You can hear a song and go back twenty years to high school or a few years ago when a friend introduced you to a new band. That being said, it’s neat to be able to see a band live and experience the magic of what that music has meant to you as you watch the musicians play in person. Going to a concert can be a singular experience, and hopefully you come away reflecting on how amazing it was.
• It’s kind of fun to get amazed before you even go. You’ll be able to familiarize yourself with what you’re going to hear if you can access the setlist before the concert. You often enjoy music that you’re familiar with much more than something that is new, and this will allow you to “get acquainted,” so to speak, with everything slated for the program and be capable to appreciate the unique ways the band presents it live.
• Be courteous with your phone. How many of us have gone to a concert, classical or rock, and been distracted because of how someone is using their phone? Don’t be that guy. It is upseting to see screen lights all over the place, and annoying when someone decides to take a phone call right in the middle of your favorite piece. Walk out so you can talk without impacting someone else’s experience if you have to take a call. And, instead of taking video during the whole concert, consider putting your phone away. Have you ever taken video during a concert, only to realize that you’re really experiencing it through the screen, rather than enjoying the sensory experience of being totally present and interacting and watching with no technology? Doing that permits a much more personal experience– for you and others around you.
• Take into account the type of concert you’re at, the music that’s being played, and what the other people around you are doing. If it’s a punk concert and it’s loud and there are tons of people moshing, that’s one thing. Enjoy the whole experience, including the chance to visit with those around you while you’re anticipating the beginning of the show.
• Enjoy the whole experience, including the chance to visit with those around you while you’re anticipating the beginning of the show. Part of enjoying other people is being considerate, too. For example, just because someone in front of you is quite a bit taller than you and may impact your view a bit doesn’t give you license to be rude. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t be there making memories, too. And, since we’re talking about being mindful, don’t be that person that is making their way ahead of everyone in line, either. It’s not cool.
• Remember that you don’t have to be the crazy loud person at the concert to be annoying. Not only is this distracting, it’s also gross and entirely unsuitable, and other folks didn’t pay to come and have their experience ruined by having that go down right in front of them. Everyone around you will be listening and reacting to the music in different ways and that’s part of the beauty of the concert experience.
• Bottom line? Have a good time. If that means relaxing and allowing yourself to groove to the music, do it! If it means that all you can do is sit there wrapped up in the emotion, cherish what you’re feeling because you’ll remember it always. Everyone around you will be listening and reacting to the music in different ways and that’s part of the beauty of the concert experience.
The above tips are really just simple manner in which you can get the most from visiting a concert Oregon charter bus, but obviously the most ideal part is actually going. So … buy tickets, get ready, and head out to the show!