If you're into festival wristbands, this is why you should cut them off ASAP!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 10:28AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

How do you know someone's been to festivals all around the world? BECAUSE THEY"LL WAVE THEIR ARM ALL UP IN YOUR GRILL AND SHOW OFF ALL THEIR BANDS!!!!! 

Sorry about that...We just had flashbacks. Anyways, we're slowly ramping up into festival season, yup One Love and Baydreams are a lot closer now than they were 2 months ago, and to be honest we can't wait!!! Much like any other festival, you'll receive a neat little wristband, which usually has your AWOP and a big imaginary "I've been to a festival" written on your arm.

Much like any other festival, you'll receive a neat little wristband, which usually has your AWOP and looks quite funky chilling on your wrist, because hey, you're a fashionable type of person, but we hate to be the bearer of bad news. Pull up a chair, grab a chamomile tea because we are potentially about to ruin your day.

According to microbiologist Dr. Allison Cottell in an article on riotfest.org, you need to remove those trendy little bands ASAP! Dr. Cottell conducted research on someone who had been wearing their funky fabric festival wristband for 2 years and the results were disgusting, to say the least. She found roughly 9,000 micrococci and 2,000 staphylococci bacteria on them. More than twenty times the bacteria found on your clothes oh and the bacteria that creates boils and food poisoning!

SO! Enjoy your time at the festival and take plenty of pictures because that seems to be the safest way to let everyone know you're a super cool festival goer! Oh and keep it your radio locked to Flava to score One Love VIP tickets #ShamelessPlug