Get Live - 5 Concert Tips to Guarantee the Best Experience
There is nothing quite like a live concert. The thundering music and the crowd's energy getting hype are infectious and primal. It brings a joy that lingers for days after you go home. There are ways to do it up right and ways to cut the pleasure right out from under you. These five concert tips will help you get the most out of your upcoming show.
1.) Bring a Friend (or Twelve)
Concerts are a thing best enjoyed in a crowd. While there is one already present, it's more fun to go in a group. Beyond just giving you people to share memories with, you can carpool up and spend less on parking, and you have more eyeballs to help keep you safe in the crowd. The more, the merrier.
2.) Have a Designated Driver
If you might drink, even if you are on the fence, make plans to have a designated driver to get you home safely. If you are headed to the show alone, plan a ride there and back or take an Uber or Lyft instead of driving your car, so you don't have to worry about rescuing your car the next day. As a bonus, you don't have to worry about parking or navigating home after shaking your rump all night long.
3.) Hydrate. Your body needs water, so drink that sh—
Listen, concerts take it out of you. Even if you aren't a booty shaker, you are in a loud, raucous crowd vibing on the energy. It's lively and hot, even with a well-ventilated space. Make sure you drink plenty of water. If you are drinking, start with H2O first and balance your booze with water to stave off the morning headache. Thank us later.
4.) Get Your 'Fit On
A concert is a fantastic time to show up and show out. Put on your Saturday best and see how many heads you can turn. Do your thing. When planning your fit, keep in mind that you'll be on your feet most of the night. A show is not the time to break in your new sneaks or bust out those stilettos unless you are balanced on a spike daily already. Wear clothes that aren't uncomfortably restrictive, and are lightweight and breathable, so you don't overheat. You don't want to spend your night more focused on the pain in your heels or the sweat pouring down your torso; you want to vibe to the music. Make sure your outfit supports a good time.
5.) The Pre-Game Playlist
Whether you are a long-time super fan or haven't heard any of the acts in the line-up before, you can prep for the best show experience by creating a playlist that blends the artists you will see and listen to before the show. Having a few lyrics you can belt out with the crowd improves the experience.