I survived weekend one of ACL. I was working security and I was posted inside the front barricades at one of the main stages. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard every excuse in the book at this point on why someone “needs to get in.” It was a great experience, I learned a lot, and I got to use a little muscle here and there. The view point to the stage wasn’t too shabby either. It’s challenging to stand for 13 hours in the sun and the heat, but it was worth it. Its rewarding to help someone who is ill or hurt, and to help keep people safe. I get to do it all over again next weekend.
Here are some tips if you are trying to spend an entire day in the sun, in the front row, to see the headliner of your dreams….
1. STAY HYDRATED
2. STAY HYDRATED
5. FIND MOMENTS IN THE SHADE IF YOU CAN BY SITTING DOWN OR BRINGING AN UMBRELLA
If you don’t drink water, you are likely to pass out before the show you want to see. I saw it happen a lot this past weekend. Also, if you are ever at a festival and you don’t feel good for ANY REASON, even if you took something illegal, if you ask security or a medic for help you will not get in trouble! Its about keeping you safe and helping you. Period. If something is wrong, please seek help for yourself.
Here’s to a safe, happy, healthy, and fun second weekend of ACL! See you there.
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