As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted for quite some time. I think it’s time to address this, and to say that at this time, I don’t plan on posting anymore. My love for any of you or concerts has not deteriorated at all, I’ve simply lost motivation to keep running this blog. It’s been incredible and I’ve accumulated over 12k amazing followers who all share this amazing love, and it’s been wonderful to receive so much positive feedback and support about it. I’m going to keep the blog up, mainly because of the advice I’ve posted that I know is still very useful/relevant, and because the moments I’ve posted are still very important to me and shouldn’t be thrown away. I’ve thought about this for a while, whether I should delete entirely, give the blog away, etc, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable completely putting it in someone else’s hands. This blog has been my baby for a long time, and I’d rather be happy knowing it’s done its job of sharing concert love and just leaving it at that. You can find me over at my personal (and at my fandom blog if you care/it applies to you), and I hope you all are enjoying the many concerts I’m sure you’ve all been going to. Thanks for a great run!
It all depends on the individual band. There are some bands that you can only meet if you win something or pay huge amounts of money, and some that you can’t really meet at all. Using this as an example, my favorite band is Panic! at the Disco, and the only way to really meet them is to pay $30 a year for their fanclub, then be like in the first 20 people or so to buy a ticket at your venue. And they’re extraordinarily “cheap” to meet. You’ll need to do research on whatever band you want to see to find out how to meet them!
Edit: There are times that just waiting around will get you the opportunity to meet them, but when they’re really big bands, that becomes more and more unlikely and can lead to a lot of disappointment. If they mean a lot to you, throwing in some more money will guarantee time with them!
I’ve never been to one, any of my followers have an answer for this?
Depending on how you define “fear,” I don’t consider it to be scary at all! Unless you have anxiety with claustrophobia or anything like that, it’s just a lot of people enjoying music together. Common sense will get you through any concert just fine
It all depends on the bands and venue! Some bands have it specifically set up so the only way to really meet them is through a pre-determined meet and greet. Sometimes you can go super early or late and just hope that you’ll run into them around the venue. Some bands have a deal where if you buy a piece of merch, you get a meet and greet, etc. I’ve been to a show where members of other bands were hanging around the venue while they weren’t performing, which is how I’ve met Cobra Starship and All Time Low. I know with my favorite band, you need to be a member of their fanclub and win a meet and greet in order to meet them. Lucky groups of people can manage to hang out by the buses after the show and have the band members notice and come over. It can take a lot of research and luck!
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(Sorry to the guys who follow me!) BUT, have a small bag with you with everything you need. Fresh tampon either immediately before you leave the house or right when you get there before getting in the crowd. Wear a pad because you probably won’t be able to run to the bathroom during the show, unless you’re okay with losing your spot. Take advil before you leave to help with cramps and back pains and keep hydrated! It’ll suck but it’s not too bad if you time everything alright. Good luck!
I’m not sure yet! Hopefully I’ll have a job of some sort by then so it depends on where I’ll be
Of course not! I’ve gone to tons of concerts where I only knew one or two songs, concerts where I’ve only known one band playing, and where I didn’t know anything about any of the bands. That’s how you discover new music, either in an opening band or the headliner :)
There’s a ton of tips that I could give you and get very involved, but I’d say 1) Dress for the weather, 2) Get there early, 3) Have money to spend on food/water/merch/whatever you want, 4) Know your limits. There’s free places to fill up water bottles, or you can get it super cold for usually $3. Food will be a big chunk of money, and you will definitely wanna keep an eye on your hunger, depending on how long you plan on staying. A lot of bands have singings/meet & greets, but most of the bigger bands will have wristbands or something you have to get in order to get in. It can be very disappointing to think you’ll be meeting your favorite band then not be able to because all the wristbands are gone. Plan where you’re gonna be and when, or just wander! Check out the booths, meet some people, go to a silent dance party, find awesome stuff to do :)