Updated: Jan 31, 2022
Heading to your first concert or festival? Here's a quick chat about all the excitement and fun!
Congratulations! You just scored the tickets to your first concert! As exciting as this may be, you probably have a few burning questions. Like, what should I bring? What should I wear? Is this like what I imagined? While this can be a daunting time, here are the most important things you need to know in order to make your first concert the best moment of your life.
First things first, make sure you actually like who’s performing. Don’t go out of your way to purchase tickets for a band or artist who you don’t listen to or enjoy. Depending on the concert or festival, artists or bands usually perform 5 to 15 songs, and if you only know 1 or 2 of them, it may not be a fun experience. It can actually be quite the opposite. So, make sure you know a majority of their discography or are still able to vibe to the songs you aren’t as familiar with.
Dress comfortably. You’d be surprised at how long you will be standing in line or amongst the crowd. Most concerts are NOT like Coachella, so you don’t have to worry about your outfit being Instagram worthy. Wear comfortable clothing like graphic tees, leggings, sneakers, or anything oversized. You’ll still look stylish while also being comfortable.
Bring a bag. Venues will overcharge you for snacks and drinks so it’s more cost effective to bring your own if you can. Bring a small bag or purse with items like water, granola bars, chips, or any other snack you like so you don’t pass out from dehydration or lack of food.
Other important things to keep in mind, we are still in a pandemic. Concerts or festivals usually mean a large number of people in one place. Wear a face mask and keep hand sanitizer with you at all times. Try to keep a considerable distance away from other people around you as per the CDC. Take pictures and videos to remember the night but only use your phone to check in with friends and family or in case of an emergency. And most importantly, enjoy yourself and have fun!