One of the great perks of Electric Daisy Carnival and all Insomniac events is that they offer free water refill stations which is a form of harm reduction. What does that mean? Reducing the harmful consequences associated with human behaviors even if those behaviors are risky or illegal. There’s going to be people sober, drunk and high at any festival or even concert and one thing that the human body needs is water. We’ve all been to those concerts in the hot summer months where bottle’s of water are $5 or more and people are passing out left and right because of that. Insomniac takes the next step and reduces those risks and it pays off with safe events.
Now that I’ve said all of that I’ll say to take a moment at any Insomniac event and say thank you with a smile to the people volunteering their time for us to pour the water for hours and hours at a time. They get their own perks for volunteering but don’t hesitate to leave them a tip. There’ll likely be a tip jar and the tips are not expected like a bartender would expect them but they are certainly appreciated. These volunteers are doing this to help out and get the perks of volunteering but they aren’t doing it to walk away with a pocket full of cash.
Think about how much money you’d have to spend on water if they didn’t exist and I’m not saying give them that same amount but give them something. At least the money is going to a person like the rest of us and not some guy out to make a few dollars by over charging for water.
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.