It happens to everyone. You’re camping out, having the time of your life with all your friends, listening to your favorite music, and you accidentally have one or six drinks too many. Don’t turn in your party pants just because you wake up wondering, “Who put all this cotton in my mouth?” Several tricks exist to help ease you out of your weakened state and get you ready to party again in no time, and most of them are waiting for you at the Best Party Anywhere™. Check out these eight ways to cure a hangover so you spend your Sturgis Rally vacation succeeding, not struggling.
1. Munch Some Free Flapjacks
One of the worst parts of a hangover can be looking in your wallet and seeing how little money is still in there. Then you lack both the energy to cook a good breakfast and the funds to buy one. Lucky for you, you can head to the Sons of Light Ministry tent at the CrossRoads every morning between 7-11 a.m. and chow down on free pancakes, regardless of what’s in your wallet.
2. (Breakfast) Bowl Your Worries Away
If pancakes aren’t your speed, you might be looking for other options to accelerate your recovery. If that’s the case, a breakfast bowl from the Grilled Cheese Truck near the South Shower House might be just what the doctor ordered.
3. Get Some Joe
Curing a hangover is kind of like trouble-shooting an engine–sometimes replenishing the fluids can make all the difference. Dunn Bros Coffee at the CrossRoads and Coffee Crib in the amphitheater have the fluid your brain needs to give it a kick-start to get over the hump. Grab a big cup, and drink ‘er down. Make sure to follow it with plenty of water!
4. Run with the Red Bull
If you’ve ever tried one, you know Red Bull is basically rocket fuel for humans. It’s been rumored that certain members of the Buffalo Chip staff survive solely on Red Bull for the entire Rally. It also works wonders on hangovers. If you’re not a coffee drinker, reach for a Red Bull and prepare for takeoff. When using Red Bull to cure a hangover, we offer the same advice as we do for coffee–reach for some water once you’ve canned your Red Bull to stay hydrated.
5. Try Some Hair of the Dog That Bit Ya
Reach for a little more of the stuff that got you in the situation you are now. We’re not saying you should keep it going all day from this point, but getting some hair of the dog at the Bloody Mary Bar in the Patriot Pavilion can make that pounding headache go away and the tomato juice and other goodies will help soothe your stomach. If you’re sippin’ water and you’ve had some food, you can ease out of your hangover and be back amongst the living in no time.
6. Sweat It Out
If you’ve tried a few of these other suggestions and you’re still feeling under the weather, all you might need to kick this hangover for good is a little quality time catching some rays. Head over to Bikini Beach and get some sun on your buns or your guns and sweat the rest of this thing out! And hey, you might as well take a dip in the pond while you’re there. What can it hurt?
7. Wash Away Your Troubles
If you’re feeling like hell, chances are you look even worse. Taking a shower relaxes you and can help wash a few of last night’s more questionable decisions away, leaving you feeling fresh and ready for another night of partying. Hitting up the North or South shower house or the spacious and centrally-located vendor showers complete with shower attendant will get you in and out quickly and back on your way to a good time.
Of course, you can’t get a hangover without having one hell of a good time first. So that’s why the Chip offers all the party you could handle and everything you'd need to help you get back up and do it again the next day. The party only gets bigger and better every year. If you’re looking to have another amazing time in 2016 at the Chip's 35th Anniversary party, reserve your passes now while prices are at their absolute lowest. And while you’re here, check out these suggestions to make your 2015 vacation as enjoyable as possible!
What are some tricks you use to cure a hangover? Tell us about it in the comments below!