Listening to great music and live bands is just part of what makes a music festival great fun. And sure, it is great to see how others have a blast and to get that unique photo with your idol or perhaps a signature. But what makes people stream to music festivals the most is to have fun with their friends, to meet new people, see interesting things and to have a great time in general. Being social is a tough battle to more people than you think and can affect how much you enjoy a music festival because let’s face it, no one wants to sit by themselves. Here are a few tips on how to improve your social skills and improve the way people see you and enjoy you;
The first thing you need to do is realize that you don’t have to be everything to be cool or fun to be with. Just being you is good enough. You don’t need the best education, you don’t need the best looks and you don’t need to be the best at anything to be accepted. So just relax and let things happen the way they should.
Put yourself out there
With that said it is also important to put in some effort and try to talk with new people. Give out compliments to a complete stranger, help someone with something or do anything to reach out to others to get a conversation started.
Being polite can get you a lot of friends. Yes there are some crazy guys and girls out there who are incredibly popular despite being rude to their friends but their friends probably understands them which is why they get away with it. When you go out, are polite and refrain from saying nasty things to others.
Joke and be light hearted
People love people who are happy, light hearted and funny but being funny doesn’t just happen overnight. You need to be into jokes and you need to concentrate on body language and fine humor to be funny. So start reading jokes, practice telling jokes and start making a fool of yourself because no one likes a perfect person. Would you rather questions is a great way to break awkward silences and to get everyone in a grossed out or in great mood, after all, who wouldn’t want to know if their friends would rather smell like eggs when they burp or have a green cloud appear when they fart?
Very few people have the ability to tell jokes so if you aren’t the funniest person in the world then chill; there is nothing wrong with you. Just keep trying and eventually you will get it. In the mean time you can still keep conversations going and avoid awkward silences by improving your general knowledge so you can talk about interesting things that is happening right now or all around the world.
What is important when it comes to improving yourself is to keep trying no matter how tough things get. The more you put yourself out there and the more you try the better you will get at being social and the more likeable you will become.