This protip will be pretty simple – alcohol and the heat will be your enemy. It should be a no brainer that alcohol and the heat can dehydrate you very quickly but if you’re from anywhere but Las Vegas or another city as hot as it the whole experience could be a shock to your body. The heat will dehydrate you. The alcohol will dehydrate you. All of the walking around and dancing will dehydrate you.
The key to combatting all of this is to drink plenty of water the hours you are awake and to keep the alcohol consumption to a minimum. It’ll be tempting to drink those massive drinks sold at just about every bar on the Las Vegas strip that’ll be packed full of sugar and alcohol but do everything you can to be cautious.
Every day in Las Vegas the heat in the summer sends tourists to the hospital for exhaustion so don’t be that person. Take care of yourself and also take care of your friends so everyone makes smart decisions. The last thing you want to do is turn to see a friend drop to the ground and then end up in an ambulance on their way to the hospital. You’re likely paying well over $1,000 for your entire trip and you won’t want to add an additional cost visiting a hospital.
I saw people get taken away on a stretcher from exhaustion on the day before Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 even started. Don’t be that person!
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.