YOU ARE THE HEADLINER
From the stages and the sound to the pyrotechnics and the performers, there are so many unique elements that go into creating an Insomniac event. But the most important one is you — our Headliners.
Our goal is to create an environment where you can celebrate life, love, art and music, and be the truest version of yourself. We encourage you to spread good vibes and connect with your fellow Headliners by sharing stories, exchanging hugs, and giving high fives. Positive energy is the core of our amazing community.
Dance, dream, and have the time of your life. None of this would be possible without you.
As you prepare for your adventure, take a trip back to last year’s Dreamstate SoCal and get inspired!
We are dedicated to making a positive impact in the local communities where we hold events. For each Insomniac festival, our Charitable Giving Initiative allocates $1 per ticket transaction and $10 per guest list attendee. Since 2011, Insomniac has partnered with the following charities in the San Bernardino area:
We want you to have the time of your life here, and that means being safe, responsible and respectful to yourself and others. After all, you’re the ones who make this experience so special. We hope you’ll use the following tips and info and help us all foster a community of happy, healthy Headliners.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the weekend is vital to your health and safety. Drink water at regular intervals, and be sure to stay hydrated on the days leading up to the show. While you’re here, fill up on H20 at any of our free hydration stations, or purchase water at various concession stands around the venue.
FASHION & FUNCTION
Come prepared for all types of weather, and definitely dress for comfort. Wear lightweight, breathable clothes that make you feel good. If you choose to wear heavy fabrics and faux furs, remember to stay hydrated. Comfortable sneakers are the best way to go, especially if you’re planning to tear up the dancefloor. Sandals and flip-flops can make for sore feet.
USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
It’s easy to get separated at festivals. Know where your friends are, set up meeting points, and stick together — two or three brains are better than one! If you think a new or old friend needs help, ask our friendly staff to assist, and always leave the show with everyone in your crew.
In the first aid tents located throughout the festival, you’ll find teams of medical practitioners ready to care for your every need — free of charge! If you’re lightheaded or nauseated or have too many blisters from dancing the night away, please visit our friendly medical staff, or ask an Insomniac team member for assistance.
ROAMING MEDICAL TEAMS
If you happen to see Insomniac Health & Safety Team officers roaming through the venue, give them a high-five! These heroic people stay on their feet for the entirety of every event to keep a watchful, caring eye on you! And if either you or a friend has a medical concern, flag one of those friendly folks down.
ENJOY THE SHOW
Escape is an amazing adventure; you can enjoy the show without alcohol or illegal narcotics. If you’re under 21, you can’t drink — period. If you’re of legal age, be smart about how much you consume. More booze does not equal more fun, and alcohol is not a beverage to cool off or rehydrate with. It’s important to remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume.
PLAY HARD, NOT HIGH
Insomniac enforces a zero-tolerance drug policy at all of its events — end of story. That includes all marijuana, even if you have a medicinal usage card. Don’t be the person that ends up getting escorted out of the venue! Keep the weekend great for yourself, your friends, and all the other Headliners. If you suspect that someone is suffering from a medical issue or potential drug overdose, seek immediate attention at one of the clearly marked medical stations, or find a Ground Control team member. You’ll recognize them by their signature purple shirts, fanny packs and light sabers.
NOTIFY MEDICAL OR SECURITY IF A FRIEND IS EXPERIENCING:
- Pale skin color or bluish tinge
- Abnormal heart rate and/or breathing (too fast or slow)
- Abnormal body temperature (too hot or cold)
- Delusions, hallucinations or paranoia
- Pupils that don’t react to changes in light
- Confusion, stupor (unresponsive but conscious), coma, or inability to be roused
NO ONE LIKES TAKING CARE OF WASTED FRIENDS. DON’T BE THAT GUY OR GIRL!
- Drunk people should not be responsible for other drunk people.
- Binge drinking is the most dangerous kind there is. The faster you drink, the higher your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) becomes.
- Strong coffee, a cold shower, sleeping, or “walking it off” will not help someone suffering from alcohol poisoning.
- Always try to keep intoxicated people awake and in an upright/sitting position — not lying down.