Summer concerts and festivals are the go-to events of the season. There’s nothing better than soaking up the sun, jamming out to your favorite artists, and singing along with your friends. However, planning and attending these festivals may lead to a few unaccepted hurdles.
What if you go to a festival with a huge group and get lost or separated? What if your phone begins to die because the battery hasn’t been charged for hours? Or what if you are just having trouble planning the trip in the first place. Believe it or not, there are apps and devices specifically made to wash these worries away, so you can enjoy your concert experience.
TCC Talk wants to show you these apps and devices, and help guide you to a successful and exciting festival experience. Let’s start from the beginning: Where do you go?
There are hundreds of different festivals, large and small, that go on during the summer. Everfest is an app that provides an encyclopedia of different festivals based on your current location or future destination. It’s an easy to use app that will give you all the info you need to find the perfect festival for your group!
Let’s say you’re not going in a big group and just want to know what concerts are happening near you. Songkick allows you to search from some of the biggest tours this summer, find tickets, and even get alerts for when tickets become available, so you don’t miss out on your favorite show.
So, you’ve found your perfect show or festival, you’ve bought your tickets, and you’re on your way! No matter how close of a group you’re in, you’re bound to split up and enjoy the event in your own way. Here's how you stay connected and safe no matter where you are.
GroupMe is one of the best apps to help large groups of people to stay in contact. Group Me connects with the WiFi, or to your wireless provider, so it can work with all phone providers and systems (iOS or Android). No matter how big your group is or diverse the phones may be, Group Me is perfect for all devices and will make sure everyone knows what’s going down.
The last thing you want is a dying phone at a music festival. Make sure to carry a charge with you at all times. The EnerPlex Battery is the best choice because it's compact and easy to carry, plus it can give you up to two to three charges with one battery. This is a product we highly recommend, because we don’t want you to end up with a dead phone.
L’Oreal my UV patch
When you’re out in the sun for a long period of time, your skin really takes a beating. Too much sun exposure can lead to harmful burns, as well as a higher risk of skin cancer.
Luckily, the L’Oreal My UV Patch was designed to prevent just that. When you’re out at a show, just wear the patch and watch as it changes color throughout the day. You can take a picture of the patch and the app will tell you just how much sun exposure you have had, so you can stay safe and find some needed shade.
Have you ever been to a really great show, and then have a constant ringing in your ear the next day? Too many loud speakers can damage your hearing. DUBS are revolutionary ear plugs that not only block harmful sounds, but also clarifies the sound too. For the cheap price of $25, these ear plugs are essential for keeping your ears safe from harmful, loud noises.
No matter where you go, what you do, or who you do it with, we hope the apps and devices you’ve read today help you have the best concert experiences this summer. Be safe, have fun, and always party on!