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May 5, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #48 Be Prepared for Cigarette Smoke

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

Once upon a time it used to be legal to smoke cigarette’s inside of every tavern, bar, club, rave and even restaurant and it was horrible whether you smoked or not. You’d get burned by people waving cigarette’s all over the place in a wasted stupor and you’d go home smelling like a chimney and you’d smell it again in the morning when you woke up. We survived those days but in hindsight those days were really disgusting.

Thankfully those days are finally over as most states have statewide smoking bans on smoking in public places. Well, except for a lot of places in Nevada. You’re allowed to smoke without limitation in areas within casinos where minors are already prohibited, stand-alone bars that do not serve food, strip clubs and brothels. The law also allows smoking in taverns that serve alcohol and food as long as patrons under 21 are not allowed in.

With that warning, be prepared for the cigarette smoke around Las Vegas if you’re not a smoker. At the festival itself there weren’t any issues because it’s outdoors. The worst that can happen is you’ll be down wind and at that point just move a few feet away. When you’re wandering around the Las Vegas casino’s though there’s nothing you can really do about it except spend little time in the area’s where it’s the worst.

I wasn’t expecting the smoke and the smell when I was in Las Vegas for my first time which is why this protip is titled to just be prepared. It was nothing like the old days of spending hours inside of a smokey club but it’s noticeable.

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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