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11 Music Festival Dos And Don'ts

How to make the most out of your festival experience, according to artists and attendees at this year's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.

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1. Genre-bending dance duo Big Gigantic think preparation is key and substances should be avoided if you want to have a good festival experience.

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Kristin Harris / Buzzfeed

Dominic Lalli: "Do: Rage!

Don't: Do drugs."

Jeremy Salken: "Do: Your homework.

Don't: Bring bad vibes."

2. Festival-goer Erin wants you to be practical — create a realistic schedule and make a plan for when your phone inevitably dies.

"Don't: Stress over trying to see everything. Do: Pick a place to meet your friends because your phone probably won't work."
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"Don't: Stress over trying to see everything.

Do: Pick a place to meet your friends because your phone probably won't work."

3. Crop tops and a portable phone charger are musts, according to New York-based alt-pop duo ASTR.

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Kelley Dunlap / Buzzfeed

Zoe Silverman: "Wear a crop top or bust!"

Adam Pallin: "Portable charger"

4. But they advise against getting too fucked up.

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Kelly Dunlap / Buzzfeed

Zoe Silverman: "Don't get too fucked up! Drink water :)"

Adam Pallin: "[Don't do] special K"

5. Echosmith says cool kids remember to wear deodorant.

"Do: Wear deodorant.Don't: Smell bad."
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"Do: Wear deodorant.

Don't: Smell bad."

6. Festival-goer Phil suggests you bring an inflatable animal.

"Bring a giraffe."
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"Bring a giraffe."

7. English singer-songwriter Charlotte OC thinks everyone should wear sensible shoes and fringe should be banned.

"Dos: Wear trainers!Donts: Wear tassels / fringe :("
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"Dos: Wear trainers!

Donts: Wear tassels / fringe :("

8. Portland-based rockers Priory think a good night's sleep, a paced drinking schedule, and good friends are all you need to have a good time.

Brandon Rush: "[Do] get rest the night before. Don't start drinking until the third or fourth band."Kyle Sears: "[Do:] Friends![Don't:] Shitty friends"
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Brandon Rush: "[Do] get rest the night before.

Don't start drinking until the third or fourth band."

Kyle Sears: "[Do:] Friends!

[Don't:] Shitty friends"

9. Festival-goer Kaitlyn suggests bringing a hula hoop to stay occupied between sets.

"Hula hoop"
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"Hula hoop"

10. Danish pop star recommends getting drunk and singing along to all your favorite songs.

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11. Festival-goers Monique and Stephanie want you to eat good and stay safe, but avoid cliches like crowdsurfing and flower crowns.

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Kelley Dunlap / BuzzFeed

Monique: "[Do:] Eat good"

Stephanie: "[Do:] Have a meet up spot if you get separated from friends."

Monique: "[Don't:] Crowd surf"

Stephanie: "No flower crowns."

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