Concert going is a big part of a lot of our lives, and whether you’re attending your first show ever or your 100th, we all know there are some unwritten rules to be followed. I threw out the question on Facebook a couple weeks ago and asked, “what are your unwritten rules of concert going?” I agree with a lot of them for the most part, but there are definitely a few that are subjective. These aren’t the gospel, but something you should consider when heading out to see your favorite band or artist.
You may be having the best time of your life but simultaneously causing someone else to have the worst time of theirs. One time, I was at a show at the Fillmore with a friend and a colleague who I barely knew. I had made the comment that this was one of my favorite bands, and I was really excited for the show. This colleague proceeded to talk to me during the ENTIRE show. You may be asking, “why didn’t you just go to a different spot in the theater?” I wanted to, but I felt like because this was someone I worked with that would somehow be more rude than what he was doing to me.
Either way, no one wants their concert ruined by someone else’s ignorant actions. Between the responses online and all of us here at the radio station, we’ve come up with what we are calling, “The Unwritten Rules of Concert Going.” You don’t have to agree to all of them or necessarily adhere to these rules, but maybe keep them in mind at your next show!