How to Survive at a Rock Concert
So you’ve listened to your favorite rock band for years, and now you’re old enough to go to a concert. If you are in the general admission area, you might not have a lot of fun. Concerts can be physically and mentally draining. If you are not careful, you could get hurt or even pass out. Here are a few ways you can survive at a rock concert.
- Drink plenty of water before the show. You will probably be in the general admission area for several hours. Not only that, but a lot of venues don’t let you bring in water bottles with you. That means you will be surrounded by sweaty kids and not have anything to drink. So make sure you drink a lot of water before the concert to stay hydrated, or you might pass out.
- I’m sorry to break it to you, but if you are short, the general-admission area probably isn’t the best area for you. The only way around this is if you are in the front row. Grab onto the barricade. If you let go, you might get sucked in with all the tall sweaty kids. It’s very hard to breathe if this is the case.
- Be prepared to get pushed. A lot of concert newbies get pushed, and they get mad and even yell at whoever pushed them. Getting pushed is part of the concert experience, so toughen up because the worse is to come.
- Be prepared to get kicked in the head. That’s right, you can get kicked in the head. How? If you are in the middle of the crowd, there will be a lot of crowd surfers. If you’re not aware of where they are, they just might kick you or hurt you in some way. Of course you want to be looking at the band, but be alert of crowd surfers. If you see one coming your way, lift your arms and help them crowd surf to the front. There’s no point in getting mad about it. It’s part of the concert experience. A way to avoid this is to not be in the middle. Being on the side usually solves this problem, even if you’re in the front row. There will still be crowd surfer though, just not that many, so be careful.
- If you simply cannot take it anymore and you are in the middle of the crowd, the easiest way to escape the pit is to crowd-surf your way to the front. Just ask someone if they could help you crowd-surf. Most people say yes and will help you up. You will then be lifted to the front, where a security guard will attempt to catch you so you don’t get hurt.
Not only is this a once in a lifetime experience, but it’s the easiest and fastest way to get out of the crowd. Going to concerts can be extremely fun, but keep these tips in mind or your night could be ruined. Have fun!