Health & Wellness
We want you to have the time of your life at Insomniac festivals—which is why we also want you to be safe, responsible, and respectful to yourself and others. We hope you’ll use the following tips and information and help us all foster a community of happy, healthy Headliners.
Free Water Stations
Rule #1: Stay hydrated! Drinking plenty of water throughout the weekend is vital to your health and safety. Drink water at regular intervals, especially in hot weather, and be sure to stay hydrated during the day when you're not at the festival. You can fill up your Insomniac canteen, CamelBak, or any empty beverage container at our free hydration stations. While the water is not always as icy as you may hope, warm water is easier to digest, and it is filtered through state-of-the-art systems, including UV sterilization. Look for the water droplet symbol on a festival map to find the nearest station.
Fashion & Function
Come prepared for all types of weather, and dress for comfort. Wear clothes that are comfortable, lightweight and breathable; avoid heavy fabrics and faux furs. Comfortable sneakers are the best way to go! Sandals and flip-flops can make for sore feet.
Use The Buddy System
It might sound elementary, but having your friend's back is anything but childish. It's easy to get separated at such a huge festival. Know where your friends are, set up meeting points, and stick together—two or three brains are better than one! If you think a new or old friend needs help, ask our friendly staff to assist.
At our festivals, you’ll find teams of talented doctors, nurses, paramedics and EMTs ready to care for your every need, free of charge! If you’re lightheaded, nauseated, or have too many blisters from dancing the night away, please visit our friendly medical staff, or ask an Insomniac team member for assistance.
If you happen to see Insomniac Health & Safety Team officers roaming through the venue, give them a high-five! These heroic people stay on their feet for the entirety of every event to keep a watchful, caring eye on YOU—the Headliner! And if either you or a friend has a medical concern, don’t hesitate to flag one of us down.
Ground Control is dedicated to helping Headliners stay happy, healthy and hydrated during Insomniac festivals. Our family of Ground Control team members will be rocking their signature purple shirts, fanny packs and light sabers as they make their way through all areas of the festival. Please approach a Ground Control team member if you want assistance or simply need a friend! We strongly believe in the beauty and power of helping others, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you have a safe, memorable experience.
Play Hard, Not High
Insomniac institutes a zero-tolerance drug policy at all of its events—end of story. Don't be the person that ends up on YouTube getting escorted out of the venue! Keep the weekend great for all of us. If you suspect that someone is suffering from a medical issue or potential drug overdose, seek immediate medical attention at one of the clearly marked Medical Stations, or find a Ground Control team member.
SIGNS TO WATCH FOR:
• Abnormal heart rate (too fast/slow)
• Abnormal body temperature (too hot/cold)
• Abnormal breathing (too fast/slow)
• Flushed, reddish, or pale skin color (skin is cool/sweaty or hot/dry)
• Won't wake up
• Delusions, hallucinations or paranoia
• Pupils that don’t react to changes in light
Hang Out, Don't Pass Out
Insomniac festivals are already amazing adventures; you don't need to consume excessive amounts of alcohol to have a good time. If you're under 21, you can't drink—period. If you're of legal age, be smart about how much you consume. More booze does not equal more fun, and alcohol is not a beverage to cool off or rehydrate with. It's important to remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume. Simply put, we want each hour you spend at festivals to be a happy and healthy one. Besides, no one likes taking care of wasted friends.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• Drunk people should not be responsible for other drunk people.
• Binge drinking is the most dangerous kind there is—the faster you drink, the higher your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) becomes.
• Strong coffee, a cold shower, sleeping, or walking it off will not help someone suffering from alcohol poisoning.
• DO try to keep intoxicated people awake and in an upright/sitting position—not lying down.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL POISONING:
• Slow or irregular breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute or 10+ seconds between breaths)
• Confusion, stupor (unresponsive but conscious), coma, or inability to be roused
• Hypothermia (low body temperature)
• Pale skin color or bluish tinge