9 Experts Explain How To Smoke Weed At Music Festivals Without Getting Caught
Here's a hard truth: Most people don't want to go to a concert without getting baked. Add to that an entire weekend of music, and you better have some kind of strategy in place, or you'll be fading fast instead of being just straight faded.
Austin Psych Fest (i.e. Levitation) is no exception, and while there are sure to be plenty of drugs circulating there (the clue is in the name, y'all), you're always better off playing it safe. Unless, of course, you'd like to swap out your Airbnb reservation for a couple nights at a Texas prison.
Here are some pro tips to help you get lit during Austin Psych Fest and beyond.
Let go of your agoraphobia and move to the center of the crowd.
Simple, but effective.
Vapes to the rescue!
Wait for the show to start before you light up.
There's no bigger red flag than a lonely smoke plume rising from a scattered crowd -- or so I've heard.
Similar to going with the flow of traffic, you can typically count on everyone else to be lighting up once the show starts. Be patient, friends.
"Crotch that sh*t."
Break just one law at a time.
If you're in a state where weed isn't exactly legal yet, or if you don't have a medical card, keep your law-breaking limited to just smoking weed.
To avoid drawing more attention to yourself, Russ Belville from AlterNet says,
In drug reform circles, this is known as Steinborn's Rule. If you are going to be smoking marijuana, this is not the time to be breaking other laws.
Do a little research.
Tyler Curtis from High Times says it's important to scope out the venue before you get there. There's nothing like getting to a venue with your pockets full of weed and finding out the place is not chill.
Sometimes you can get your questions answered on Yelp: smart stoners use the site to share primo places.