#Msf17 Survival Guide

By February 13, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments

It goes without saying really that you’ve got to look out for you and your mates at any event you head to. We’ve put a couple of hot tips together to ensure that you can make it through #Msf17¬†without any hitches, glitches or hiccups.

Before you even head to the mountain, make sure you’ve packed a coupla things:

  • Your tickets – seems like an obvious one but tickets are super easy to forget. If you’ve bought tix off someone else, don’t stress about changing the names. You’re good to go regardless.
  • Valid form of ID (Driver’s License, Proof of Age Card, Passport) – MSF 17 is a strictly 18+ event and there will be event staff and police present too
  • Sunscreen and shades – regardless of whether it’s going to be a scorcher or not, always be sunsafe
  • Comfy shoes – this one goes without saying really

If you’re training it up or down to Gosford Station remember to either bring cash to purchase a bus ticket, or pre-purchase one here to save a bit of time and dosh.

If you and your mates are driving, pile ’em up to get a parking spot for free. If you come with four people in the car (only three if you’re camping), you’re eligible to park for free. Otherwise, pre-purchase a parking pass here for $20. This is to encourage you to carpool and reduce the festival’s carbon footprint.

Now that you’re ready to go enjoy¬†the festival, welcome!

Make sure you and your mates have a plan of attack:

  • Organise a spot to meet in case one of you gets lost
  • Stay hydrated – if you notice one of your mates is looking a little parched, say something
  • Check out the set times here to plan your day in advance
  • Be kind to one another – this one goes without saying, be kind to not only your mates, but those around you too

If you’re camping, don’t forget these essential items:

  • Tent – you’d be surprised at what people forget
  • Sleeping bag/blankets – it gets pretty cool at night
  • Water – stock up! Coles and Woolies do a pretty decent deal on 24 packs of water bottles, but be sure to recycle these properly when you’re finished with them
  • Enough snacks – I always underestimate how hungry I get at festival’s, so be sure to pack more than enough for you and your mates
  • Something warm – on the off chance it gets cool at night
  • Something to protect you from the rain – there’s nothing worse than being caught off guard

Now that you’re ready to party, here are a couple of things you think you may not need, but are always handy to have on hand:

  • Baby wipes – those things are heaven sent
  • Wet weather gear – even if it’s not forecasted to rain, keep it in the back of your mind
  • Earplugs – tinitus is real and not very kind
  • Hand sanitiser – makes your hands feel and smell good and is just generally something great to have on hand
  • Portable phone charger – just in case

Whilst there are things to remember to bring, there are also a few things you should leave at home too:

  • A bad attitude – no one likes a dickhead in the crowd. You don’t want to be remembered as that person that ruined the festival for someone else
  • Illicit substances – as usual, there will be a heavy police presence at MSF 17. We’ll be working with police to combat this and anti-social behaviour
  • Grabby hands – keep your hands to yourself. Consent is sexy.

Lastly, while you’re at MSF 17 remember to:

  • Have fun!
  • Listen to officials and staff
  • If you see someone is struggling, intoxicated or just generally unhealthy, get help. There will be paramedics on site.
  • Drink water – it’s going to be quite a long day
  • Take lots of pictures – use the hashtag #MSF17 on the day, we love seeing all of your pictures
  • Stay nourished – there will be plenty of food on site with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options too

Photo by Life Without Andy

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