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Entertainment: Staying Safe at Concerts in the Las Vegas Heat

Staying Safe in Las Vegas Heat: The Concert Edition

written by Tina Brice

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Las Vegas, NV in search of a reprieve from their everyday lives. The Las Vegas Valley becomes an oasis in the desert serving libations, debauchery and freedom. Although these getaways are essential for some, many tend to overdo it. Once the drinks start flowing it can be hard to know when to stop, especially in a 24-hour town. Here are five ways to stay safe in the Las Vegas desert, particularly amid concert season.

Never underestimate the power of the sun. Even though there may be cloudy days, the heat can still cause damage to skin. Always wear sunscreen when going into the sun, even if only going to the pool for a few minutes. Hats and sunglasses are a must as well. Sun poisoning is real and it is terrible. The weather can change at the drop of a hat, so be ready for a random ten minute downpour followed by 100+ degree sunshine.

Speaking of pools, many people like to partake in an alcoholic beverage or two while lounging. It is imperative to continue to drink water. While in the water, it is easy to become dehydrated because body temperature stays lower and so there are less signals that water is needed. Many DJ sets during the day take place at pool day clubs and it is extremely easy to overindulge. Many venues in Las Vegas allow you to bring in an empty refillable water bottle, so bring it with you. You’re more likely to drink water if you have it on you at all times.

At concerts and festivals, drugs and alcohol tend to be a bit freer flowing. It is vital to be aware of your surroundings and keep in contact with your group. Always go in pairs. For bonus points, learn the signs of over intoxication and drug overdose so you can help those around you.

Along with sunscreen, always carry lip balm. The arid desert has a way of drying out even the most moisturized skin. People tend to forget about their lips until it is too late, and they have second degree burns. 

Lastly, and most importantly, don’t be afraid to tap out. If you are nearly blackout drunk at 8 pm, don’t try to rally and keep going. Take a nap. Eat some food. It’s better to wake up in your hotel room instead of a hospital or not at all. It is ok to take breaks. If you’re at an all-day festival, pace yourself. Take breaks in the shade, drink more water than you think you need, and reapply sunscreen and lip balm constantly.

Las Vegas is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Many people come to this city saying things like, “Las Vegas isn’t ready for me!” but this city has brought some of the most prepared to their knees begging for mercy. Don’t become yet another victim to the Las Vegas desert.

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