It is no news that going to a concert can create a burst of happiness, a high of endorphins, and a rush of excitement. Whether you are attending it with a group of friends or alone amongst a crowd of strangers, attending a concert can be a very special experience. That being said, however, a lot can go wrong while experiencing a concert, the least of which can set you off and make it less enjoyable. So here are some easy tips to take your experience to the next level, and make sure your next concert is free from complications.
Leave the Car at Home
You need to keep in mind that no matter when you start your commute to the concert, you might face some traffic, so there would be no better time to leverage your city’s subway system. If your city does not have a subway system, or for whatever reason, you do not want to use it, it would still be best that you take public transit when going to a concert. Driving can be a somewhat stressful or demanding task, so even if there is no traffic, not being behind the wheel will definitely raise the entire experience a notch or two. Leaving your car at home will also mean that you waste less time parking and leaving the concert, overall serving a more smooth experience.
Book in Advance
Even if the concert you are going to happens to be selling tickets on the door, you do not want to risk it and cut it so close, do you? Your safest bet, when going to a concert, would be to make a booking through an event ticketing service and secure your seat. This way, you also get to be selective about where in the audience you want to be: the front, the back, or if you are lucky enough, the upstairs balcony. Where you are situated in the audience can dramatically affect your concert experience, for better or worse, so make sure you pick a location you feel you will be the most comfortable and be able to enjoy the performance the most. If it is going to cost you a little extra, you can check multiple websites for different price options before making your pick.
Prepare for the Weather
It would be wise that you look up the concert venue to see if it is indoors or outdoors, and while you are at it, check out the weather forecast for the day. What you want to do is ensure that you are comfortable during the concert, and that means not feeling too hot or too cold. Accordingly, you can determine how much or how little to wear to make yourself comfortable, and your concert experience that much better. Ideally, you would want to wear layers, that way, you can take a layer off or put it back on depending on the weather. But make sure you avoid overkill with the layers because chances are there is not a coat check, and you do not want to spend the entire night carrying those extra layers.
Get Familiar with the Music
This tip is particularly for those who are listening to a band for the first time, or even for those who might need a refresher for some of the songs. While a huge part of the concert experience is dedicated to jumping up and down and dancing to the music, a lot of the enjoyment also comes from being able to sing along to the music, or at least be able to anticipate the next tune in the song, and plan your next dance move accordingly. To guarantee that you perform at your best, enjoy the concert to the maximum, and avoid any awkward moments, get familiar with the music you are going to be listening to the concert. If you know the concert playlist, all the better, and unless you know the lyrics verbatim, you are really going to want to do this.
Pack the Essentials Only
Similar to the idea that there probably is not a coat check at the concert, there also is not a place where you can safely keep your belongings. For that reason, you do not want to go overboard with the things you bring to a concert since it will mean carrying it around all night. Stick to the necessities, such as the ticket, cash, and identification. Do not bring a bag even if you can avoid it. But definitely bring with you a bottle of water, since you are going to be exerting a lot of effort, and you need to stay hydrated.
A concert experience can be the birthplace of memories that last a lifetime if you allow it. Certainly, it will be the birthplace of a lot of energy and excitement, but as you can see, multiple complications can arise by overlooking some very simple things. And by following these easy tips, you can guarantee a concert experience free from complications and full of fun!