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Summer concert season is here: tips to keep you rocking out
July 7 2010
(ARA) - From local concerts in the park to multi-city touring music festivals like Lilith, the summer is full of outdoor, day-long concerts and events. But before you head out the door to begin your fun in the sun, there are a few things to consider to make sure you're prepared for a good time.

Summer concert season means the chance to sit out under the sun or stars, enjoying friends and your favorite music. But if you're excited about the event, that means others are too, so be ready for crowds. And because it's outside, that means it will likely be hot. Not to worry, though. There are easy tips to keep you rocking out:

* If you're in it for the long haul, bring along picnic blankets or folding chairs. Many outdoor concerts aren't in a stadium, so you'll want a comfortable place to sit, at least while you wait to get on your feet to enjoy the music.

* Remember to drink plenty of water, especially if you're being active. This is especially important since you'll be out in the heat. To enjoy drinking the water you need, try adding flavor to your water with Crystal Light drink mix.

* Don't forget to wear sunscreen to protect your skin, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are the strongest. And remember, you can burn even when it's cloudy outside.

* Outdoor events - especially some of the larger ones like Lilith, which features 'Lilith Village' full of sponsors and activities - cover lots of ground. Don't be surprised if you find yourself doing a lot of walking. To keep your feet blister-free, wear comfortable shoes and make sure to 'break in' new shoes you plan to wear.

* Make sure you have good sunglasses. They'll protect your eyes and help you better see your favorite artist. Consider adding a hat as well if you're going to be under the sun all day.

Now that you're prepared and ready to jump in your car and go, remember to have fun. Laugh with friends, sing and dance to the music, and enjoy the experience.

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