Attending your first concert can be extremely exciting. After all, you’ve probably spent years listening to the radio and dreaming about seeing these alternative & rock bands in person. However, it is very important that you know what to expect at your first concert. If you go in unprepared, it can go from a dream experience to a nightmare very quickly. So, here are three things to know when attending your first concert.
It Will Be Crowded
Music is a huge business. In fact, the total revenue of the live music industry could reach over $31 billion in 2022. This means that there are always going to be huge crowds at concerts. Some will be bigger than others, but alternative and rock shows can have many people. Expect this when you go to your concert. If you’re the type to get nervous in crowds, prepare yourself for the experience. Once you get there, you can also look for spaces where you can duck away and take a break. If you prepare ahead of time, you’ll be able to handle the crowds and enjoy the experience.
It Will Be Loud
Alternative and rock music is generally loud. But some people don’t realize exactly how loud live concerts can get. Take steps to protect your ears during the concert. Earplugs can be a great way to still hear everything while protecting your delicate inner ear from injury. If you don’t have earplugs at your first show, it’s not a big deal. But make sure that you pack them for future shows in order to protect your hearing.
Food and Drink Will Be Expensive
Once you’re in the concert, refreshments can be very expensive. Unfortunately, this often includes water as well. Make sure you’re prepared for this. Depending on security rules, you can bring your own water. Just keep it covered and in sight at all times. You can also eat ahead of time or bring extra money. This will keep you from getting hungry or thirsty during the show.
Your first concert should be fun. As long as you know what you’re doing, you can avoid the bad parts and focus on the good. So, take some time to consider the facts above. Think about how you will handle them. If you do this in advance, you can go into the concert prepared and ready to enjoy yourself.