But it was clear to me that their best efforts had not shaken the sexist and preying attitude of some event-goers.
Female staff at the neighbouring Mc Donald's told me they had similar experiences."They'll say anything creepy about you and try to lure you back into the [Summer]nats."She said some men even parked in the Mc Donald's carpark at night, waiting for the women — and teenagers — to finish work."Sometimes we have to go out and tell them to leave the young girls alone," Taylor said.
Organisers can try to control the actions of the 100,000 devotees who attend their festival each year, and most of the women I spoke to believed they had been largely successful in these attempts.
Thursday night was the first time I had ever been uncomfortable there, and I was still 7 kilometres away from the Summernats gates.
It made me wonder how young women felt walking alone inside.
I went to Summernats mid-afternoon on Friday — definitely not the rowdiest day or time of the four-day event.