Whether you’ve been planning all year, or you just decided to go today, FreakNight is almost here, and it’s time to get prepared. Whether you plan on going all out or making it a particularly low-maintenance event, there’s still some planning to be done to ensure you have the best (and safest) time. To help you out with getting ready, we present to you the official DMNW FreakNight preparation checklist! To Get You In The Door First up, don’t you dare forget your ID. The event is 18+ and you know it, so don’t try to fool anyone with an “I didn’t bring it.” If you’re 21+ and plan on grabbing a drink at any point you’d better have it handy to show at the bar. Secondly, you’re going to need a ticket. Whether you jumped on the retail outlet price, or just bought yours online yesterday, you’re not getting anywhere without a ticket. Only interested in one night in particular, or couldn’t get work off after both days? You can check the lineup for each day and purchase single day or two day passes over here on the FreakNight site. A Place To Sleep If you plan on attending both days of the festival, or don’t live nearby, you’ll want to make sure you have a place to sleep after the event. If you don’t have friends to stay with in the area, we recommend finding the nearest hotel. If you haven’t booked one already the ones closest to the venue are most likely booked solid, but you can probably find one a cheap cab ride’s distance away. Unity Travel’s hotel packages are sold out, but there are other options available. Hotels Near The Tacoma Dome A Safe Ride Speaking of cabs (or Lyfts, Ubers, or whatever you use), please get a ride safely back to your destination; do not drive under the influence of anything after the event. Our goal as a community is always to be as safe as possible, so please make good decisions! In addition to you driving, a friend driving, cabs, Lyfts, or Ubers, shuttles will be available from Seattle and Tacoma. Unity Travel is selling shuttle passes for Seattle and the Tacoma area. Each pass is good for both nights and gets you there safe, sound, and without worrying about an Uber, parking, or who’s driving everyone home. A Cool Costume Now you can’t just go walking into FreakNight in shorts and a t-shirt, unless that’s your costume. Well actually you can, but please don’t because that’s lame. There are tons of easy costumes that you can throw together and look awesome in. Should you end up creating something really amazing maybe you can enter (and win) the costume contest sponsored by Champion Party Supply. Prizes include everything from a FreakNight t-shirt to a check for $2016! Dressing up doesn’t sound so silly anymore, does it? A Place For Your Stuff As always, lockers will be available and a limited quantity are available with charge stations inside. If you’re more of the hang-on-to-your-stuff type, be sure that your bag fits regulations for the event. Per the Rules & Safety section, bags must be clear and no bigger than 12 x 12 x 6 inches. We’ve found a few options for you if you’d like to order one off the internet. Otherwise, USC brand clear backpacks will be available for sale at the USC merchandise booth inside the venue. Cross-Body Messenger Bag Fanny Pack (12 x 6 x 3 inches) Get Healthy, Stay Healthy In the days and hours leading up to FreakNight, make sure that you’re taking good care of your body. Make sure that you’re feeding yourself nutritious food and hydrating. While at the actual event, please keep an eye on yourself and others. And if you need any help, find a member of the Conscious Crew. Did we forget anything? Comment below or on Facebook & Twitter! Tina Irion Hailing from the golden hills of California, Tina lives for sunny days in Seattle. With an expansive taste and hunger for both food and music, she loves all things from Celine Dion to Slipknot (and of course EDM).