Going a a concert is a great experience that everyone can attend at some point in their lives. There’s nothing but positive energy, good music, and people who share the same music interests as you. Here are some of my tips for if you’re going to a show.
- I always get tickets during pre-sale or when they’re open to the general public. I like knowing I can attend and not pay over the amount on a third party site.
- Check out the bands/ artists that are opening. You never know if you’ll find your next favorite group!
- Dress comfortably! Don’t wear heels just because you’re going to a show with your significant other. It’s important to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, especially if you’re standing at the show. My go-to outfit is usually a band tee (or any tee shirt), skinny jeans, vans and a hoodie or flannel!
- Don’t forget your tickets at home or to buy tickets for the show.
- Know exactly where you’re going. Whether you’re driving to the venue, taking the train, or walking, make sure you know exactly where you’re going.
At the concert
- Buy band merchandise before the show starts. If you’re a common size, most of the time the sizes will sell out. Plus, you want to rock the tee shirt around the venue, don’t you?
- STAY HYDRATED!! It’s super important to keep your body hydrated. Standing and dancing for a long time can really take a toll on your body.
- That leads into me saying to tip the bartender. Be courteous.
- Live your concert by putting down that phone!! It’s nice to update your friends with a few Snapchats, but don’t live your concert through your phone. That doesn’t mean you have to put the phone down the whole show, but it’s important to live in the moment.
- Be aware of people around you. Whether someone is drunk, passed out, or even short, it’s important to be aware of the people that are around you.
- Stay after the show is over, sometimes bands come out to meet their fans. You might get lucky!!
- Post your photos on any social media you prefer (Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) Use hashtags and tag the person or people you saw. You never know if you’ll get a like or retweet!
- You might be experiencing post- concert depression, that’s totally normal. You’ve anticipated the day. Keep yourself updated to see if there’s a future tour announced.
Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!