How to stay safe at Bayou Country Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest is being held at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 2016. The festival draws a huge crowd to see some of the top acts in Country Music, including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Jason Aldean and more.

Any time you enter a large crowd, including festivals, it is important to take precautions to stay safe and healthy. Following are some safety tips for festivals.

Immediately acquaint yourself with a layout of the grounds. Locate the exits, in case there is an emergency. Locate the security guards so you know where to go if you need help or need to notify them of some danger.

There is a saying that there is safety in numbers for a reason. Travel with a group of friends and watch out for each-other. Always walk with a friend, even when going to the toilet. It would be nice to also extend this watchfulness to people who appear to be alone in the crowd.

Stay in well lit areas so you can see clearly and people can see you. Watch out for dangerous situations, people and even trip hazards.

If you are going to drink alcohol, keep it to a reasonable level. Alcohol is largely for a lot of bad decisions. The recommended maximum is four units for men and three units for women. Watch the portion size. Alcohol is dehydrating, so drink extra water to make up for that dehydration.

Speaking of dehydration, drink water to avoid the effects of dehydration, such as headaches, dizziness and upset stomach. If you do not want to drink water, try sports drinks or fruit juice.

Do not accept gifts from strangers. particularly food and drinks, which can be drugged.

Stay aware of your surroundings at all times. Be alert and know who is surrounding you. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, pay attention to your instincts and avoid being near them.

The point of the Bayou Country Superfest is to have fun, so have fun while taking care of yourself and others.

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