Celebrate safe, watch out for each other, and know that help is all around you!
Your enjoyment is our first priority, and the times of your life are straight ahead. Enter our world with a reminder to have fun and be safe. The health of our fans is of utmost importance to us.
The most rewarding moments are those we share with our community of fellow music lovers. Few things in life are better than the feeling you get when hearing the tunes you love with friends old and new, so stay present and listen to your personal rhythm.
All that non-stop dancing and vigorous physical activity can lead to dehydration and overheating. By all means, have the time of your life, but remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. We have made free water available, so you can refill empty containers and keep up the party. Hydrating backpacks and reusable water bottles are allowed, but they must be empty, non-multi-pocket, and are subject to search upon entry.
Replenish vital electrolytes with sports drinks offered at concession stands. Better yet, cool down from the heat that you stir up on the dance floor with a stop at our fresh fruit stands serving up tasty fruit, juices, and smoothies.
It’s easy to get separated at festivals. Know where your friends are, set up meeting points, and stick together.
If you think a friend needs help, ask our friendly staff to assist, and always leave the show with everyone in your crew. Familiarize yourself with the medical tent locations by checking the website, mobile app, and maps on site.
The weather is unpredictable these days, but at the very least, you should be prepared for the temperature to change from day to night. Be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time and bring an extra layer of clothing for when it gets chilly at night. We also highly advise you to pair your clothing with comfortable dancing shoes.
After throwing it down on the dance floor, take a break from the heat of the moment to cool down at one of our designated Chill-Out spots. It’s vital to take breaks throughout the day if you want to make the most out of So What?! Music Festival by partying until closing time each night!
For a sun-soaked celebration, slather on the sunscreen with some protective SPF. Our scenic surroundings are the perfect domain to celebrate the season, but don’t overlook your health in the process. Before you hit the festival grounds and leave the hotel room, apply a hefty amount of sunscreen to protect yourself and your crew from those harmful rays! Why damper your festival experience with a painful sunburn? Apply liberally and repeat.
Be a Friend
Help fellow festival-goers, be a friend indeed to a friend in need. Contact a staff member or security officer if you see a person who is showing any signs of distress which may include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, racing heartbeat, shallow breathing, muscle tremors, inability to talk, or discolored lips.
Never leave someone alone who feels sick or has expressed that they’re unwell. If you suspect somebody is ailing from a drug-related issue, seek immediate medical attention.
You can enjoy the show without alcohol or illegal narcotics. Choose to take nothing at all. If you’re under 21, you can’t drink – period. Please remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume. Alcohol does not cool you off or rehydrate you.
Please exercise caution when you get behind the wheel. Don’t drink or use drugs and drive. Make sure you have a safe ride. Take a cab, have a designated driver, or use Uber to play it safe!
Whether you need to cool down, rehydrate with electrolytes, or could use some aspirin, band-aids, or earplugs, we have medical personnel located on-site. Look for First Aid stations near every stage marked with a red cross scattered around the festival grounds. You are welcome to visit for any health-related issues.
If you happen to see our roaming Health & Safety team around the festival grounds, give them a smile! These workers stay on their feet for the entirety of every event to keep a watchful, caring eye on you! And if either you or a friend has a medical concern, flag one of those friendly folks down.
If at any time during the event you feel unsafe, don’t want to ride home with someone, or feel someone is not respecting your right to consent, then please visit any of our medical tents for help.
Respect the Space
Respect the place and our environment. Please do your part! Help pick up after yourself and others and do your part to keep the venue clean.
Be Gentle to Your Ears
Consider investing in high-fidelity earplugs. The purpose of any earplug, be it foam, high fidelity, or custom-made, is to prevent hearing damage. High-fidelity earplugs take into account the resonant frequency of the ear so that attenuation of the sound is even across the frequency spectrum, preserving the original musical quality, only quieter.
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