Summer Music Festival Survival Guide
Summer is upon us, which means the music festival scene is firing up, and it's time again for high temps, days of pounding sunshine and tunes, and throngs of people revving up the heat level. Whether you're headed to a large festival, or just your friendly, small-town ho-down, here are a few ways to ensure you're tech-equipped to have a rocking great time.
Make a List...and Check It Twice
Few things ruin a much-anticipated festival experience faster than running out of the obvious essentials. Even if you're camping out in a hotel room instead of a tent, you're still going to want a tote bag of supplies to keep you comfy at the festival site. Make out your packing list early so you have plenty of time to gather items, and be sure these are on it:
- Festival tickets
- Driver's license/ID card
- Reusable water bottle
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
- Toilet paper
- Cash (ATM fees can kill a budget fast!)
- Antibacterial wipes and/or hand sanitizer
- Rain poncho (a garbage bag will do in a pinch)
- Your Samsung Galaxy S®6 edge, of course!
Power Up, No Strings Attached
If you get lucky enough to snag a stage-front spot on the lawn, a backstage pass, or a smooch from the lead singer, the amount of battery behind your smartphone's camera can mean the difference between simple bragging rights and irrefutable photographic proof. Built-in wireless charging functionality on your Galaxy S®6 means you can recharge while you're sunbathing before the show or during that late night snack run...and you can do it without any plugging, unplugging or lugging around of cables.
Let the Music Play Hands-Free
Heavy crowds make for heavy background noise when you're trying to make a call or listen to tunes. Pocket your Galaxy S®6 edge and leave your hands free to dance right along with the band using Samsung's Gear Circle. These around-the-neck wireless headphones vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications, and a Bluetooth connection provides instant access to the audio functionality on your phone. When the band's ready to hit the stage, simply click the earbuds back together to hang up or pause the current track.
Plan Your Attack, Handheld-Style
Pocket space is at a minimum, so the more prep work you can do on your Samsung S®6, the better. Check the event website ahead of time for the show schedules so you're not stuck lugging around a bulky booklet at the venue. Be sure to also sign up for email or text updates so you know about any band cancellations or delays, and schedule notifications in your calendar app so there's plenty of time to snag primo viewing spots between acts.
Protection With—and For—an Edge
Even when you've limited yourself to carrying essential items only, those overstuffed pockets can make you feel like a pack mule. One way to keep your S®6 edge safe while you're in that crowd of people-shaped sardines is with the S-View Flip Cover. Designed to protect the device when it's not in use, it has a view window that offers instant access to the time, weather and other status updates. A simple swipe to the right launches the camera—without the need to open the cover—which means you won't miss a shot when your favorite band is on stage.
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