Like many new things in life, it is nice to have a buddy to share some pointers. Same goes with EDM shows. As a friend, we are here to let you know of some things that we have gathered from our experiences.
1. Wear comfortable shoes
This could mean different things for different people. Some people feel most comfortable in 3-inch heels, while others feel best in Nikes. Whatever the case, remember that you will be walking, dancing and standing a lot. Just a tip, be cautious of wearing sandals. Some shows get pretty packed, which means more chances of getting stepped on.
2. Have a safe place to go, speak up if you feel uncomfortable and be aware of your surroundings
That safe place can be a physical place or a somebody, but have one. As much as we would like to talk about how great the EDM scene is, we all know that there can be not-so-great people most situations. As a whole community we want people to enjoy themselves and be comfortable. Security, bartenders and volunteers want you to enjoy yourself. If you feel uncomfortable, voice it. Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed.
3. Put your phone down
There is so much more to an EDM show than the music. Lights, visuals and the people make EMD what it is. Though you can relook at your videos and pictures, you can never relive the moment. Take it all in and experience the night. Also, you don’t want to be “that person” who is holding up their camera in people’s way the whole time.
4. Be respectful
Be respectful to your fellow attendees, and the establishment. We are all there to enjoy the music, and have a fun night. Don’t ruin it for others. If you want to dance, give yourself and others room. If you want to have a conversation, go to the back. Being respectful of others will make yours, and everyones night better.
5. Protect your hearing
Protect your hearing, and bring ear plugs. As we all know, concerts are loud, and that can cause noise induced hearing loss. An easy way to protect your hearing is using ear plugs. You can bring your own, or many venues sell the little foam ones. On average, a normal conversation is at 60 decibels, where a concert is at about 120 decibels. Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. Ear buds can protect your hearing, make the sound better, and help you enjoy the music for many more years.
From a friend, to a friend we hope you will enjoy shows as much as we do. Now get out there and dance, or watch, whatever you prefer.
What are some pointers you would share? Let us know in the comments below!