You’ve just arrived back from an amazing weekend of dancing, drinking and laughing at that crazy festival you’d always wanted to go to. You met some amazingly brilliant people, discovered new bands and even quite enjoyed camping. Every time you look down at that brightly coloured bit of fabric on your wrist it makes you smile because it reminds you of one of the best weekends of your life! But then reality hits, “I’ve got to take this band off for work!!!” and then you scream, cry, drop to your knees, throw back your head and shout to the heavens WHHHYYYYY???…….ok maybe not, but at some point you gotta get that Festival wristband off one way or another.
Some people are quite happy to cut it off, throw it away and move on, but if you want to know how to get your festival wristband off WITHOUT CUTTING, here’s how…..
Excuse the slightly muddy hand, it was a very muddy Glastonbury Festival
Find a plastic bag, any one will do as long as it’s deep enough to put your hand into and so it comes 3 or 4 centimetres above the line of your wristband. A thin bag with handles, like this supermarket one (other supermarkets are available) is ideal.
Place your hand with the festival wristband on inside the bag.
Tuck the ends of the bag underneath the wristband until the whole wristband is on top of the bag and no longer touching your bare skin.
Pull the bag tight so that your fingers are touching the bottom of the bag.
Pull the top of the plastic bag down to where your fingers are and start pulling, the tighter your wristband is, the harder you will need to pull. The band should then roll off over your hand.
Marvel at your fulling intact wristband
I’d love to know if any of you try this method and how you got on? Also, what do you do with your festival wristbands once they’re off? make some sort of keep sake? display them? squeeze them back on? let me know in the comments.
Happy festivaling x
I think it’s fair to say I’m obsessed with Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’ve been every year for as long as I can remember as a punter and I’ve even worked at a few: wrangling street performers and managing out door stages. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is almost 4 weeks of madness! 4000 shows take place in over 300 venues all over the city, everywhere becomes a venue…
As well as staying in one of the most fabulous Hotels in Edinburgh my itinerary included eating at some of the hottest additions to the local foodie scene, drinking plenty of whisky (maybe a bit too much, ha!) all while seeing the best bits of this ancient city. So, if you’re visiting soon and looking for an Edinburgh itinerary that maximises your time there, look no further!