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How can I stay safe at music festivals?

Warmer weather ushers in the beginning of the music festival season in Pennsylvania. If you are someone who enjoys music and loves concerts, then you may be scheduling in some of these festivals as part of your summer activities. Music festivals bring together large groups of people and various artists. It can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous. Staying safe at a music festival is partly your responsibility. Here are some tips that can help you avoid trouble when you attend.

The Huffington Post notes that the biggest safety issues at music festivals are drugs and alcohol. Many of the injuries, accidents and other issues that occur are because a person has drunk too much or has taken a substance. Being under the influence also lowers your defenses and makes you more vulnerable. Alcohol can lead to dehydration, which can quickly become a serious health issue. Both type of substances can make you clumsy and more likely to become injured. You should also be responsible when it comes to substance use to avoid safety risks.

Another issue is the heat. As mentioned, dehydration is a huge problem, but even if you do not drink, you could still fall victim. Make sure to stay properly hydrated. Pay attention to your body, too. Make sure you are replacing all the fluids you are losing through sweating.

The most important thing to do to stay safe is to pay attention. Pay attention to your surroundings and to your own body. Watch for signs that something is wrong and act accordingly. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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