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May 29, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #24 Get to Know the Bartender, Food Vendor, etc

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

This tip is one of those that could be for just about any area in life where someone will be serving you. Once you come across a great bartender, food vendor, concierge, taxi cab driver or whoever else and they do a great job get to know them and visit them. If you’re a smart person you’ll be tipping these people and in turn they’ll recognize that and likely take care of you after repeated visits.

These people are working but at the same time if they’re good at what they do they’ll be portraying an image of having fun and will be laughing with you and as a night goes on maybe laughing at you but it’s all in good fun.

The bartender will give you quicker service when everyone else is waiting because they recognize you and you’ve taken care of them and they’ve taken care of you. Depending on how the service works they may pour a little longer or even give you a drink on them.

A food service worker may offer you some additional food, warmer food, quicker service or even a recommendation on someplace else to go in town.

The hotel concierge knows the town and people and can give you the best advice on just about everything. They may even have a way to get you hooked up for an event or show that no one else can.

When you get in a taxi cab talk up the driver and even ask him for his phone number in case you need a cab. These guys can often be sitting around a cab stand waiting for work and if they’re nearby may come to you as needed. A cab driver also knows the town so if you need anything they can probably hook you up. You’ll want to be cautious though because they can often earn money by bringing customers to strip clubs and they’re great salesmen.

Even if they don’t give you anything extra you’re helping to cheer their day up by giving them some business and laughs and you’re also getting some good service in return. These people often come across really rude people and will welcome a tourist there to have a good time and treat them well and in turn they’ll treat you well.

What do you do when someone provides you with horrible service? Just move on and find someone else.

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:

#25 PLAN FOR THE WORST HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE

#26 ALCOHOL AND THE HEAT ARE YOUR ENEMY

#27 TIME STAMP TEXT MESSAGES

#28 THE DEUCE BUS ON THE STRIP IS SLOW

#29 DRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL

#30 WEAR A WATCH FOR TIME

#31 DOG TAGS WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER FOR KEYS

#32 BRING AN EXTRA CELL PHONE BATTERY OR CHARGING ATTACHMENT

#33 EXPECT A THOROUGH SEARCH

#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED

#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE

#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE

#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT

#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS

#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP

#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS

#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS

#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#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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