A Levitation Festival Guide
Spring is thriving and we’re officially knee deep in festival season. I recently went to Levitation Fest 2018 and it was beyond words amazing! Since it was my first time going, I didn’t know what to expect or what to be prepared for. Now that I’ve gone and had the full experience, I can help show you the ropes. There are a things I learned that you might want to know before going.
Levitation has changed over the past few years from being an outdoor event called Pysch Fest to a multiple location venue event in downtown Austin, Texas. Most of the shows are conveniently held at bars within walking distance of one another which makes it easy to find most performances.
My friends and I stayed in Austin from Thursday to Sunday in an AirBnb about 20 minutes away. We were able to watch 3 shows packed with 5 bands or more each night for under $50 per ticket. Drinks were relatively cheap in comparison to my usual LA bar scene and there were many vegan food options around! Some of the events are 18+ and others 21+ depending on the location. We had a wild time dancin’ and singin’ along all weekend and will definitely be attending the festival next year!
Here’s a list of tips & tricks to consider before attending Levitation Fest:
1.Pick a hotel or airbnb near venues.
To avoid having to uber or drive back and fourth during the festival, choosing a hotel or airbnb downtown within walking distance would be the most convenient option. #learnedalesson
2.Find a good parking spot ahead of time.
There’s NO designated parking area for Levitation Fest in downtown Austin. If driving you’ll need to make arrangements to pay for a meter, parking lot, or parking garage ahead of time.
3.Screenshot mobile tickets prior to attending a show.
You might not have service at the venue and this is a solid guarantee you’ll have the tickets upon arrival.
4. Arrive early to shows!
Get there before doors open because you’ll have to wait in line for who knows how long if you decide to arrive on time. You may end up missing one of your favorite bands. It’s better to be early than late!
5.Download the find my iPhone app.
If you’re an iPhone user, make sure to have everyone in your group download the ‘Find my iPhone app’ just in case your phone is lost or stolen. Android users and others I don’t know how to help you. Lol!
6.Eat ahead of time.
Not all venues carry food but food trucks and restaurants are near most venues. I suggest eating before because there is no gauruntee there’s food available, especially if you’re vegan. 😉
7.Bring a backpack or bag with enough space.
If you’re thinking about buying merch, make sure to bring a backpack with enough space. The backpack will help avoid having to hold merchandise during the event.
8.Come prepared knowing the bathroom situation.
Be prepared at some shows to use port-o-pottys. There isn’t always a place to wash hands or look in a mirror. Bring wet wipes, hand sanitizer, or whatever your preference is for sanitation!
9.Don’t bring blankets or chairs.
Most of the shows are held in bars, so no blankets or things to sit on is required. However, consider bringing a jacket. Spring season in Austin at night can get pretty cool around the low 60’s.
10.Wear boots or comfortable sneakers.
Some venues had rocks and dirt rather than regular concrete flooring. Walking around in heels or platforms shoes may not be the most comfortable at certain venues. I reccomend to Yelp or Google the venue before deciding on what type of shoe to wear. (I wore platforms and it was not logical, but I felt cute! I don’t recommend this at all. Lol!)
Hopefully some of these tips help before attending Levitation Festival!
If you have more tips you want to share, be sure to leave a comment below.
See ya at the next fest!