Heading out to a concert soon?
Here are 8 things to keep in mind before you go see your favorite band perform!
Not only is MyMusicTaste dedicated to delivering your favorite artists to you, but we also want to ensure that your concert experience is going to be a night to remember!! Just follow MMT's Conscientious Concert Goer's Guide to become an expert on the dos and don'ts of attending concerts!
1) Don't throw objects onstage
This may seem like a no-brainer, but please don't throw things at the band. You would be surprised how many times we've seen over-excited fans throw objects such as cell phones, bottles, and more to grab the artist's attention.
The band can get seriously hurt, and why would you do that to someone who you like?
2) Enjoy the moment with your naked eye
Leave your cameras at home and enjoy the moment of being at a live performance! Why view your favorite band through an LCD rather than your eye when they are standing right in front of you in person!
As Adele once famously said to a fan during her concert, "Can you stop filming me with a video camera because I’m really here in real life. You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera. This isn't a DVD, it's a real show”.
3) Don't try to push your way to the front
Please don't push the people who are in front of you so that you can try to get closer to the stage. You and those around you can get hurt when everyone starts pushing and shoving.
Plus whether you manage to push your way two, three rows ahead, the band still looks and sounds the same from where you were.
4) Put your phone away
You came to see the show, but how can you expect to enjoy the full experience if you're live tweeting the entire event or checking your Facebook every ten seconds? Sing along, dance, and take everything in.
They won't be coming back for a while, so give the band your undivided attention!
5) Have fun, but don't go too crazy
Everyone's excited to finally see their favorite band in person! It's okay to freak out a bit and show your enthusiasm, but remember, you're not alone.
Be considerate to the people around you.
6) Shout requests
Most of the time, the set list is predetermined and screaming your request isn't going to make a difference except maybe give you a sore throat and cause hearing loss to those standing next to you. The band specifically asks, they are going to play what they've planned.
Honestly, they can't hear you anyway.
7) Be prepared and plan ahead
Decide how you're getting to and from the concert, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, pack your essential items, bring some extra cash in case they sell merch, etc.
Plan ahead and reduce stress so that you can have the best night ever with your favorite band!
8) Make new friends
One of the best things about going to a concert is meeting like-minded fans and making friends!
Everyone there likes the same band! You already have a common interest, so introduce yourself and talk about why you love the artist!
The key takeaways here? Be in the moment and respect yourself, those around you, and the band!
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MyMusicTaste is a fan initiated live event making service that puts the power in the fans' hands. With the mission to connect and amplify the voices of fans all over the world, MyMusicTaste successfully promoted concerts of artists such as The xx, Dream Theater, Machine Gun Kelly, EXO, BTS, SHINee, and many more in over 30 different cities.