The (Rock) Concert-Goer's Guide to Etiquette
A Comprehensive Look Into Correct (Rock) Concert Enjoyment
Though they seem to be all fun and games (usually sans games), a typical concert should be taken extremely seriously.
Depending on the type of music (rock, hardcore, hardcore-rock, emo, screamo, indie, indie-rock, indie-dance-pop, indie-dance-pop-rock, etc), the audience expectations range from strict, to near-deadly.
The knowledge of correct concert behavior is critical to your enjoyment of the show, as well as your enjoyment of those around you.
(Your behavior at a Dashboard concert for example, could get you literally killed at a (better?) show with attendees less...weepy. (No offense intended))
The following guide has been shamelessly compiled by a fellow concert-goer (myself) from my own experience(s).
Stuff other people said helped too. (I guess)
I. Choosing a show that 'fits.'
What's right for you? (In the musical sense)
II. Procuring Tickets
III. Concert Attire
The "do's" and "don'ts" of the concert fashionista
IV. Getting to the show
Practicality is key
V. Getting through the doors
What to bring, how to act, and how to seem older than you really are
VI. Pre-Concert Behavior
How to find a good "spot", and how to properly wait
VII. Opening Act Behavior
How to act during opening acts ranging from bad, to 'mind-meltingly brilliant'
VIII. Set Change Behavior
Key word is 'Respect'
IX. Waiting for the Headliner
Patience young grasshopper, patience
X. Headlining act behavior
How to dance, avoid beer stains, and punch that tall guy that always ends up in the front
XI. After the Show
For the groupie, stalker, and fan-girl/boy in all of us
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