... if you want an adult beverage
There are multiple beer tents a stone's throw from every stage. If you'd rather imbibe a step back from the action, stop by cocktail lounges sponsored by Don Julio, Bacardi, or Tito's, the latter of which occupies an Airstream lounge. For the biergarten experience, visit the Miller Beer Hall.
... if you need to hydrate
Even if you're not thirsty -- keep drinking! Dehydration is dangerous and can catch up to you quick, especially if you've been boozing in the heat. CamelBak-sponsored hydration stations are located near the Big Apple Stage beer tent, the Honda Stage beer tent, every VIP lounge, and the GovBallNYC Stage beer tent.There's also a Vitaminwater tent near the West Gate.
... if you have to pee
Take a leak by the Honda Stage VIP tent, the Big Apple Stage VIP tent, the West Gate, the locker banks, the mini-golf course, the East Gate volunteer tent, the Bacardi House Stage, the Miller Beer Hall, the GovBallNYC stage beer tent, the first aid tent, or the Skydeck cabanas. Remember to lather up your hand sanitizer when you're done.
... if you want to schmooze with performers
Honda is sponsoring an autograph tent, where you can get signatures from Against Me!, Betty Who, Big Grams, Black Pistol Fire, Bully, Cold War Kids, Day Wave, Eagles of Death Metal, Fidlar, Holly Miranda, Joey Bada$$, the London Souls, Miike Snow, Nothing, Purity Ring, Thundercat, Torres, Transviolet, Whitney, and Years & Years. This also provides a great opportunity to sneak in some song requests.
... if you need to charge your phone
It's 2016! There's no excuse for a dead phone anymore. Juice it up at the Miller Beer Hall, Tito's Airstream lounge, Don Julio cocktail lounge, Coca-Cola tent, or any VIP tent (if you're a VIP).
… if you're feeling competitive
Gov Ball is giving you a mini-golf course this year, which is the perfect place to putt out any pre-set stress. Or try your hand at one of the super-sized lawn games, like bocce, Connect Four, Cornhole, and Ladder Ball.
... if you wanna get high on life
Gov Ball organizes a meet-up called SoberBall, which brings together those enjoying the festival sans alcohol. It's a great way to make new friends and keep your partying in check.
... to see some art
The festival grounds will host tons of trippy installations, but Gov Ball is keeping them under wraps for now. Whatever they are, we're willing to bet they'll look cool as hell in your Instagram feed.
… to get your picture taken
Pics or it didn't happen, you know. Thank goodness Gov Ball is providing their own photo/GIF booths, near the Honda Stage, by the merch tent, and near beer tents and food vendors. And because no one loves photo booths more than brands, you'll find more photos ops at the Coca-Cola tent, the Daily Mail & Elite Daily tent, the Perrier House of Extraordinaire, and likely some other surprise sponsors.