It’s that time of year again! Summer is officially in full swing. For all of us Arizonans, that means the temperatures are likely to reach the triple digits almost every day. With festival season continuing throughout the summer, it is especially important to take measures to protect yourself from the summer sun–especially as you’re jumping around and singing along with your favorite artists. The SLE Fam has had a great deal of experience battling the summer heat for the sake of a great live show, and now, we’re sharing our methods in this Summer Festival Survival Guide.

  1. Hydrate

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Hydrating is always important (especially when you live in the Grand Canyon State), but in the heart of the summer at a music festival, it’s not only important, it’s vital. It’s easy to so get caught up with festival excitement that you forget to bring enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Don’t make that rookie mistake! You’ll see plenty of people walking around with hydration packs at music festivals. These are amazing investments, especially when you know you will be spending hours on your feet in the summer heat. Many music festivals will even have “hydration stations” where you can refill your packs. Be sure to take advantage.

  1. Protect your skin

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Remember these three words: sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. When it comes to sunscreen, apply, then re-apply and re-apply again. Trust us, your skin will thank you later, especially if you’re taking on a multi-day music festival. Hats and sunglasses are not only fashionable festival must-haves, but are also essential when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun.

  1. Find Shade

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When it comes to summer music festivals, shade is your friend. Know your limits. When you start feeling overheated, find a shaded area to sit down and cool off. Afraid you’ll miss a a set? Don’t worry, you can still listen to a performance from the comfort of a shade structure. Besides, you’ll definitely miss the set if you pass out from heatstroke! As your mother probably told you, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

That’s it for this week’s #TipTuesday! Check back next week for another round of quick tips.