That’s in a perfect world. What happens at Rage goes on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter, the different types of social platforms go on and on, as does the opportunity for eternal embarrassment. Yes, it can be real! Pictures of you doing things that may haunt you for years to come will be out there on the internet forever. Not to mention the live options that we are all using these days. When you’re intoxicated and feeling fab, live is the way to go, right? Wrong, you’ll regret it tomorrow…be careful.
You’ve waited 12 years of your school career to have this 10 day jam packed party paradise at Rage, don’t mess it up by not being able to remember any of it, or by being arrested using or selling drugs which will mark your future for years to come. Rather let this be a fabulous memory of your last days of Matric before the final results come out.
Be aware of older guys with faces that are too hairy and muscles to Dac 4 Vac – this is probably their 4th time at Rage and they may be looking to take advantage of the young new inexperienced Ragers.
It’s too late to tell you about accommodation and passports, because that is usually done in January, so if you’re Raging in 2020 sort out your accommodation and passports now. The passports are a way of staying safe as your movements are tracked when you go in and out of the various gigs or jams or transport systems.
So Take Care
Have your wits about you all the time.
Don’t carry cash, rather buy the tokens offered by the organizers.
Keep your phone and room card safe.
Be sure to party with a buddy system.
Have your best friend there to hold your hair or man bun back while you throw up, rather than taking photos of you or doing a live video of you!
Even at Rage here is the possibility of your drinks being spiked… even if you knowingly spiked them yourself.
Always have an emergency contact number in your memory or safely stashed in your pocket, not on your phone, when you’re in that state you’re bound to have already misplaced or have had your phone stolen. Let this contact person be aware you may call at any time of day or night – if there is a crisis, or if you’re not coping with the reaction you’re experiencing to alcohol or drugs.
Don’t be afraid of crowds or smelly people – at Rage, there will be loads of them crammed into a tent with mud underfoot. You will lose your shoes, don’t wear your Jimmy Choo’s, or your New White Nike’s. Trainers and flops are the way to go.
Be on a lookout for the red frogs, they are there to help if you’ve had too much to drink or the drugs you’ve taken are having a bad effect on you, they will be outside all the Rage events & venues to help.
Work on a daily budget and stick to it. Make sure food is a priority and not only booze and drugs are included.
3 things not to forget
Sunblock. It’s gonna be hot in the sun in that pool – you don’t want to spend the next 3 days in agony.
Toothpaste. After a night on the tiles … a fresh mouth is the best!
Oh, and the 4th thing not to forget.
Do your parents a favour by touching base on a daily basis, this is probably their hard-earned cash you’re splashing around and they deserve to know that you’re safe and having a good time.
Most of all Rage Safe and come home with magic memories… and epic photo moments.
Houghton House does not in any way encourage or promote substance abuse. We do realise it is a reality in our society and our youth.
We suggest avoidance and abstinence. Addiction is an unfortunate reality for some.
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For more information on dealing with alcohol or substance abuse, call Houghton House now:
office hours: 011 787 9142
24/7 emergency helpline: 079 770 7532