Electric Daisy Carnival

Jun 12, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #10 Ten Things to Have Ready by Friday

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

We are finally down to the nitty gritty details and getting prepared for Las Vegas! It’s too late to start working out. Probably too late to increase the balance of your bank account so let’s talk about ten things you should have ready by this Friday. The weekend will fly by and then the last two or three days of work for most people will go by even faster so get yourself prepared now. The next six tips will be crucial to being prepared to get to Las Vegas stress free!

(in no particular order)

1. Locate your ticket and shuttle pass (if they were delivered) and put them in a very safe and secure place! The best place to put them would be on, in or near your suit case so you don’t forget them. As you board the plane or get in a car to get to Las Vegas put these two items in your pocket and not with your luggage. It’d suck if your bag got lost by an airline or something happened to your car and you still made it to Vegas but nothing else did.

2. Go and buy some chap stick and gum and keep a separate package of each for each day of the festival. The air is dry and you will lose more water than you think and chap your lips. I thought people were crazy prior to my first Las Vegas adventure and I’m happy I listened. See ProTip #82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK and #70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM. For those with a locker rental just bring it all on the first night and keep it in your locker for nights two and three.

3. Print out the following items or write them all out in a small notebook: Hotel confirmation, flight information, your friends flight information, will call ticket receipts and also make photocopies of important documents. See ProTip #66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS and also #50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

4. Call your bank and credit card companies! See ProTip #71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES. It’s a simple phone call to tell them the dates that you are traveling so that their computer systems will not throw up red flags and suspend your accounts leaving you potentially stuck with no money.

5. Go through your clothes and figure out if there’s anything you need. You’ll be happier having this planned out by the weekend to get it done before the real rush and insanity of the week of.

6. Free up some memory on your phone and laptop if you’re bringing it. A lot of people have the memory in their phones filled up and it’ll be frustrating if you get to Las Vegas and run out of space to take pictures and videos after the first day. Check out your laptops hard drive space as well because if you’re bringing a digital camera of some sort you’ll fill it up quicker than you think after a day or two.

7. Look up some Las Vegas tourist spots you want to visit and see what time the shows are. There are some things that only run at night or different times during the week compared to the weekends. Having a rough idea of what you’d like to do outside of the dance music events will keep you from forgetting something and then regretting not doing it. See #58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS.

8. Fill up your camelbak and make sure that it doesn’t leak. If you already own an Insomniac water bottle fill it up and shake it up and make sure it doesn’t leak either. You don’t want to arrive in Vegas with damaged goods but if they are you’ll have time to replace these necessities. See #73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK.

9. Arrange for someone to feed your pets. Don’t let the poor little critters starve while you’re away! If you don’t have any pets move on to the last one…

10. BUY CLUB and POOL PARTY TICKETS! These tickets are not going to get any cheaper and may sell out if they haven’t already. Check out the full 2013 EDC Week calendar and put that credit card to work.

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:

#11 SHARE THIS PICTURE

#12 YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, TOO LATE TO START LIFTING

#13 DON’T LISTEN TO ANY MORE RECENT MIXES

#14 HAVE A PLAN B

#15 AVOID MAKING EDC BABIES

#16 HAVE ONE CREDIT CARD READY FOR HOTEL CHECK IN

#17 DON’T CROWD SURF

#18 PLAN YOUR DAYS WITH YOUR GROUP

#19 GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

#20 PLAN YOUR MONEY, SAVE MONEY FOR THE TRIP HOME

#21 NO OPEN CONTAINERS IF YOU’RE DRIVING

#22 BE NICE, DO NOT JUDGE AND HAVE FUN

#23 LAST CHANCE TO ORDER ANYTHING ONLINE

#24 GET TO KNOW THE BARTENDER, FOOD VENDOR, ETC

#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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