Apr 10, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #73 Buy an Insomniac Water Bottle or Camelbak

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

The lucky winner of today’s tip at number 73 is to make sure to buy an Insomniac water bottle or buy a camelbak prior to the event. Why you ask? For the free water refill stations that are setup throughout the festival. You’ll need to drink water throughout the night and these will guarantee you an easy refill.

Insomniac sells the water bottles at every festival and you can leave with them and come back in the next day. They do of course have to be empty when you pass through security.

The Insomniac selling point on these is here:

The reusable Insomniac aluminum water bottle is now offered in 3 colors for you to choose from! Now you can get our signature water bottle in white, red, or the classic blue.

Not only are the Insomniac water bottles a great souvenir, they can be brought into any of the Insomniac festivals including Beyond Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Audiotistic, Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland, and White Wonderland. You can use your water bottle at the free water refill stations at these events. Instead of purchasing plastic water bottles at each festival, save some money and help the environment by using the Insomniac water bottle.

Insomniac’s online store is currently down but keep an eye on it, if it comes back up you can buy a bottle ahead of time otherwise you’ll just have to get one at the festival and I believe they were $10 to $15 in 2012.

The other option is a camelbak which is what I preferred. The rules in 2012 were simple on these, couldn’t have more than like three pockets and they also said no backpacks or draw string bags larger than 10 x 10. A camelbak is great because it functions as a backpack to hold your stuff and also keeps water easily accessible unlike a giant aluminum can swinging from your waist.

Any local hiking store will have these available including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart and even Target. The rules say nothing too big but as long as you don’t show up with something that could hold a two person tent it’s doubtful security will give you an issue. When you approach security to be searched make sure that the water pouch is completely empty and pulled out of the bag and also make sure that all the pockets are opened and empty. If you make the job of security easy they will make your life easy. Just think how much of a pain in the ass it must be to search thousands of thousands of people.

Pictured below is an example of what I had with no problems.

camelbakThe other alternatives? Buy a bottle of water every night for $5 and just have that refilled. The water refill stations will put water in anything but these options will save you time and make things convenient. You can’t bring just an empty water bottle through the gates with you.

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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



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