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MAY 30 & 31, 2014 Blackstock Festival Grounds Blackstock, South Carolina

Festival Safety

General

Our goal at the Blackstock Music Festival is make sure everyone has a good time, and also remains safe while on our festival grounds. We appreciate your support and cooperation as we try to make this goal a reality for everyone. There will be 24 hour security personnel, Police, Fire, and EMS onsite. If you need emergency medical or police attention, contact the nearest security official or go to one of the on-site security or medical tents. You may also locate a Blackstock staff member or volunteer for assistance or other questions you may have.

 

Vehicle Inspection Process

All vehicles entering the festival grounds will be subject to inspection for contraband and items not allowed onsite. Items you may expect to prevent you from entering the festival grounds: Pets, Glass Containers, Weapons, Fireworks, Bicycles, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Personal Motorized Vehicles, Box-Style Trucks, Charcoal, Charcoal Grills, Illegal Substances, Gasoline, Kegs. Please do not bring these items with you. They will either be confiscated or you will be denied entrance to the grounds.

 

Campfires

No campfires are allowed in the General Admission Park & Camp area. If you are found to have lit a campfire in this area, you risk being escorted off the festival grounds without refund. Do not light campfires in the General Admission Park & Camp area. You will however find campfires in the VIP Park & Camp area, as well as the Main Venue area. These campfires are provided by the festival staff, monitored by the festival staff, and tended to by the festival staff. These campfires are the only campfires that will be present on the festival grounds. Please enjoy these campfires and do not build your own.

 

Personal Valuables

The Blackstock experience is something we hope you cherish for years to come; but remember you are camping among 10,000 other patrons. Lock your valuables in your car when you leave your campsite. Be aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, tell a member of Blackstock’s security team.

 

Stay Hydrated

Be smart; drink water (and other nonalcoholic beverages). Dehydration is the number-one cause of unhappiness at music festivals. Water makes your brain and body work, and you need them both to enjoy Blackstock.

 

Food Safety

Please don’t buy from unlicensed vendors. We work hard to ensure that all official food and drinks are good and safe. If you buy something from an unlicensed vendor, you have no idea what you’re getting.

 

No Questions Asked Medical Tents

Medical tents at Blackstock are safe havens—meaning, you can’t get in trouble for anything you say to the medical staff at Blackstock. That’s the deal. So if you or a friend needs help, seek help from the Blackstock Medical staff. No one will hassle you. And if you think you might need assistance, don’t worry, speak up. Whatever you tell us is confidential—we want you to be safe, we don’t want you to avoid seeking help for fear of getting in trouble.

 

Medical Tents

There will be two medical tents onsite; the first will be located in the General Admission Park & Camp area near the vehicle inspection area. The second will be located in the Main Venue area near the concessions and vendor tents. They are there to help you in any way they can.

 

Security Staff

Security personnel are located throughout the festival and are also there to help in any way they can. If you need assistance or see something suspicious please find a member of the Security personnel immediately.

 

Alcohol & Drugs

Drugs raise your body temperature, while alcohol dehydrates you. In the summer sun, your body and mind can fry way too easily. And the dangers of combining substances are only multiplied in this environment. Please pace yourself and remember to stay hydrated. Keep an eye on your friends as well.

 

Warning Signs of Drug or Alcohol Overdose

  • Skin that is cool and sweaty or hot and dry (instead of hot and sweaty)
  • Sleepiness, confusion and disorientation
  • Pale skin/ skin discoloration
  • Inability to talk
  • Blurred vision
  • Inability to stay awake
  • Irregular breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Difficulty standing or walking
  • Seizures

 

What to do about an Overdose

If you or one of your friends has overdosed on alcohol or drugs, please seek out medical help IMMEDIATELY. Medical and security tents are safe havens at Blackstock, and you will not get in trouble for anything you do or say. Their only concern is your well-being.

 

Emergency Vehicle Access

We will have EMS and Fire Department vehicles onsite for the duration of the festival. If for any reason EMS vehicles or Fire trucks are trying to maneuver near you, please make room and allow these vehicles clearance to drive without restraint.