Everyone enjoys a concert to see a favorite band or discover a new one. This popularity however, is a problem. What comes with everyone wanting to attend a concert is a massive and dangerous crowd of fans. Parting with these concerts, shows, and festivals in often not an acceptable alternative to going, and that is perfectly understandable. While attending these events however, there are plenty of things to be aware of. Here we will cover a few tips and advice as to how to get the most out of a safe experience at a concert.
The number one rule given is most often bring someone with you. This is a pretty common practice anyways so this shouldnt be too much work to accomplish. The difference here though is to make sure you both (or all) are on the same page. Cell phone communication is unfortunately overestimated when in a crowded area being overloaded with other phones. To supplement this problem, consider designating a meet-up point in which the party will meet onsite if you lose contact with each other. A separated but relatively close location to the central attraction is most often the appropriate choice.
The main concern is when a disaster strikes. A crowded area full of inebriated fans and devout enthusiasts is often an equation for conflicts and, worse, crowd-wide disturbances. Issues in the past have caused a disturbing amount of injuries and even deaths due to a lack of proper preparation by those who should have been in control. Unfortunately, event organizers often bypass safety protocol to increase their profits. This puts the burden of awareness and safety on you. Locate at least two exits (whether it be in an enclosed facility or an outdoor concert) in order to choose the best in the event of an evacuation.
Austin City Limits is an Austin local music festival that occurs once a year and is happening from the 16th to the 18th. This is prime opportunity to enact those responsible decisions, including limiting alcohol consumption and avoiding fights. Other large events, such as Fiesta in San Antonio, are other examples of times to prepare. Have fun but be aware of the feel of the crowd and stay conscious of others around you. Better to be safe than sorry; slips, falls, or even a stage collapse are risks. In the unfortunate event that you are harmed from some sort of negligence, consider contacting a San Antonio personal injury attorney.