Concerts, regardless of the venue or the genre of the music being played – whether it’s rock, heavy metal, classical, jazz, or pop, have an atmosphere that can be very engaging to the audience. After all, that’s what concerts are all about, a chance for fans to let loose and engage with their favorite artist.
But as engaging and fun concerts may be, it’s also important to remember that you’re not the only viewer. You are not alone in the experience. There are hundreds, even thousands, of other people/fans who are trying to enjoy the experience with you. With that said, there are certain conducts, concert etiquette if you will, that every concert-goer has to observe to make the event enjoyable for everyone.
Make sure to dress appropriately.
Obviously, there is no official dress code when attending a concert. The type of clothing you wear will greatly vary on the type of concert you are currently attending. Rock concerts, for example, calls for casual clothing. For an opera, on the other hand, a slightly more formal wear is ideal.
Make sure that you are already in your seat before the concert begins.
This is particularly important in formal concerts. You should reserve ample time for you to get in line, claim your ticket, and find your seat before the concert begins. You don’t want to be roaming around trying to find your seat while the concert is well on its way.
Make sure to adhere to the rules and guidelines within the concert grounds.
Concert organizers and venue managers will often set rules and guidelines for concert-goers to follow, make sure that you know what they are and adhere to them. These rules and guidelines are intended for the safety and enhance the experience of everyone attending the event.
Keep your gadgets on silent or on airplane mode.
There’s nothing more annoying than a ringing cell phone while listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, don’t you agree? So make sure that you at least put your mobile phone in silent mode if you don’t want to turn it off.
Show your appreciation for the performers appropriately.
Hollering, shouting, or whooping at the end of a performance is okay if you’re at a pop or rock concert. But for a formal event, sticking to polite applause is enough to show your appreciation.