Let’s be honest, if you’re going to drink you are going to drink so you may as well prepare for the worst hangover of your life. The previous protip was #26 that said alcohol and the heat are your enemy and it’s true but you’ll forget all about that after the liquor is going down easier than water. You’ll be in Las Vegas away from home, the atmosphere is amazing, the weather is amazing and there’s alcohol EVERYWHERE! Everywhere in between your home and your hotel room. Liquor is sold 24 hours a day in Las Vegas and you can drink it everywhere.
Drinking is a part of the Las Vegas life but be warned that the laws are very strict though when it comes to drinking and driving, open containers in vehicles and buying alcohol for minors. All of those things can lead to an immediate arrest, a minimum mandatory time in jail and immediate bail. For those driving, keep all booze in the trunk of the car, just having a bottle in the passenger area can result in a fine. Play it safe.
You can help prevent the worst hangover of your life by consuming water throughout the night and also stay away from energy drinks. Energy drinks will help you keep going longer but they’ll also dehydrate you even more.
If you’re a real Vegas pro and you’re smart enough to watch your limits you probably don’t need to keep reading, just pass this on to your rookie friends.
Now that those things are out of the way it’s time to plan for the worst hangover of your life because you won’t remember any of the above. Prepare a survival kit for when this happens and you’ll be thankful you did. The necessities: Advil, water, pedialyte and some food. ProTip #56 was about granola bars and meal replacement bars and these will come in handy to get your body moving again.
When you wake up feeling like garbage make sure to grab some advil and drink some pedialyte, it’s not just for babies. The advil will help the headache and the pedialyte will hydrate you. Chances are you haven’t eaten anything either in a long time so getting food back into you will help as well. Consult your doctor of course before taking advil, it can be dangerous from long term use that can lead to issues with your liver and kidneys.
The next step you’ll want to take is to locate your wallet to make sure you didn’t lose anything and haven’t spent all of your money. After that find your cell phone and see what kind of damage control you need to do after reading some insane text messages, tweets and Facebook posts you’ve made throughout the night. You may also want to look in the mirror to make sure you didn’t end up with some sweet tattoo on your back or face.
If you’re just completely down for the count give Hangover Heaven a call and see if they can bring you back to life. It’s a business in Las Vegas that specializes in hangover cures with packages starting at $99. I am in no way affiliated with them, they haven’t paid me in any way either. I just found them in a Google search.
Just make sure that you don’t knock yourself out of commission to the point of missing a night of the festival itself!
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.