It’s nearly summer, which means that music festival time is upon us. Whether you’re going to a major festival like Lollapalooza or just a single concert, your favorite musician or band is likely touring in a city near you within the next few months. Concerts can be amazing experiences. There’s nothing better than dressing up with your friends and dancing around to a live performance by your favorite band. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of the moment, but there are also a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you have the best concert experience possible! 


Stick With Your Friends – There are most likely going to be a lot of people at the show. Some venues have assigned seating while others are more pit style. This is especially true at the festivals, meaning it can be easy to get split up from the rest of your group. Being lost in a giant crowd is not very fun, and finding your friends again can be difficult, especially during the show. You don’t want to have to spend the concert alone or wandering around looking for your group, so making sure you stick near them throughout is your best move. 

Don’t Take Anything Offered to You – The reality of concerts and festivals is that there are probably going to be drugs and alcohol circulating at some point. It happens. And whether you’re of age to drink or not, if a stranger offers it to you, don’t take it. Politely decline, and then focus your attention back to your friends. Not only are these substances illegal, but they are often very dangerous as well. It might sound fun in the moment, but, trust me, you’re much better off staying away from drugs and alcohol.

Keep Your Money and Valuables Safe – Because concerts are so chaotic and loud, people often forget to pay attention to their personal items, especially purses and jackets. This kind of environment is perfect for someone looking to steal money or other valuables. It’s a good idea to either wear a cross body purse or a small backpack (if they’re allowed in). Another option, if you’re feeling a little adventurous with your outfit, is to try a belt bag. They’re back in style, and they easily hold your money while staying close to your person.

Stay Hydrated – This one may seem a little strange, but you’ll want to make sure that you have water with you during the show or throughout the festival. Concerts get warm, especially in the summer. That’s especially true if you plan on dancing and singing along. There’s nothing worse than passing out or spending the entire show feeling dizzy. Most places don’t allow carry-ins, so make sure to bring some money for a bottle or two. 

Have Fun! – Some of my best memories are from concerts. There are times when you’ll get to meet your favorite band member or see a show you never thought you’d get to see. Being safe and alert is important, but it’s equally important that you enjoy yourself. Don’t be afraid to dance crazily or scream at the top of your lungs. Sharing your love for a musician with hundreds of other people is exhilarating. 

Remember these tips, and you’re sure to have an experience you’ll never forget! 

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