April 27, 2009 7:46pm CST
After going to many many concerts and dealing with many many jerks at these concerts I posted blog a few years ago my MySpace of Concert Etiquette. I thought I'd post for my myLot friends and see if you agree with me. Concert Etiquette 1. Do not be an jerk and try and cut in front in line - If you were that much of a fan and wanted to be front row you would have planned better and arrived earlier. 2. If you don't get front row don't be a d*ck and push your way to the front - Fare is fare and if you are not where you want to be don't make other people suffer. 3. If you do get front row don't invite all your friends to join you threw out the concert if there's not room - You got front row that's great but so did I and I'm not going to get squished because you're friends who showed up 5 minutes into the first set want to be front row too. 4. When you do push your way to the front row and security tells you to get back GET BACK!!! - Don't stand there fighting with security. Yes, they are working but they may want to enjoy the show too and not deal with your drunken butt. 5. Be aware of people around you - If you want to sway your arms in the air with your girlfriend or boyfriend that’s fine but make sure you are not elbowing the people next to you in the head in the process. 6. Mosh Pits - They can be a fun way to get out aggression but not everyone at the concert wants to be in one. If I'm in the front row I don't want to be in one so don't try and start one when you’re in the second row. 7. It's a concert- If someone is b*tching at you for some reason do not respond with "it's a concert." You are more than likely getting chewed at for a legitimate reason and if you continue to be a jerk you are going to get elbowed, punched and kick because, see, it's a concert. 8. Share H2O - If you have nice security in front of you who gives you a bottle of water share with those around you. It helps make friends and just a decent thing to do. 9. Security - If the artist or he security yells to get back. Do it, don't ask why. For all you know someone could be seriously injured. Security is the authority here. Be respectful and respect the authority don't ask question just do it! 10. When leaving a concert or any event - If you're not in a hurry don't be a jerk let people in sporadically. Remember karma; treat people how'd you like to be treated. At the same time if car lets someone in don't be a jerk and try and speed in too. Every other car people.
• United States
30 Apr 09
Great tips, especially #6! Years ago my friends and I went to see Fuel, who was opening for Kid Rock. He has some very...rowdy fans. We were there early enough to get front row. There was another band opening and during that time, people thought it would be a great idea for a mosh pit. We were being pushed against the barricades. It continued during Fuel. We weren't interested in Kid Rock and had planned on leaving before he took the stage. We couldn't wait to get out of there! Once Fuel was done, we took off. We were sore for a few days after that, especially my ribs from being pushed into the barricade. Luckily I don't go to many shows with a mosh pit. I try to avoid that if I can.
• United States
28 Apr 09
YES! OMG! I swear, at EVERY show I went to (when I was usually in the mosh pit), we would have jerks who would literally push us out of the way to get to the front. All of the mosh pits I've been in have been absolutely NUTS. People go crazy! I think some other tips/ideas for concert "ettiquette" could be: 1.) If you plan on crowd surfing (yes! people still do this!) seriously - DO NOT wear a skirt! (if you're a girl!) 2.) Help other people up when they get pushed back and almost fall down. (This happens a lot more than you'd imagine!) 3.) If you're insanely tall, and you know a short person is behind you - let them go in front of you! It's only fair! 4.) If you plan on taking pictures, make sure you don't have an expensive camera with you - and have a disposable one, instead (so if you lose it, you won't lose any money off of it). Also, if you can find a way to tie it around your wrist somehow - seriously try to do so! It's SO difficult taking pictures when in a mosh pit. Anyway, interesting tips! I wish all concert-go-ers would follow these simple rules.
• United States
1 May 09
I completley agree with you on number 1. Its kind of sad the girls can't crowd surf without getting felt up by the crowd itself but i can't believe girls do this in a skit. Then the funniest part is they complain afterwards that they were groped. I think any female who goes to a concert knows not to wear a skirt period and not to crowd surf. There's a lot of perv in the world. LOL Thanks for the comment!
28 Apr 09
hi levysluv! oh thank you so much for writing this. i hope many people will get to read this. i hate it too when i find rude and disrespectful and inconsiderate people in concerts. they ruin my mood, and sometimes ruin my appreciation for the concert. we are there to enjoy the concert but we also have to be considerate to the other people who also paid dearly to watch their favorite performers. thank you for posting this. take care and God bless you! happy mylotting! :D