There's more to an outdoor music festival than just seeing your favorite bands perform, and whether you're making a pilgrimage across the country or just heading to your local fairgrounds, there are host of sights, sounds, and experiences which await you. Here's we look at to prepare appropriately so as to make the most out of the event.
In this latest piece on MusicThinkTank, contributor Kevin Gardner provides some key tips on how to best enjoy your next outdoor festival experience.
"Once you reach the festival site, immediately locate important areas before it gets too crowded or dark. Get to know where not only the stages are located, but also where you can find the medical and information tents. Locate the nearest exits so you can head there in an emergency, and always choose a designated spot where you can meet up with friends in case you get separated. You can prepare in advance by studying the event website to discover where important facilities are situated."