Summer Festival Safety 101
Festivals are filled with fun, but they can also be targets for thieves and opportunists.
Summer festivals are filled with music and good people that come together to produce a great atmosphere of fun. While the majority of people who attend festivals have no malice intent, there are a few who see festivals as a prime chance to add to their collection of assets. Thieves and opportunists lurk and hide throughout the festival. You may not know it, but your tent-neighbor may be one of these people that ruin festivals for others. To keep yourself and your things safe, here are a few summer festival safety tips.
- Stay with your group and be tolerant of people slowing you down. Just go with the flow, dude.
- Never leave your drink unattended. Even soft drinks can be spiked.
- Remember: Alcohol and drugs inhibit your ability to make safe and rational decisions.
- Make sure that your cellphone is charged on a daily basis. Most big festivals have onsite recharging stations—though you may have to wait a while to gain access to a cord.
- Make friends with your neighbors. It’s nice to meet new people, and you can keep an eye out for each other’s things. Keep in mind, however, that they’re still strangers. So keep your valuables hidden in your car, and double-check that you lock it.
- At night, stay on the main paths of the festival and campsites. Don’t go exploring the dark, quiet areas—you can explore these areas during the day. (This goes doubly if you’ve consumed alcohol or drugs.)
Festivals mean that you may have to leave your home or apartment for a long weekend. When it comes to protecting your Southern California home or business from unforeseen disaster, contact the security professionals at Cornwall Security Services, serving Ventura County and the surrounding Westlake areas.