1. Get Tickets:
When attending a concert, it is important to have a valid ticket. It is best practice to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee entry, as well as to save on money. Ticket prices vary depending on the artist and venue, so it may be beneficial to shop around for the best deal. If purchasing from an online vendor, it is important to do research to ensure the ticket is legitimate.
2. Plan Transportation:
Transportation should be planned ahead of time, as this will minimize stress on the day of the concert. Depending on where you are traveling from and what mode of transport you are using, there may be additional steps that need to be taken prior to leaving for the concert (i.e., booking a taxi or train). It is also helpful to identify parking options nearby in case driving becomes necessary.
3. Eat and Drink:
It is important to have food and drink options ready before heading out for the concert, especially if looking forward to some pre-show snacks or drinks at the venue itself. Venues will often have an array of food and beverage options, so it is important to check these out ahead of time.
4. Check Weather Conditions:
In order to be prepared for the day, it is essential to look up the weather forecast in advance. Depending on what type of venue you are going to, you may need extra layers or waterproof items with you (e.g., a raincoat). Additionally, make sure to dress appropriately for the weather as some venues may not allow entry if clothing is deemed inappropriate.
5. Arrive Early:
Arriving at least one hour before doors open will give you enough time to get settled into your seat or standing area within the venue and familiarize yourself with the layout of the place. It also gives you plenty of time to purchase merchandise or snacks before and during the show.
6. Bring a Charged Phone Battery:
Having a charged battery on your phone is important, as it can be used in case of an emergency (such as needing directions or finding transport home). Additionally, having your phone fully charged enables you to take photos, videos and share experiences with friends on social media.
7. Have Money Ready for Additional Purchases:
Oftentimes, concerts will have merchandise available for sale (t-shirts, hats, etc). Having some extra money ready for any potential purchases is always helpful.
8. Take Along a Friend or Two:
Going to concerts with one or more friends is always a good idea. Not only does it make for a fun experience, but you can also look out for each other if something goes wrong or someone needs to use the restroom.
9. Research the Artist and their Music:
It is important to familiarize yourself with the artist and their music before attending the concert. This will help you appreciate the songs they perform even more when seeing them live and enable you to sing along and really enjoy yourself during the show.
10. Purchase Merchandise at the Concert:
Finally, be sure to purchase some merchandise from the concert – whether it’s a t-shirt, hat, poster or any other item – as this will serve as a reminder of your time there. It may also be a great item to have as a memento of the event or give away to someone special.