This year marks the quarter century celebrations of Up The Creek. It is very easy to be the perfect guest to the birthday party, just show up with your pre-purchased ticket (there won’t be any available at the gate) and don’t be an asshole. But wait, there’s more:
Drink to the birthday festival’s health
Through careful planning and general classiness one can easily drink from your car’s boot all weekend. However it is downright rude not to toast the birthday festival with a Titanic and/or Iceberg at the bar at least two times.
Engage in the “friendly” competition
The best float competition is a serious business. Last year’s winners had a floating boerewors braai. Along with bragging rights, best float wins 2x weekend passes for Up the Creek 2016, 2 Kirstenbosch tickets for an upcoming show of your choice as well as Sedgwick`s and Ray-Ban Hampers.
For the slightly less competitive, Float with the Mostest by piling all your friends onto one float. The float with the most people wins a Titanic for everyone on board.
Add to the party atmosphere by pimping your campsite with fairy lights/pretty things, the added bonus is being able to easily find your home away from home after a few rounds of Icebergs.
Trust the organisers’ music taste
No need to play music from your car speaker or phone, even the furthest camps are still able to hear the music from the main and bar stages.
Clean up after yourself
Let the memory of you be all those killer pics on Instagram and not the pile of beer cans on your camping spot.
Up The Creek 2015 takes place 29 January – 1 February 2015.
Read more: Up The Kriek (My adventures at Up The Creek 2014)