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Festivals can be minus craic for a lot of reasons: did you lose your wallet/friend/phone/dignity? Not everyone’s festival experience is ideal. Here are some tips to deal with the aftermath.
You were living in the moment but now the moment has passed and the memorable pics from your phone are buried in the remnants of a mosh pit and your money is well missing…what to do?
Contact your phone/network provider to cancel your number etc., and report it missing if you have to claim from your insurance.
Ring your bank to cancel any cards (are you AIB, BoI, Ulster Bank, Permanent).
A condom might have ripped or maybe due to the living in the moment (as mentioned above), there was no condom, well it’s a good idea to head to your local GP. You can find out more about STIs here and Emergency Contraception here.
Stomach is in a heap.
So the 3-day diet of dodgy burgers and beer is coming back to haunt you, well hang on in there. Keep hydrated, lots and lots of water and wholesome healthy foods to get your system back on track.
Got absolutely roasted?
It was an Irish festival after all and you were expecting torrential rain not lobster features, eh? Get some after sun, preferably with aloe vera and lather it on. For super sore burn, keep the cream in the fridge for ultimate relief.
I’ve gone viral.
Oh. So the living in the moment chicken/robot dance, semi-naked in the mud seemed like a great idea and your oh-so kind friend filmed it and now it’s all over the internet. If it’s been shared so much that there’s no hope of getting it back, just laugh it off, it’ll blow over eventually and join the internet ether of #festivalfails.
This is totally understandable, especially if you drank a lot over the weekend. Alcohol is a depressant, mixed with a lack of sleep and you’re bound to be feeling miserable. Catch up on your sleep and get back to eating normal and healthy foods and you'll notice a difference in no time. If the comedown from the excitement of your festival weekend is lasting longer than you think it should, it might be a good idea to talk to someone.
It was crap.
So your festival experience wasn’t all fedoras and fun. Well not to worry, the combination of horrific weather, crappy sounding stages, losing your friends, camping etc., isn’t for everyone! You gave it a go and now you know, you’ll always have the experience.
I’m officially broke.