Mummy says….I travelled with two of my three teens to see Macklemore in Birmingham last night and we have seen many other artists including Rihanna, Katy Perry, One Direction, and more. Here are our top tips for going to a concert to share with you, if you are planning to stay over too.
- When you book the tickets, book accommodation if you plan to stay over. Prices start increasing hugely and a room that you can get for £50 can triple if you leave it until nearer the time.
- Think about how you will travel – in relation to where the venue is. Is it near a train station or does the hotel have parking.
- Don’t forget to check your concert tickets! Whether you need a print out, they send them to you or you can use an app. Book through a reputable website – we use LiveNation or Ticket Master.
- If you are seated with a seat number you don’t need to arrive as the doors open – leave it until later and you will avoid the queues. In fact if you arrive as the doors open you will get stuck behind all the teens who have queued all day to ‘get barrier’ (Stand by the barrier in front of the stage).
- Drinks and snacks are usually extortionately priced. Eat well before you go, and take snacks with you if necessary.
- You may have your bag searched so take the bare essentials with you.
- You may not be able to take bottles of drink (pop or water) into the venue with a lid (It could be used as a missile) so pop a spare lid in your pocket – not your bag.
- Be aware that after the concert ends it is quite crazy trying to find a cab – with thousands of people wanting the same thing it can be a nightmare. Try and stay within walking distance of the venue if possible! Of course, if there is car parking and you drove, you can park.
Wherever you are going, have a great time – Macklemore was absolutely awesome and we all had the best time.