The concert I most recently attended was Chance the Rapper at Kent State. The show was absolutely amazing, Chance is a great performer, but everything leading up to it was pure hell. I was reminded of all the shit I hate in crowds so here’s six ways to be a good person at a concert.
1. DO NOT PUSH – I know this one is hard to avoid, but there is no place to go; we are all in this together. Also, I’d really rather not get felt up by more strangers than necessary.
2. You actually don’t have a friend waiting for you “up there” – People will be reluctant to let you in front of them if you claim your friends, cousins and siblings are right there, just in front of you.
3. Don’t plan to bring up 15 people to meet you – This goes back to the space thing, there really isn’t any.
4. Don’t kill the pregame – Nothing makes everyone more uncomfortable than being around someone who may vomit or die at any moment.
5. Do not get all intimate at a concert – I have been behind too many couples trying to get in on right in front of me. All I want is to see the show, not an adult film starring you and your girlfriend.
6. Don’t film it, experience it – Don’t be the person that is blocking everyone just to get a ninth snap chat video. Put the phone down and experience the greatness that is a concert. Also avoid filming with an iPad.
If we all work together, we can make a better tomorrow. Obama said it himself: “Yes We Can.”
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