Name a feeling worse than grabbing at your pockets only to realize your phone is gone while you’re watching your favorite performance. Exactly… there isn’t one. Festival theft is a huge problem, and it’s only getting worse. Here’s how we know….
1.) Festivals are hiring more security
In speaking with festival management, we we’re informed that festivals have increased the budget in security spend. The idea is by putting more security staff in the crowd, pickpockets will be afraid to go after your valuables knowing that someone is watching. Guess what? That isn’t working.
2.) Theft data is outrageous
An aggregate study done by Cooney and Conway found that 1 in 7 music festival attendees are stolen from at your typical festival. I read this before the 2018 festival season and didn’t fully believe it. That all changed when I went to Firefly Music Festival later that summer with 8 friends. Well, guess what? We left the Woodlands down one phone. My skepticism was disproved.
3.) Personal Experience at Ultra MF and Phoenix Lights MF
I’ve gone to two festivals this year, and I didn’t escape either of them without hearing “where’s my phone?!," from at least two people. We were able to bring four RaveRunner prototypes, but it wasn’t enough to outfit our entire squad at both events.
It was day one. we had some rookie festival goers with us and I warned them about the dangers of pickpockets especially at Ultra. Even with my caution, we had two phones stolen from our 12 person squad. Wait for it… on day three, we had another phone stolen….and it was a replacement phone that someone had lost on day one. Detectives actually set-up a hotline to call after they busted one guy who had stolen hundreds of phones and wallets. Could that have been you? Check the article here.
Phoenix Lights Theft
I was ready to make sure that a repeat of Ultra didn’t happen again. We had a smaller squad of six, which left four people with RaveRunners. To no avail, we left day two with just five phones. C’MON!!!!!!! As hard as I tried, it just could not work unless someone had a RaveRunner.
Problem: People will always suck
Unfortunately, we cannot change how people are. We will never be able to alter someone’s intentions. We will never be able to audit why people are entering a festival, to steal or to party?
Solution: Make a product that stops them.
Instead of trying to change the person, we set out to make a product that stopped awful people from ruining your day. We made this product because WE wanted it. It just turned out that we can help a lot of other people with it as well. The RaveRunner solves all your problems and then some.
- EL Wire $16.99
Add EL Wire to your RaveRunner. Each kit includes 2x 1-meter strands of EL Wire, 1x two-way splitter, & 1x battery inverter. Control the lights with preset flash settings.
- RaveRunner Hydration Pack – Black $69.99
The anti-theft, customizable, easily re-fillable hydration pack with underglow, detachable lights, and hidden pockets. Always know your valuables are safe with inverted zippers that only the wearer can access and slash proof ripstop nylon! Customize your RaveRunner hydration pack by adding EL Wire and our sound reactive UnderGlow Disco Ball. Further customize with our artist series skins or upload your own image and print a detachable skin with your favorite image!
- Print Your Own Custom Skin Panel
Customize your Raverunner with by printing your own custom skin. For best results we recommend a minimum DPI of 200 and 2800 pixels wide by 3800 pixels tall.
Lined with a zipper, easily interchange your custom skin to fit the mood for any occasion.
- UnderGlow $16.99
Looking to light up the dance floor? Our patented UnderGlow is a detachable strobe light that flashes Red, Blue, Green colors. Programmed with multiple flashing modes including a sound reactive mode that flashes to the beat! Battery operated and rechargeable via usb!
- RaveRunner Hydration Pack – Holographic $69.99
The anti-theft, customizable, easily re-fillable hydration pack with UnderGlow, detachable lights, and hidden pockets. Always know your valuables are safe with inverted zippers that only the wearer can access and slash proof ripstop nylon!
Customize your RaveRunner hydration pack by adding EL Wire and our sound reactive UnderGlow Disco Ball. Further customize with our artist series skins or upload your own image and print a detachable skin with your favorite image!