Hello it's going to be my first year at warped and I would just like to know what time should I leave at? My venue opens the door around 11-11:30 I'm going with my mother and she doesn't wanna leave at 5 o'clock What could be a reasonable time to leave at? Please and thank you.
Well it really depends on where you’re leaving from. If you’re crossing into the states from Canada, 5am is a good time to leave, seeing as the border is a real bitch. Though, if you live closer to the venue, or even in the city of the venue, getting there around 7-8am is a good choice too, depending on how close you are obviously. Leaving this early makes it easier to get used to the venue quicker, as well as get closer to the stages and get whatever you need to get into signings before they run out. If you’re not too worried about spots/signings, head out around 9. There’s always going to be a line, seeing as people camp out overnight, so it’s good to get there early. Try and compromise something with your mother.
This will be my first year going to Warped, any advice?
I’ve gotta say the #1 rule is to stay hydrated! it’s summer, crowded, and long, we don’t want anyone passing out or getting heat sickness, which I got last year, was terrible throwing up in the bathroom for half an hour, so bring two or so waterbottles, which you can refill there for free (:
in addition: Have fun and stay hydrated!
Plan out which bands you want to see before you get there
Make sure your water bottle is always full (you’re going to need it)
If you’re unsure if you can handle a pit, avoid it. You don’t want to come out of it injured.
Respect other fans, the bands, security and the media (ex:photographers) that will be there.
Find your favourite bands merch tents and figure out what time they are signing that day (if they are) so you can plan around it.
Bring anything you want signed that can be easily put back in your bag (no huge backpacks, okay? a small drawstring bag is just fine)