We’re all going to Las Vegas for one primary reason and that’s to have fun. Whether you plan to rave, rage, drink like a fish or all of the above you will not want to forget about common sense. The old Vegas saying of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is heard often but you don’t want to end up staying in Vegas in a hospital.
The following are common sense but a lot of people seem to forget about them when they’re having fun.
Do not take a drink from strangers. No matter how thirsty you may be and how nice the person seems do not take a drink from someone else’s water bottle. I’d bet that a majority of people have good intentions but all it takes is that one person looking to do bad things and your night will take a turn for the worst. When you need a drink bring your bottle or camelbak to one of the free refill stations.
Do not set your drink down out of sight. Whether it’s a bottle of water or alcohol drink never set it down out of sight. It’ll only take a moment for someone to do something to it.
Do not buy alcohol for minors, especially unknown minors. You don’t want to be responsible if anything bad happens.
If you’re buying anything illegal, well, it’s illegal. Know your surroundings and who you’re dealing with.
If you aren’t confident or comfortable doing something that everyone else is just say no thanks. Great friends will respect your decisions.
If you think it’s too good to be true it probably is. Chances are the only way you’ll get in for free to a club is if you’re a female. When someone offers you guest list make sure to ask how much it is and if they say free ask what the ratio needs to be. There’s typically a catch, you can’t just walk up with a few of your guy friends.
When you’re feeling tired get some sleep. Do not keep pushing and pushing yourself and drinking more and more energy drinks. Exhaustion can kick in quicker than you think, don’t be that person who passes out somewhere.
It’s very easy to leave common sense at home but it’s not suggested! Take care of yourself and make smart decisions.
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.
#5 DON’T FORGET YOUR TICKETS
#6 CHECK OVER YOUR VEHICLE IF DRIVING
#7 THE ESSENTIAL PACKING LIST
#8 WEATHER FORECAST SAYS TO BRING SUNSCREEN
#9 DO NOT MISS A SUNRISE AT THE FESTIVAL
#10 TEN THINGS TO HAVE READY BY FRIDAY
#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