how to
avoid losing things at
a gig

  1. TAKE THE BARE MINIMUM

When you’re off to a gig it’s a smart idea to take the bare minimum, only what you need, that way you have less stuff to lose in the first place.

  1. KEYS ARE PRETTY KEY

Losing your keys is a real bugger. A great way to avoid the 3am lockout and subsequent pounding on your neighbour/flatmate/parents window, is to stash them somewhere outside your house instead of taking them along. If that feels too insecure, put them on a necklace or hook them to your belt.

  1. DON’T BE ‘THAT GUY’

Stumbling around a venue blind drunk is a remarkably easy way to lose everything you brought along. Sure, you can have a few, heck you can even have a lot, but avoid downing an absolute skinful, or you might end up in the unfortunate situation of a friend of mine during Mardi Gras in 2017. This young man got so drunk before the even that he spent the majority of it passed out in a Portaloo, and emerged with no effects whatsoever, although he did claim that it was the best sleep he’d ever had.

  1. IT’S COOL TO RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous points may sound a bit lame, but finding a familiar face in the crowd might be just what you need when it’s almost midnight and the effect of those Cindys is wearing off. Perhaps locate a landmark and arrange to meet there on the next half hour if you get separated, or simply trust that the pull of the bar will eventually draw you back together. It usually does.

  1. EMBRACE YOUR INNER TOURIST

Fanny packs are no longer reserved just for perspiring overweight American tourists hanging around Cathedral Square, they’re cool now. Nothing says practical like a nylon pouch wrapped around your abdomen.