Tips for Staying Safe at Concerts and Other Live Music Events

Hey Cats,

There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at a live music concert. They can be an awesome
experience. Being able to listen to a band or performer raw and in the flesh is amazing. It can be a
very moving experience. However, such public events do mean you need to take extra precautions.
People get hurt all the time, and the more thought you put into your own safety, the more likely
you’ll have a good time. Many things can go wrong at live events, and with attendances, at an
all-time high, you should bear the following tips in mind.
  • Be Aware of the Venue
Before you go to a venue, find out as much as you can about it. Important factors such as knowing
where the bathrooms are located, whether the venue is open air, parking facilities, and how to get
there will be useful things to know before you travel. Finding the best way to get to the venue and
whether you can park close by, will mean you won’t end up missing half of the concert because
you’re late arriving. Sites such as are a good place to start for the latest deals, and
will be able to provide some information about the event, so check out all you can before you go.  

  • Protect Your Hearing
There’s nothing wrong with being in the front row, after all, that’s where you can get up close and
personal with the performers. However, also be aware that being so close to the speakers can end
up causing damage to your hearing. If you really must stand close to the stage or near the main
speakers, invest in some quality earplugs.
  • Keep Hydrated
People fainting in the audience is a common occurrence. The main reason this happens is not
overexcitement but dehydration. If you don’t drink enough fluids, you’ll end up feeling dizzy and
possibly even ill. You’re not going to be too impressed if you spend a huge amount on the cost of a
ticket, only to spend your time receiving medical attention. Drink plenty of water and have a good

If you want to partake in alcoholic beverages, it’ll be fine if done in moderation. One or two beers
will add to the enjoyment but getting drunk or drinking heavily does not make for a good evening
and can even lead to problems. Being in an environment where you’re surrounded by lots of
strangers means you have to be aware of what you’re doing. Driving home after the concert is not
a good idea either if you’ve had too much to drink.
One last piece of advice is to keep your valuables and cash hidden. You and the majority of the
audience are there to have a good time. However, there may be a few who will be going to take
advantage of the situation and dip their fingers into other people’s pockets.

Follow the tips above, and you’re more likely to have a great time when attending a show while
keeping yourself out of danger.

What are your top gig tips?


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