Of course, you want to look your best when you head to a concert. You want to make a good impression on everyone else there, not to mention the band themselves should you get close enough to the stage. But there are obviously some outfits that simply aren’t going to work at a concert. Ideally, you want to strike a good balance between practicality and fashion. That’s where this article comes in; here, you’ll find a run-down of some simple yet important things to keep in mind when choosing the outfit for your next big gig.
Good Footwear is a Must
Let’s face it, if you’re heading to a concert you’re going to be dancing. Jumping. Doing a lot of activities which might be quite hard on your feet. Therefore, the importance of solid, comfortable footwear cannot be stressed enough. Heels should be right out, as should any heavy boots. This is not only to keep you comfortable and safe, but also keep those around you equally comfortable and safe. The last thing you want is to land awkwardly on someone’s foot and do some real damage with some poorly thought-out footwear.
Something Warm but Removable
If you want to get a spot near the front, the chances are high that it’s going to be crowded up there, and hot. You should aim to wear something light and made of cotton, perhaps a a T-shirt, or something similar. Of course, you might need something to wear on the way to the gig, especially if it’s a cold evening, but strive to find something you can easily tie tightly around your waist when you start to heat up. You need to make sure that you don’t become overheated, so make sure that you can take layers off during the evening, and put them back on for your journey home. While you’re checking the upcoming events, have a look at the venue to see if they offer services to store coats before you plan your outfit. Remember to always stay hydrated, too.
Leave the Band T-Shirts at Home
On the one hand, you may think that the obvious choice for a gig outfit is to completely cover yourself in every piece of merchandise for the band that you own. It proves dedication, doesn’t it? It shows to other audience members what a loyal and supportive fan you are. While this may be true, it’s generally a good practice to go with something a little more low-key. If you arrive looking like a walking commercial for the band, you might come across as little over-the-top. Generally, a band t-shirt is bought to wear in everyday life, so other fans might catch a glimpse of it in the wild, and delight in discovering someone who shares their interests. At a concert, you already know that you share the same interest- that’s why you’re there. Anything else on top of that will just prove to be overkill, and besides, they’ll be selling plenty more merchandise on the way out.