As you may be aware, I attend a lot of concerts and over the years have noticed many concert-goers demonstrating a lack of respect for the other patrons and the artist by display poor concert etiquette while watching the show.
Before you go out to check out your next gig you might want to consider some of these pointers to make sure everyone has a good time!
1. DO temper your drinking before the band starts so you aren’t ridiculously drunk and falling down while the band plays.
2. DON’T block others behind you if you’re tall or at least don’t stand directly in front of someone shorter.
3. DO smoke pot (c’mon…this is Vancouver, we all know it happens) in the middle of the crowd, not the edges, security is less likely to hassle you.
4. DON’T carry your drink into the middle of the crowd or mosh pit…it will splash on someone, probably yourself!
5. DO pay attention to the volume of your voice if you must talk throughout the performance. Yes, the band is loud, you are still louder.
6. DON’T shout out requests or quotes from different bands/artists, remember what band you are seeing.
7. DO dance all you like and while it’s lovely and spiritual to dance as tho no one is watching…in reality we all are watching especially if you’re bouncing all over and tromping on our feet!
8. DON’T need to travel in packs, ladies, holding hands as you push your way into and out of the crowd. It’s not the Red Sea, it will not part for you.
9. DO-udes, keep your fist pumping & high-fiving to a minimum…you may think you’re from the Jersey Shore…but really you just look like a douche!
10. DON’T be ‘that guy’ who shouts out “I LOVE YOU” “YOU ROCK”, if the artist is trying to play a quiet acoustic tune, interrupting the intimate moment does not make you cool and no they will not love you back!