That’s in a perfect world… what happens at Rage goes on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter … the types of social platforms goes on and on. Pictures of you doing things that may embarrass 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…
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 guys with faces that are too hairy and muscles to Dac 4 Vac – this is probably their 4th time at Rage and they’re preying on the young innocent new 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 2018 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.
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!
There 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 will call at anytime of day or night if there is a crisis, or you’re not enjoying the feelings the drugs and or alcohol are giving you.
Don’t be afraid of crowds or smelly people – 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, 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 venues waiting in anticipation.
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
Do your parents a favor by touching base on a daily basis, this is their hard earned cash you’re splashing around and they deserve to know that you’re safe and having a good time with it.
Most of all Rage Safe and come home with magic memories, or should that be epic moments