GULF SHORES, Alabama -- Okay, let's get the obvious out of the way: If you're at a music festival this summer, you're probably there to, um, see some musicians perform. But, let's be honest -- it's a marathon and you can't possibly catch every single show without burning out.
Every once in awhile you'll need to take a little break to recharge, but that doesn't mean sitting around and staring at your festival buddies is the answer.
During our time at the Hangout Music Festival this weekend, we spied more than a few strategies for passing time in between sets. Maybe you'll find some inspiration below.
Get some air
Gather the crew for a friendly, or not-so-friendly, game of volleyball. It'll get you amped before the next show.
Not for real though...your family would never forgive you.
Challenge your mind
With a game of chess. Mom would be proud.
These ain't your nephew's sandcastle.
Or, just chill
You really can't go wrong poolside.
Be generous. Get some gifts for everyone who couldn't make it.
Try something new. See how high you can go without squealing.
Get some juice
Charge those batteries so you can keep sharing everything on Instagram and Snapchat.
Run for shade!
Forgot your sunblock? Duck under a tent and enjoy a cool breeze 'till the next show.
Put your back into it
Try a little spike ball to keep you limber.
A little ping pong, anyone?
When all else fails, run straight into the ocean. Or, a wide open field will do the trick as well.
Feeling Hangout Fest FOMO? Watch it all go down on our live-stream below: