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Lifehack: Only Wear Your Festival Wristband During the Festival

Festival wristbands are those circular rubbery bands designed to be worn around the wrist during a festival to get entry and for things like access to restricted areas. Don’t wear them before the festival starts. Trust us!


We didn’t think this had to be said, but apparently it has to be said, because apparently some people get too eager and decide to try the wristbands on at home and take photos of them, only to end up breaking them and having to pay extra for a replacement while blaming the festival owners for their own lack of judgment.

This is...a far too regular occurrence. Avoid it if you can. You’re welcome.


Oh, and also, don’t be a “Jaden at the Met Ball” and wear your wristband after the festival either. Trust us on that too.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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Why would you do this? I feel like I’ve gotten at least a dozen emails that say “if the wristband is broken or removed you will not be allowed into the festival” for Shaky Knees. I guess it’s a good thing Governors Ball is more forgiving.