If you’re reading this, it means you’ve decided to take the plunge into the world of raving. It’s an exciting time! You may have heard all sorts of stories about what happens at these events, but chances are that they don’t tell you what really goes on.
To help with some first-time raver tips and tricks, here’s a quick guide for anyone considering going to their first rave—and wants to make sure they stay safe.
Bring a Buddy
Going to a rave can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re new to the scene. You must go with someone who has been before and knows what they’re doing. This way, they can help show you around and ensure nothing goes wrong.
If you don’t have anyone to go with, try meeting up with some other newbies at the event. They will appreciate having someone who understands their situation and can help show them around.
Dress for the Occasion
Raves are a great place to wear whatever you want, but if you don’t want to stand out as a newbie, make sure your outfit is appropriate for the event.
Bright colors and wild patterns might not be appropriate at a chilled-out psytrance party, so stick with more understated styles like jeans and t-shirts or plain black pants with a simple shirt.
Most importantly, ensure you are comfortable in whatever you wear, as you will be dancing for hours and don’t want to be in pain due to tight clothing or shoes that pinch. If you aren’t sure what to wear, ask a friend who has been before or check online on Rave or Sleep.
Don’t Forget the Sunglasses
Sunglasses are a must for any rave, as they will keep the bright lights from blinding you and make it easier to see where you’re going. You can also wear them at all times during the event, as many people do.
The best sunglasses for a rave are ones that wrap around your head and cover your eyes completely.
They should be dark enough to block out all light and prevent any glare from hurting your eyes. Find the coolest rave sunglasses on Rave or Sleep.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Drinking enough water is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy at a rave. It helps prevent dehydration, which is especially dangerous in a hot environment like a dance club.
In addition to keeping you hydrated, drinking lots of water will help keep your energy levels up and prevent those dreaded hangovers after dancing all night long.
To Eat or Not to Eat?
Whether or not you should eat before going to the rave depends on a few factors. If you’re planning on staying out all night, eating something light is probably best before heading out. Eating too much will make you feel sluggish and tired, which isn’t a good way to start your night.
If you plan on leaving early, skipping dinner is fine. You can grab a quick snack on the way to the rave or just have something small once you get there.
You should pack light if you wish to stay at the rave all night. You don’t need much more than a good pair of shoes, some water and maybe some food. Most raves have free water stations where people can refill their bottles or camelbacks.
Stay Close to the Restroom
If you’re going to a rave, staying close to the restroom is important. You don’t want to be far away from it when nature calls. If you can find a friend who will stand guard while you use the facility, that would also be helpful.
You can have a great time at a rave if you plan ahead, stay safe, and pay attention to your needs. If you have any questions about raves, feel free to ask in the comments. We’d be happy to answer them!