Tips for a Great Concert Date
Date nights are the best, especially when there are so many different kinds of date nights you can plan! Our favorite? Concerts. Concert date nights feature good music, a fun crowd, an intoxicating atmosphere, and an energy that can’t be matched! They’re pretty much the ideal date. However, there is a lot of planning and coordinating involved, too. How do you keep it organized? How do you stay on top of things? Well, here are our six tips for a great concert date!
#1. Buy your tickets way, WAY ahead of time.
If you already have them when you decide to make it a date -- i.e. surprise present! -- then good for you, you’re one step in the right direction. If not, get those tickets. Don’t print your receipt until before you leave, just in case you lose it, but get those tickets! You don’t want to be waiting in line for hours, only to have the ticket booth close right in front of your face.
#2. If you’re driving separately, plan where you want to meet your date.
Not only is it time consuming trying to search for one another, but in a large crowd it's scary and dangerous! Always use the buddy system at large events like concerts and festivals. If at all possible, meet far enough away from the crowd that you can spot each other easily, and walk in together!
#3. If you are drinking (and you are old enough to drink), have a way to get home.
Have a friend or family member DD, or call an Uber or Lyft. Either way, don't get behind a wheel. Many venues won't allow it, but you can never be too safe.
#4. Prepare for the right weather.
While concerts can run on the warm side with all the bodies, it's safe to know what you're walking into. Is it an outdoor stage? Will there be sun? Is it going to rain? Remember, layers never hurt anyone.
#5. Remember concert "pit" etiquette.
If you're at that sort of concert, remember to always respect your moshing neighbor by not trampling over them and keeping your limbs from hitting them in the eye. This is another thing that many concert venues won't allow, so you're lucky if you get to do it!
#6. Have your phone fully charged…
…and bring portable charging blocks with you, too. Emergencies happen, people get separated. A dead phone in a crowded place will cause nothing but panic. Keep your batteries full!
Did we miss anything? What do you do to prepare for the best concert date ever? Let us know in the comments!