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May 6, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #47 Be Cautious of People Trying to Sell You Things on the Strip

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

First off, this isn’t just about drugs but to get that out of the way don’t do that. You’ll look like a raver, act like a raver and there will be plenty of desperate ravers around and bad people out there will try and steal your money, sell you fake and dangerous stuff and of course you’ll run the risk of getting arrested.

All of these things can happen in any city, not limited to Las Vegas in any way.

There’ll also be people trying to sell you CD’s on the streets as well and you’ll want to make sure to not put your hands on one. They’ll try and put one in your hands and then pressure you into buying it to the point you’ll just hand them money to be done with it. They could go as far as trying to make it sound like you’re trying to steal one as well to make the situation uncomfortable. If this happens to you just set it down in front of them and walk away.

You may encounter all sorts of people trying to sell you things like that but just ignore them and move on.

There will be also be a lot of people all over the main strip handing out these little cards for strip clubs and escort services. They’ll make a snapping sound and have the cards right in your face to get your attention (if you’re a guy). These do not cost anything and can be looked at in two ways. The first way is that they’re garbage. The second way could be like they’re collectors items. If you decide to collect them you’ll laugh at the large stack you quickly accumulate.

Anyone who has travelled has encountered these things before but if it’s your first trip to a big city be cautious and don’t fall for the scams!

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:

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#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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