Guide to Handling Concerts
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Concerts can be very exciting and thrilling, as long as you are safe about it! On one hand, you get to listen to amazing music, sing and dance along, You are surrounded by others that also want to enjoy themselves and get lost in the flashing lights. However, it can be very anxiety inducing with the large crowds, ticket and merchandise lines, and (worst of all) traffic. One may also find themselves uncomfortable due to their wardrobe choice. Your phone can also die from taking all those videos, or get lost if not watched properly. Between all of the chaos, it can be very overstimulating. You, your child, or someone you know may be attending a concert soon, so how can we assure safety and comfortability to be able to soak in the moment? Here are some tips and tricks I use to make the concert experience seamless:
Wear comfortable clothes (yes, and shoes).
- I recently went to a concert, and I wanted to dress cute, so I wore a top that made me feel so uncomfortable. Luckily, I bought a t-shirt to change into, but I wish I had initially worn something easier to jump and dance in. You are most likely going to be standing up for the majority of the concert, so if you don’t want your feet to feel like they are going to fall off, I would recommend tennis shoes or some type of shoe with a lot of support for your feet! Dress for the weather as well, so you aren’t caught in the cold or rain. You can still look super fashionable while comfortable, though, so wear what is best for you and your style.
Planning ahead with time and necessities.
- This one may seem obvious, but a lot of people fail to prepare because they are so excited. I would ensure that your phone is charged, and you bring a portable charger with you. For the drive there and back, make sure you have plenty of gas to last you in case of traffic or emergencies. You also want to give yourself plenty of time for the drive there and for the wait in line. This makes parking and traffic lighter, as well as making sure you will be one of the first people able to get into the venue. Time is precious, and with events as crazy as these, one minute can throw off everything. Make sure you stay hydrated and full! You do not want to be on the brink of passing out mid-song, do you? Hydration during concerts is key to make sure your throat won’t feel raw the day after. You also want to make sure you eat a meal or snacks before/during the show to have as much energy as you can. Concerts are physically straining, so taking care of your body and your body’s needs is crucial.
More concert tips
- Do not bring a ton of things to a concert. Most venues do not allow bags like they used to, so bring only what you need. Such as: ID, money, tickets, phone, or anything else necessary.
- Practice concert etiquette. Do not take someone else’s seat and be respectful of people’s space.
- Make sure you have enough pocket money for snacks, merchandise, and beverages.
- Avoid getting drunk, you want to be safe for yourself and others, especially if you are driving afterwards.
- Take note of where you parked so you do not get lost and wander around for an excessive amount of time.
- Leave the concert as soon as it ends to avoid getting stuck in traffic afterwards.
- Enjoy the moment! Try not to be obsessed with capturing every second on your device.
Concerts are an experience that will last you for a lifetime. These tips are to ensure that each second is worth it!