Whether you’re raving in a field, warehouse or club, everyone has their raving essentials which come with them every time. Many of these are a common theme among ravers, such as chewing gum and sunglasses, but there are also some more niche items which die hard party goers swear by to get the most out of their experience.
Here’s some of the responses we received :
- Chewing gum
Is there anything more rave-like than when a random person asks you for chewing gum in the crowd?
- Lip Balm
Lips get dry and busy at a rave. Keep them hydrated.
- Hand fan
In the heat of a rave, one of the best and rare reliefs is when you get a breeze that squeezes its way through the crowd to give you some air. You can have access to that at all times when you bring a fan!
An absolutely essential item. Props to you if you manage to keep hold of them too!
- Ear defenders
Ever had sore or ringing ears after a rave? Especially if you spend your time right next to the speaker (we’re looking at you, Bass Zombies). Wear some ear defenders and protect your hearing. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
- Gaviscon tablets
Heartburn can interfere with a good time, take one of these, and you’re good to go.
- Vix Nasal Spray
For all of the apparent pollutants at the festival, keep your nose clear and breathable.
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- Electrolyte tablets/sachets
Raving all day can seriously deplete your hydration levels (a common cause of seizures and fainting at events), and no amount of water or alcohol can replace your electrolytes. Stay hydrated, which will keep you raving for longer.
Perfect for any niggling pains to keep you two stepping through the day and night.
The best conversations come from the smoking area.
To help with those tight cramping muscles
Stay fresh and smelling good
- Rave goggles/glasses
Take your experience to the next level by adding some kaleidoscope visual effects to the laser lights. Some artists have even been known to add extra messages only visible to certain types of lenses (Marshmello).
- Mini towel
Stay dry and refreshed.
- Bucket hat
- Robinsons squeezy squash syrup
The water used from the refill stations isn’t always the freshest…especially if it’s warm. Adding some squash makes it taste much better and adds a little sugar to keep you going.
The only thing worse than the aches the next day is the sunburn the next day.
- Portable phone charger
That feeling when you try to find your friends amongst the crowd, but your phone dies. Bring along a portable phone charger.
- Hydration backpack
Instead of having to rely on one small bottle and leave the huge crowd in the middle of a set, have the water attached to your back.
- Camping Chair
After being surrounded by fields and dancing, the chair will seem like a luxury.
Cover image: Tank Sheffield