Here’s how you can get your whole life at concerts and music festivals without neglecting your safety.
Few things in this world give that same buzz you get when you experience live music, whether it be at the concert of your fave artist or a music festival with dozens of musicians. The artist, music, crowd, and whole vibe make for an unforgettable experience. Concerts are one of the few places where you have permission to scream and jump to your heart’s content. However, just because concerts and music festivals are spaces where you can and should have fun, that doesn’t mean you have free reign to go wild.
They don’t give you a free pass to do whatever you want and neglect your well-being. If you aren’t careful, you can get into an accident and get hurt. With that being said, we rounded up some essential tips to keep in mind the next time you attend a concert or festival so that you can still get your life without losing it.
STAY HOME IF YOU DON’T FEEL GOOD
Ticket prices these days can be quite steep. This is why, as much as possible, we don’t want to waste them. However, if you’re feeling sick or unwell on the day of the concert, then don’t go. More often than not, concerts are full-day events that require a lot of energy from you. The last thing you want is to let your illness get worse, spread it to other people, or worse, end up at the hospital. So, stay home and rest up. There’s always next time.
PLAN YOUR DAY AHEAD
You can never fully predict what may happen at a concert or festival. But you can plan for it ahead of time. Before you head off to the venue, make sure you have a plan on how you’ll get there, where you’ll stay, and go home. Be aware as well of where and when you’re supposed to queue at the venue so that you don’t end up lost or caught in the crowd. You and thousands of other people will be going to the same place, so you should have a plan set and bring all the things you’ll need.
LET SOMEONE KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING
If possible, let someone know where you are going before the concert and what time you plan on going home. It can be a family member, friend, co-worker, or classmate, just make sure that person is trustworthy. You can also send this person important updates regarding your whereabouts. That way, someone is aware of your plans and can act accordingly in case things go wrong. If you’re going to a concert with friends or family, that’s also great as you’ll have companions to be with and can implement a buddy system.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
The music, lights, and energy of a concert just make you want to get lost in the moment. Just being outside the arena is already exciting. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore what’s going on around you. You’re in a crowd of thousands who, just like are, are eagerly awaiting to see their faves live. Keep aware of your person amidst all the craziness because the last thing you want is to lose something or get caught in a crowd. When it’s time to queue to enter the venue, don’t rush, push, or panic. If you’re at the barricade but feel too cramped, ask for space or just back away.
STAY AWAY FROM SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUALS
As fine as it is to make new friends at concerts, it becomes an issue when you don’t apply your critical thinking skills in scenarios that feel off. You don’t know the kind of people you’ll meet at these events. If the vibe is off or your gut is telling you something’s wrong, then it’s time to head to safety. It’s during moments like these when you may want to bring a self-defense weapon in your purse or bag just for that extra protection.
Wearing earplugs at a concert? Yes, it’s real, and it actually helps you. Aside from how it may read like an oxymoron, wearing earplugs at concerts is beneficial for the health of your ears. The human ears aren’t meant to be subjected to the loud volume of concerts frequently. If you go to a concert sporadically, then this may not be a concern. However, if go to concerts and festivals weekly, you may want to consider investing in a pair.
Earplugs stop excessive sound from reaching your hearing organ, preventing your eardrums from getting damaged and suffering from tinnitus or other forms of hearing loss. It should be noted though that not all earplugs are fit for concerts, so find that pair that fits you.
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