Thursday, March 31, 2011

PARTY SMART



OMG! Rock4Rights is happening THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!

And you're not going to be able to PARTY HARD if you can't last the duration of the carnival so COME PREPARED.

SAFETY AND GENERAL TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PARTY HARD AND PARTY ON

*Adapted from Big Day Out Safety Guidelines

PLANNING FOR THE SHOW

1. Remember to bring your IC, important phone numbers, sun block, a watch, any medication you may need, a hat, charged mobile phone, pen, vitamins & still camera if you want plus enough cash for the day. If you have any chronic conditions or illness (ie epilepsy, diabetes, asthma) be sure to carry information regarding your condition & emergency contact number on your person at all times. Making a list isn't a bad idea.

2. Dress for the day & weather. Wear sensible shoes & clothes and bring a rain coat if need. Avoid wearing jewelry that could potentially harm yourself or others.

3. Bringing a bag or pack is handy but keep it light.You should bring water (no glass bottles) & reasonable amounts of food. Fruit is highly recommended but don't throw it at the bands. There will be plenty of food on sale at the carnival too.

4. Don't presume that the laws of the real world don't apply at Rock4Rights. Anyone caught holding or dealing illegal substances will be treated the same way as anywhere else. It is highly likely that Police will be at the carnival (like you, they won't want to miss it).

5. Don't turn up drunk or out of it as you may be refused entry or will probably pass out before you see any of the bands you paid to see.

6. Try to have a good breakfast & keep patient & calm. It will be a long, hopefully fantastic day.

SORTING OUT YOUR DAY

1. If you are with friends & intend to travel home together arrange a place & time to meet up at the end of the night. Make sure you're not too tired to drive.

2. Large crowds, a long day & hot weather in combination will tire you out. Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & minimize sun exposure.

3. Excessive use of mind altering substances of any kind including alcohol can result in the day changing from fantastic to a nightmare in a very short amount of time.

4. Don't forget you need to get home after the show & an ambulance isn't the best or cheapest way to do so.


TIPS FOR REDUCING HIGH RISK DRINKING

• Know your limits and to stick to them. This will stop you from drinking more than you can handle.

• It's gonna be a long day so try to avoid drinking games where the idea is to get drunk quickly. This includes downing drinks.

• Know what you are drinking. Not all drinks are a standard drink size. Some pre-mixed spirits contain the equivalent to two standard drinks so check the label to see how much you’re drinking

• For every alcoholic drink, plan to alternate with a non-alcoholic drink.

• An empty stomach can increase the effects of alcohol. Before you leave for the event, make sure you have a big breakfast, and take time out between sets to have something to eat throughout the day.

• Avoid rounds or shouts. You are likely to drink more to keep up with your friends.

• With so many cool bands and things to do at Rock4Rights, there is no excuse for staying in one spot drinking all day. Get up, move around and dance to avoid continuous drinking.

• Avoid top-ups and finish your drink before you go for a refill. This will allow you to keep track of how much you’ve had.

• Arrange a designated driver or get a taxi or bus home with friends.

• Ensure you can call a friend or family member if you need help.

• To avoid drink spiking, watch your drink at all times, and never leave it unattended.

• Keep an eye out for your friends. Keep a general watch over their drinks and actions and help them out if they need it.

SECURITY

Whether it's entering, leaving or in the carnival you will be required to abide by any reasonable request or command from the Rock4Rights security. Remember that they are primarily there to keep the entire carnival safe. If you need help or see someone needing help please notify them straight away. In some cases we may need to clear a path or area & security may need to react quickly. Please follow there directions if required as someone's safety may depend on it, including your own.

IMPORTANT SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Between acts there may be various announcements covering crowd safety issues. Please take note of & respect these announcements.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION

Under extreme & unlikely circumstances a building, area or the entire site may be required to be evacuated or cleared. It will be imperative for you to follow all instructions & directions from emergency services, police, fire brigade & / or our security that would be requested of you in such a situation.


WASTE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Litter bugs are not cool! Be a responsible party goer, throw all waste in the bins provided.


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