Vaping at a Festival: What You Should Know
Music festivals are often great fun. You get to experience fantastic music performances and enjoy great food. But for vapers, music festivals bring their challenges, and if you plan on vaping, you'll have to be prepared to face any circumstance that arises. But first, let's answer if vaping at a festival is allowed.
Table of Contents
- Can you Vape at Concerts or Festivals?
- What to Bring to the Festival
- What Vape Device is Best for Festivals?
Can You Vape at Concerts or Festivals?
The answer to this question depends on the music festival. By visiting the online website and looking for the festival's policies, you want to go to (Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Governors Ball, Ultra, Bonnaroo, etc.), you can make entirely sure that you can bring into the festival your vape and vape supplies. While most festivals will allow vaping and smoking outdoors, they will not allow you to vape or smoke under tents or near pop-ups (especially in the silent disco tent).
What To Bring to a Festival?
If you've looked into the policies of your favorite festival and they allow vaping, here are a couple of things you should bring with you:
- Vape Juices
- Portable Chargers
- Extra Batteries
- Spare Parts
Depending on the length of the festival, you'll want to bring your favorite vape juice along with you. This way, you won't run out of vape juice in the middle of the festivities and can fall back on it whenever you run short. It's also a great idea to bring your vape juice in a plastic bottle (or buy vape juices that already come in plastic bottles) since glass bottles aren't allowed at festivals many times. Finally, we recommend that you bring a couple of flavors if you get bored with your all-day vape.
Depending on the device you plan on using (which we will go over in the next section), you'll need to charge them whenever they run out of battery. While it is true that many festivals offer free charging stations and ports, it is best to play it safe and bring along some portable chargers of your own.
If you plan to bring your box mod with you to the festival, you should consider bringing along extra batteries. There are various reasons for this. If your festival is a couple of days long, and you don't have access to a room of your own, you can maintain watch of your batteries as they charge (as per good battery safety). A set of extra batteries will come in handy. If you plan on bringing them to the festival, remember to carry them in plastic cases since they could short circuit if they come in contact with metal objects like coins and keys or trinkets.
More essential items to bring to the festival are spare parts for your vape. Some of the parts you can bring along if you lose them, break, or stop working are coils, tanks, and wicks. With the crowds constantly pushing and shoving, there is a possibility that your vape might fall and the tank can break. Or you might be vaping more than usual and burn your cotton. With spare parts, if any of these possibilities arise, you'll be prepared.
What Vape Device is Best for Festivals?
You might be wondering which vape device is best to bring to a festival. In this section, we break down the pros and cons of each of the most popular vape devices available to give you insight into which one you should bring.
Pros and Cons of Using a Box Mod
Box Mods would be ideal if you are a sub-ohm vaper, and nothing else will do. However, some of the cons of using a box mod are that it is bulky and requires batteries, and depending on your atomizer, the tank might break. However, with box mods, some of the pros are that you will enjoy the best flavor experience possible, which would be a one-of-a-kind experience coupled with your favorite band.
Pros and Cons of Using a Vape Pen
A vape pen is smaller in size than a box mod, but most of them also have a tank, so there's the possibility that it might break. The fact that vape pens can be confused with cannabis vape pens since they are shaped similarly, and security at the gates might not believe that you have a nicotine vape pen, but instead, a cannabis vape could also be a con. Still, this much smaller vape has an advantage and is that it does not need 18650s batteries that are bulky and require that you bring them in plastic containers since they can short circuit. You have one less thing to worry about with no extra batteries and can truly enjoy the concert.
Pros and Cons of Using a Pod System
Perhaps the best vape device to use at a festival is a pod system. Small and sleek, you won't have to worry about the device breaking or the need to carry extra batteries. Since most of these are rechargeable, you'll only need a portable charger, and you're set. However, it is tiny and could easily get lost in the crowd if it falls.
Pros and Cons of Disposables
If you only have one pod system and don't want to risk losing it with the festival's crowds, you can always buy a handful of disposables. The great thing about disposables is that, as their name states, you can throw them out after they run out of vape juice. By bringing disposables, you won't have to carry batteries, chargers, different vapes, or even vape juice. In my opinion, disposable is the best option for bringing a vape to a festival. The only downside of disposables is that some are poorly made, so make sure you buy good quality disposables before taking them to the festival.
We hope that you could pick up some pointers next time you head out to a festival with this brief and short guide and want to take your vape along. Above all, remember to always check with the festival organizers if you can vape and see if there are restrictions on the types of vapes you can bring.