China festival goers are turning to alternative forms of hydration, choosing to bring cucumbers so they will not be forced to pay exorbitant prices for a bottle of water. Recently, someone posted a picture of a half-eaten cucumber to Xiaohongshu, a social media platform similar to Instagram. The caption read, “When going to a music festival, make sure to bring a cucumber.”
And this is not a bad idea. Cucumbers have high water and electrolyte content, are easy to carry, and usually pass through security checks. Many others appreciated the idea and started sharing their own hot takes on the social media platform Weibo, weighing in on the cucumber-based solution to festival dehydration.