Festival Pier at Penn's Landing|601 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA | Map
It’s easy to have a lot of fun at Mad Decent, but it’s also easy to overdo it in the daytime sun. Avoid having to miss any of the party by hydrating ahead of time. Security will search bags, but they allow you to bring an empty CamelBak into the venue, which you can fill up once you’re inside. It’s cheaper than buying bottled water and it’ll ensure you have a great time.
The Mad Decent crowd is intent on having a good time but some people take it too far. Look out for yourself and others around you, and if you see someone that needs help or is causing problems, alert security.
Consult the list
Due to past incidents, there’s an extensive list of prohibited items on the festival’s website. You might be surprised by some of the seemingly benign things on there (no stuffed animals?), so make sure to take a look before you prep.