Music Festival Survival Guide

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These days the growing number of festivals is becoming hard to keep up with. It seems like year after year more festivals emerge, along with bigger lineups, bigger stages and more elements that festivalgoers need to prepare for.MAKE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE: Whether it's unpredictable weather, overwhelming crowd sizes or the always terrifying conflicting set times—you need to be ready for anything.

Ultra is one of the longest running festivals around and their organization is widely respected, but that's not to say you shouldn't be thinking about how you need to prepare for the best experience possible. So whether you're a festival Jedi who's logged hundreds of hours from Burning Man to Lolla, or a paddawon newbie who's only been to the local state fair, you can benefit from reading this Ultra Music Festival survival guide. Just take our word for it.


This might seem like a no-brainer to some, but there's little you can do at music festivals that's more important than hydrating. You will be on your (dancing) feet for 11+ hours under the blazing Miami sun and needless to say—you're going to be sweating like Justin Bieber at a routine traffic-stop. The best thing you can do to prolong that booty shaking is guzzle down as much H20 as possible. ? Take our advice and go to your local camping store or sporting outlet to pick up a fresh Camelbak. If you frequent the music festival scene this thing will change your life. They come in cool colors, hold enough water to satisfy an elephant and have little pockets for all your knick-knacks.

With hundreds of acts among seven stages, there's guaranteed to be a great deal of conflicting set-times at Ultra. For the average festivalgoer, this can potentially cause as much stress as applying to college but before you go completely mental, take a deep breath because we're here to help. The key to navigating set-times is understanding the simple truth that you probably won't be able to hear full sets from everyone you want see.

The average set time at Ultra ranges from one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes, so you just need to pin down what sets you want to witness in their entirety versus who you'd be happy just hearing a few tracks from. If you're looking to see as much music as physically possible, we recommend bouncing between stages like the Energizer bunny. Also, if you want to be super organized for maximum awesomeness, it's usually a good idea to craft up your own custom schedule including who you want to see and where they're playing, before the festival.

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The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2006

by deeplistenr

Cinema for the Ear
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2006
January 27-29, 2006
8pm
ODC Theater
3153 17th St (@ Shotwell)
San Francisco
$12 [$7 students/seniors/underemployed] each night
$24 [$14 students/seniors/underemployed] for festival pass
Box Office: 415-863-9834 [2pm-5pm, Wed-Sat]
To purchase tickets online:
The New San Francisco Tape Music Center returns to ODC Theater for its annual Festival. This three day event of fixed media audio art features an impressive and meticulously placed arrangement of sixteen speakers, immersing the audience in an exploratory and experimental sound environment focused on the listening experience

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