If you love country music, then there is a good chance you are a pro at snagging country tickets with no fees. However, if you are planning on attending your first country music concert – ever – you may wonder what to expect and how to prepare. Just like any other genre of music, country music fans are unique. If you want to fit in and have a great time, then what you need to do is use the tips and advice that is listed here. When you do this, you will fully enjoy your next country music concert.
1. Consider the Venue
There are quite a few country music concerts that take place outdoors. While some are also hosted inside, you need to find this out ahead of time. If the concert is outdoors, find out what the weather is going to be that day. If it is going to be hot and you are going to be outside, avoid wearing jeans – unless you want to shed five pounds in water weight. If the concert is inside, you should also dress for the weather because you may still have to wait for a while outside.
2. Forego the Flops
Flip flops are a no-no when it comes to a country music (really any genre of music) concert. Wearing flip flops is asking for a disaster. Not only could you run into adverse weather and have to traipse through the mud in these barely there shoes, you may also get your feet and toes stomped and crushed by excited fans in cowboy (or cowgirl) boots. While you don’t have to don boots to the concert, closed toe shoes are recommended.
3. Avoid Taking Expensive Accessories Along
If beer is being served during the concert, you should avoid taking any type of expensive accessories. You can bet that if you bring along your $300 name brand purse, shoes or field jackets, it will be covered by beer – or worse – by the end of the night. Think about what you would not mind throwing away after the concert and then take that along.
4. Be Ready to Get Autographs
Any real fan and music lover is always going to be prepared to get an autograph if they happen to meet the artist performing (or any artist for that matter). This means that you may have to shove all types of items into your non-designer name and waterproof bag, including gum, portable charges, merchandise, makeup and pens.
5. Arrive Early
If you are going to a concert where you are assigned a seat, you can arrive at any time. However, if the concert you are attending is a “first come, first serve” event, then it is wise to arrive as early as possible if you want to get close to the front row. When the gates finally open, you need to run as fast as you can to get the ideal spot. You can’t even wait for your friends because people are going to be pushing, shoving and doing all they can to get to the front. You have to fall in line if you want that coveted spot.
There is no question that attending a country music concert can be a fun and exciting event. However, if you really want to make the most of it and enjoy every second of what goes on, you need to make sure you are prepared. The tips and information found here are a great place to start. Keep in mind; the conditions you will face are going to depend on a number of factors, such as the venue, city, artist and crowd. Keep this in mind and make adjustments as necessary. When you are prepared and ready for any circumstances, you will have an unforgettable time and really enjoy all that a country music concert has to offer.