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Music festivals on the scale of Future Music Festival Asia are not something Malaysians are accustomed to. As purveyor of all things cool and faux-cool, JUICE believes it is our duty to educate you guys on some basic festival survival skills before you brave the harsh outdoors of a music fest.
BASIC SURVIVAL TOOLS
You need to get hydrated from all that moshing, jumping, and walking around. Hipsters who prefer to stand still and nod their heads half-consciously need not apply.
You need to get boozed up to tolerate hipsters who prefer to stand still and nod their heads half-consciously. Also, to help you get through bad raprock bands if they so happened to perform.
If alcohol doesn’t give you the high, get pharmaceutical aid. Anything to lessen the pain of an inevitable brostep set.
No one comes back from a music festival the same way they enter. Keep your homies within the vicinity of your peripheral view. Lose sight of ‘em and risk spending 12 hours completely high off your mind with strangers… who are probably gonna be hipsters.
In the case of a heavy downpour out of nowhere. A staple problem during music festival is rain, better to be safe than sorry.
FULLY CHARGED MOBILE
The worst thing that could happen to you at a festival is losing your friends who you happened to hitch a ride with and having an uncharged handphone.
Know the festival’s layout and itinerary before coming in. You don’t want to miss your favourite band just because you felt adventurous that day.
Know the music acts playing. There’s really no reason for you to walk under the scorching sun for hours on end just because everyone else is doing it when you are only familiar with one act.
You never know when you will get lucky.