A Music Lover's Guide to Good Gig Experiences

Anyone who loves music also needs to experience the joys of live music, so you should definitely start doing this if it’s something you haven’t really embraced in life thus far. But when you're new to attending gigs, it can be a bit daunting and you probably don’t know what to expect.

You want every gig experience to be a positive one, but that takes planning and a good strategy. Don’t just dive into live music without planning things out first of all. This music lover’s guide to good gigging experiences will help you to get it right when you start tasting live music for the first time.

Stay Up to Date With Tours and Announcements

Social media is definitely your friend when it comes to staying up to date with tours and announcements. They get thrown out there all the time so you need to make a concerted effort to stay up to date with them if you want to attend certain shows by certain artists. Follow them on the main social media platforms so that you never miss a beat. It’s a good idea to also follow the accounts of local venues so you don’t miss their latest announcements either.

Make Lists of When Tickets Go on Sale
These days, many of the big performing artists in the world of music will have their tours and shows sell out in a matter of seconds. That’s why you should be careful to know when tickets go on sale and when you can first buy them. Failing to do that will most likely lead to disappointment when the shows sell out and you’re left without a ticket.

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Know Where to Buy Tickets From When They’re Released

These days, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to buying gig tickets. There are dozens of sites that sell tickets, and you can usually buy them directly from venues or artist websites as well. Even if you can’t, you will find links that take you to the right places where you can purchase tickets. Then there are sites like TicketOffices that resell tickets. These are ideal for people looking for tickets they missed out on when they were first released.

Get Your Position Early if You’re Standing

Gigs can be busy and if you want to get best the stage and see the act up close, you’re going to need to get your position as early as possible. Of course, that’s not a big problem if you’re going to be seating but if this is a standing gig, you want to get a good spot. It might even be worth getting to the gig early and queuing up outside the venue if you want to be right at the front.

Charge Your Phone Before Leaving the House

You should never attend a gig without a properly charged phone. It’s one of those rookie mistakes that can really come back to bite you if you’re not careful. What if you need to contact someone or want to find a friend who you got separated from during the gig? Dealing with those kinds of situations is easy if you have your phone with you. But it’s harder when the battery is dead!

Prioritise Your Comfort

You definitely need to give some thought to how you’re going to dress for the gigs you attend. Nothing is more important than your own comfort so this should be what you prioritise when you get ready. You need to be able to move freely, and take particular care when choosing footwear because the wrong shoes can rub your feet and make the entire evening very uncomfortable. On top of that, be sure to pack light because you don’t want to be weighed down.

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Don’t be Afraid to Go Alone

Many people hate the idea of attending gigs alone but it’s one of those things that’s never as bad as you imagine it to be before you try it for yourself. There will be plenty of other like minded people at the even and there’s nothing stopping you from socialising with them. You might even make some new friends along the way, so embrace your status as a solo gig-goer if you don’t know anyone with similar music tastes.

If you love music, you simply must take advantage of the local live music scene in your local area. Nothing is better than seeing your favourite artists performing live in front of you as you feel the floor shake. It’s one of the most exhilarating things you’ll experience, so enjoy it!


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