The Alive Music Festival in Ohio is entering its 29th year of amazing Christian music, spectacular artworks and unbelievable speakers, but just because this event is faith-based, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t adhere to the general rules that keep you safe in a crowd. Here are a few ways to ensure you have the time of your life, without any unfortunate incidents.
Keep An Eye On Weather Reports
The Alive Music Festival in Ohio is held outdoors (at the beautiful Atwood Lake Park and Amphitheater), so weather may be a concern the night of the show. Ohio is infamous for its unpredictable and often crazy weather, thus, it’s imperative that you know what to expect of it. You wouldn’t want to be caught unprepared in any kind of storm in these parts!
Come Prepared For The Outdoors
In addition to proper clothing for the expected weather, be sure and wear your most comfortable shoes, even if they’re not your most fashionable. The terrain can offer some unexpected surprises and you may be walking around quite a bit. If possible, just wear a pair of sneakers you don’t mind dirtying, rather than risk twisting your ankle in platforms or suffering with blisters the next day. Also, in consideration of the great outdoors, bring some kind of insect repellent to avoid being bitten all night.
Scan Your Sector
As with any public event attended by a large group of people, it’s important that you keep your wits about you and know the layout of the area you’ll be in. For example, in the event of an emergency, where are most people going to run to? Where is the smartest place for you to get out of the way yourself? These are smart things to keep in mind while enjoying the show. Despite the fact that you want the best seat in the house, you should always consider safety issues and potential hazards.
Always Travel In A Group
You’re smart enough to know that you can’t trust everyone in a crowd, even if you’re attending one of the coolest Christian events anywhere, so make sure you don’t go anywhere by yourself, even if it’s only for a short distance. Travel at least in pairs, preferably more if you can and adhere to the normal safety protocols you would anywhere else.
Bring Ear Plugs!
Why bring ear plugs to a concert? Because as much as you may enjoy the music, it can literally be deafening. Watch the musicians closely and you’ll notice that they all have ear protection. Bring ear plugs and keep them handy; if you feel the music is overwhelming to your eardrums, pop the plugs in for a few minutes at the least, for your own protection.
Unfortunately, the world in which we live can be chaotic, unruly and dangerous at times; meaning that just because the Alive Music Festival in Ohio is intended to be a heavenly, enriching and enlightening experience, you shouldn’t let your guard down. Be practical, be prepared and be safe.
This show is running July 20th thru the 23rd and is not to be missed! Reserve your seats early and don’t forget to arrange for a place to meet the people you go with, just in case you get separated from each other.