What We Learned From DanceSafe and The Festival Lawyer's Reddit AMA
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Festivals offer an escape from everyday realities such as work, relationships, responsibilities, and even 'normal' dress codes. For years many have taken this escape a step further, adding drugs to enhance their liminal experiences.
These choices don't always end well (two festivalgoers tragically died at Electric Zoo last year), but there are more nuances to the situation than many like to admit. Sure, festivals can continue to add "drugs and illicit substances" to their Prohibited Items lists and 'respectable' members of society can berate music fans as drug fiends. But any festivalgoer knows there's much more to be said - and much better ways to deal with drug use at festivals. No one can snap their fingers to make drug culture disappear, not even just from music festivals.
DanceSafe, Fest Heads, and The Festival Lawyer agree - so they took to Reddit this afternoon to answer any and all questions about harm reduction and knowing your rights at a music festival. Read on to find out what we learned and how you can have fun - yet safe - experiences at music festivals this season.