I’ve seen over 60 different bands in my life live, so I feel like I’m somewhat qualified to say these things.
1. Figure out who you want to see
Literally the easiest step, don’t go see someone you don’t care about.
2. Find friends to go with
Concerts are more fun with friends, BUT if you’re the only one out of your friends that likes this band, go and make friends there! Usually since people will have similar tastes in what you like, it will be easy to make friends.
3. Buy the tickets
Easy enough, you can’t get into the venue unless you have the tickets, just remember that tickets usually have fees, so printing out your tickets will probably be the cheapest route.
4. Do research about the venue
Find out if there’s parking! Find out if there’s not! Is there a place where you can check a bag? Is it wheelchair accessible? Can you bring food or water in? Is it general admission or are there seats?
5. Have a gameplan
Find out when doors open, and leave whenever you want to get in line. If it’s general admission, you might want to get there earlier to get a good spot, if you have actual seats, it doesn’t really matter what time you get there.
6. Pick a place in the venue to meet in case anyone gets lost
If someone leaves to go to the bathroom, you will want a place to meet up. There will be a lot of people, and it will be loud, so it may be hard to find or call someone.
7. ENJOY YOURSELF
Concerts are supposed to be fun! Don’t worry about making a fool of yourself, or anything, just enjoy the music!