If you are planning a concert trip but have never been to one before, there are a few things you will want to prepare for the day so that you and your guest can truly enjoy your experience and have a great time at the show.
Once you have bought your tickets through a company like TicketOffices, you need to make sure that you keep the tickets in your purse in a safe place ready for the night.
Some of the things you may also want to buy in for the trip are earplugs. Even though it might seem a little counterintuitive to wear earplugs at a music concert, it is worth having them to hand just in case you start getting a headache for the noise level. Bring some cash with you too for the journey there and also in case you want to buy any of the memorabilia which will be on display.
What To Wear
Next up you will want to decide what to wear. The first thing you will want to think about is what you will be doing after you have been to the show. If you are planning on simply going home, then you can wear a pair of jeans and a comfy top with sensible shoes for the show, however if you are going out for drinks you may want to wear something a little more dressy.
Bear in mind whether you will be standing up for the whole show or whether you have a seat, and pick shoes which you can be comfortable in and enjoy the show. Dress for the weather and layer up if it is cold outside, because it will likely be warm inside the venue. And then finally don’t over accessorize. With the amount of strangers around you, you will not want to risk anything being stolen, so keep it simple.
Make sure that you arrange your transport at least a week ahead of the concert. This is important because you do. To want to be faced with last minute issues and no on being able to take you to the show. You can either ask a family member or friend for a lift, take a taxi, or even take the train if the arena is close enough. At this point remember to wear comfortable shoes if you are walking through the city to and from the venue.
Research the Venue
Although this is not necessary as much if you are being dropped off, it can be helpful for you to know the general layout of the venue before you go so that you don’t get lost. Take a look at what sort of parking is available if you plan on driving, think about the toilet facilities and food and drink within the venue, and also think about whether the concert is going to be outside or inside. If it is outside you will need to bring a coat and some sturdy shoes.
Make a Sign
If you are feeling a little bit crafty before the night comes around, you can have some fun with your friend and make a sign for the concert. Break out the paint, felt tips, 2 sticks and lots of paper. It is easy to make a sign, so you can just go crazy and have some fun with it. If the concert is going to be shown on TV or DVD you might even get a little bit of screen time out of it!
On The Day
On the day of the concert you will want to check, check and check again that you have everything you need for the night. Make sure your tickets are in your bag, that you have cash in your purse and that you have your other essentials. Bring an umbrella just in case it rains, your phone for emergencies and photos, and also make sure you have your keys.
You will likely not want to eat at the concert venue, so it might be a good idea for you and your friends to go out somewhere close by to eat first. It will be a nice way to start off a fun evening and it will mean that you don’t feel faint during the concert through lack of food and drink. Arrive in the city a few hours early if you need to so that you can eat, walk over to the venue and wait in line for the concert to begin.