In the past year, more than 35% of the population went to a concert in the United States.
Music concerts and festivals are an exciting opportunity to meet your idol and listen to your favorite songs.
If you have a concert coming up that you just can’t wait for, there are a couple of things you can do to get the party started.
Continue reading to discover how to prepare for a concert that you can’t wait for!
Something that you should figure out early on in your concert planning is how you will get to and from the venue.
Transporation is a large factor when going to a concert. Depending on how you get to your destination, you may have to pay more money and leave with extra time. Driving to a concert will involve sitting in traffic and paying for a space to park.
Some people choose to get a party bus if they are going to a concert as a group. The limo cost for groups under 10 is typically worth the money. This way you can also get the party started before even getting to the venue.
2. Gather Tickets
If you are learning how to prepare for a concert, you must not forget the tickets.
Your tickets are what will get you into the concert and to your seat. You should only buy tickets from trusted sources and do so in plenty of time. Waiting until the day of to buy tickets can be risky and cost you extra money.
Some companies can send you electronic tickets that can be scanned from your phone. If you use tickets on your phone, be sure to have your device charged and ready. Otherwise, you can simply print out your tickets or have them mailed to your house.
Just don’t forget to triple check that you have the tickets when you go to leave!
3. Pick Your Outfit
One of the best parts of going to a concert is that you get to dress up.
Many people going to country concerts wear jean shorts, plaid shirts, and cowboy boots. EDM and K POP concert-goers tend to wear bright colors and furry boots. Don’t be afraid to get creative and show your support to your favorite music artists.
It’s important, however, to consider the weather and waiting conditions that you will be in. If you are expecting to stand in line for hours, you should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Some concerts happen in the colder months and bringing a jacket to your seat could be annoying. Try checking if there is a coat check at your venue to save the hassle and you from freezing temps!
4. Coordinate With Your Group
Going to a concert is a fun experience, especially when you get to go with all of your friends.
If you are going to a concert as a group you should communicate to everyone and coordinate pickup times and how you will all get there. Sometimes planning can be difficult when many people are involved. Using a group chat or text message can help everyone stay on the same page.
Make sure that you don’t forget to designate a spot and time to meet after the concert ends too!
5. Research Your Venue
Depending on the venue that you are going to, they will have different restrictions.
Some venues only allow small bags and clutches. They will often post this online, but if you go to the door with a large bag they will ask you to turn around. Venues can also check for any weapons (like pepper spray) or medications that aren’t labeled.
You should research your venue’s location and parking situation as well. Not all places will have a private parking area.
6. Meals and Beverages
Getting to the concert may be the only thing on your mind the day of.
Many people tend to forget to eat before concerts because they are so excited. You must eat before arriving at the venue. Although some places serve food and drinks, they are often more expensive.
If you are wanting to go out before or after the concert, it may not be a bad idea to look up local restaurants and bars.
7. Refresh Yourself on Lyrics
There’s nothing worse than going to a concert and not knowing any of the songs.
Even if you know the artists well, you should remind yourself of the song lyrics. This will help give you songs to look forward to and sing along with. Don’t forget to listen to any opening acts as well!
If you don’t have much time to refresh yourself on lyrics, you can always listen to the hit songs on the drive to the venue.
8. Prepare Your Devices
Did you even go to a concert if you didn’t get any pictures or videos?
Many people bring their phones to the concert to record their favorite moments. You should clear up space on your phone to store new photos and videos. Bringing a portable charger may also be a good idea.
Although it is nice having pictures of the concert, focusing too much on your phone can take away from the concert experience.
Now You Know How to Prepare For a Concert
Figuring out how to prepare for a concert is important if you want to have a fun and successful experience.
There are many factors that you must consider when seeing your favorite artist perform. The tickets are one of the first things to focus on, along with your transportation and group.
Concerts and festivals are supposed to be fun. Don’t be afraid to get creative when getting your outfit together and to set your phone down and live in the moment.
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