Put a Bud in It
While earplugs may not be cool, neither is losing your hearing. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by a single exposure to loud noise or by regular exposure to anything over 85 decibels — like a concert — over an extended period of time. Before you hit the festival, pick up a pair of silicone earplugs from a drugstore. These will also come in handy if you plan to onsite camp at the festival.