Tips for going to a concert

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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.

top tips for going to a concert

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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).
  5. Drinks and snacks are usually extortionately priced. Eat well before you go, and take snacks with you if necessary. 
  6. You may have your bag searched so take the bare essentials with you.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

10 Comments

  1. Drinks are most definitely pricey that is for sure, scandalous most of the time x
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  2. Fantastic tips!
    I hate the fact they take the lids off your bottle….That is a great idea to take spares.
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  3. These are great tips. We took the girls to Disney on ice this week in our home town and that was stressful enough lol x

  4. Great tips, aww we went last year and the drinks were so expensive, glad we had a few before we got inside :)
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  5. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Great tips
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  6. That looks fun! I can’t even remember the last time I went to a concert. I think this was before T and I dragged my husband to watch Indigo Girls when they visited the UK in Bristol. x
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  7. Some great tips here! I’d love to be able to take my kids to a concert. My daughter is very musical – I should maybe look into doing this sometime.
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  8. I love Macklemore and I have always wanted to see him in concert. How much did the tickets cost and where were you and your family seated?
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  9. Great tips! Deffinetly taking own snacks is a lot cheaper! They are SO over priced if bought at the venue! Great post. xx

  10. Sounds like you’re a bit of a pro at concerts. I’ve never really been to one, unless you count The Brits as one

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