in their reveries, all you can do is give them a quick tap in the shoulder.
Just watch the performance
Music festivals are meant for the attendees’ consumption, and everyone has the freedom to consume them in a way they want. Now, you may collect it by recording videos of the performance, but you need to do it in a way that will not distract your fellow festival-goer who wants to enjoy the music. Still, the best way to enjoy the festival is to put your phone away. Enjoy the moment.
Have fun responsibly!
Music festivals are an excellent venue for music lovers to come together and enjoy the beauty of musical arts. But you have to make sure that your behavior does not negatively affect other concert-goers. That way, everyone will be able to have fun.