Foam Wonderland - Austin, Texas
Foam...if any of you have ever experienced this situation, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say it's everything you expected yet nothing that you expected.
I like a little EDM just as much as the next person, But lately I've been more succumbed to it than usual. Probably the summer scene dying down makes me cling to it even more. Anyway, my double cousins (mom's sister married my dad's brother, just take a minute to think about it...promise it's not weird.) and Chase and I all met up for Foam Wonderland hosted at the Austin City Music Hall this August. The main reason of me attending was to see The Chainsmokers. More posts on them later. Back to foam: from eight to two AM, it's a solid rush. After the whole thing, I have just a few tips (these apply to any sort of music festival or long concert setting).
Tip #1: Hydrate. Not right before; the last thing you want is to drink a TON, get to the sweetest spot right in front of the stage, and have to leave your amazing spot because you drank too much if you know what I mean. (And no, the "super nice" people will not hold your spot for you. Don't ever believe that. Trust no one.) I'm talking hydrate two-three days before, consistently. This way your body adjusts, and is well-supplied for the event without having to strain yourself.
Tip #2: This is foam. Soap water. Yes it burns your eyes. If you wear contacts (like me), you may want to consider goggles of some sort. No you won't look weird, a lot of people use them at these events. If you're too cool for that (like I was, being very naive), then at LEAST bring a small towel. Especially if you're standing directly in the front row, directly in front of the cannon. However, after six hours the towel tends to naturally get wet. My advice: use it to wipe only your eyes right after each foam blast, then SHOVE it as far down in your back pocket as possible. It'll help maintain the dryness.
Tip #3: Go with good company. These things are best enjoyed with a crowd you're comfortable with, and feel safe with. Try to conserve a little bit of energy throughout the experience. It's like a long run. Pace yourself. And most of all, have fun!
Has anyone had a similar experience? Any more tips? Comment below!
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