How to Go to a Concert Alone

How to Go to a Concert Alone

If your favorite artist comes into town and none of your friends can go to the show with you, you probably don’t want to miss out on going just because you can’t bring someone else. Going to a concert alone can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, it can be a super fun experience and a great way to enjoy seeing your favorite artist in person. Let loose, have fun, and dance the night away!

Method 1 of 3:
Getting Organized

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Buy your ticket ahead of time to avoid standing in line. Once you find a concert that you want to go to, grab a ticket online or over the phone to reserve your seat. That way, you won’t have to worry about buying a ticket from the box office on the day of and dealing with an entire exchange right before the concert. [1] X Research source Buying your ticket ahead of time also ensures that you’ll actually have a ticket in case the show sells out. If you get a mobile ticket, make sure you save it on your camera roll so you can access it easily once you’re there.
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Plan how you’re going to get there and leave. When you go to concerts on your own, you can’t rely on other people to pick you up. Make sure you have reliable transportation both to and from the concert. Remember that the concert will most likely end after dark, so some public transportation options might not be available. [2] X Research source You can ask someone for a ride, take public transportation, drive and park your own car, or use a ride sharing service. If you’re getting a ride from someone or using a ride sharing app, make sure your phone is charged.
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Look at an online map to get familiar with the venue. If the venue you’re going to is particularly large, it may be easy to get lost. Check online to see if there’s a map of the area to see where you’ll be sitting and how to get there. [3] X Research source Most large venues have maps on their website. If the venue is small, they might not have a map available.
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Bring some money to buy merch or beverages. It’s no fun to have to wait in an ATM line just to grab cash for something you want to buy. Instead, make sure you have some money with you so you can avoid a long line and be ready to purchase band merch, food, or drinks, if they’re offered. [4] X Research source Try to bring $20 to $40 in cash to spend, if you want to.

Method 2 of 3:
Showing up

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Get there right when the concert starts if you don’t want to wait. Most concert venues open the doors about 1 hour before the show actually starts. Waiting around when you’re on your own can be kind of boring, so you can avoid that by just showing up right when the music starts playing. Check your ticket for the actual show time to know when you need to be there. [5] X Research source Most concerts also have at least 1 opening band, then another waiting period before the actual show. You can either show up for the opening band or wait about 1 hour after the show time starts to just come and see the main event. If you do end up waiting in line, that’s okay too. Bring your phone with you so you have something to look at while you wait. If you don’t have an assigned seat, you may have some trouble getting towards the front of the stage. However, it’s much easier to push toward the front when you’re by yourself.
2
Ask a staff member if you don’t know where to go. Sometimes concert venues can be huge, especially for really popular bands. If you’re ever not sure where you’re supposed to be going or how to get there, ask a security or staff member where to go. They’ll help you find your way so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. [6] X Research source Make sure you keep your ticket with you so you can show them your seat number and location, if you have one.
3
Buy a drink to kill some time. When you first show up to the show, head to the bar or the refreshments booth to grab a water, a soft drink, or an alcoholic beverage, if you’d like to. Holding a drink can be a nice way to keep your hands busy, and it also keeps you hydrated. [7] X Research source Buying a drink can also kill time if you showed up a little too early for the main event. Never leave your drink unattended, even when you go to the bathroom. Always take it with you so you can keep an eye on it.

Method 3 of 3:
Enjoying the Concert

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Stand wherever you’d like to in the crowd. The best part about going to a concert alone is that you can stand wherever you want to when you watch the show. Push towards the front of the crowd if you want to be close to the stage, or hang towards the back if you want to take it all in. Either way, go wherever makes you feel comfortable. [8] X Research source If you have an assigned seat, you’ll probably have to stay in that general area.
2
Talk to other people in the crowd to make new friends. Everyone at the concert is there to see the same band you are, so you already have something in common. If you feel comfortable, strike up a conversation with the person next to you about the concert or the venue. You might even make a new friend! [9] X Research source Try saying something like, “Have you heard their latest album yet? I’m so excited to see the new songs performed live.” You may even find other people who went to the concert alone. Someone standing on their own will probably be easier to approach than a group of people. You don’t have to talk to other people if you don’t want to or you’re feeling shy. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
3
Act confident, even if you feel nervous or anxious. It’s fine to feel a little weird about going to a concert alone, especially if you’ve never done it before. Try to fake it until you make it and keep your head held high. Dance if you want to, jam out to the music, and take a lot of pictures. Chances are, no one’s paying attention to the fact that you’re at the concert alone. [10] X Research source Going to concerts by yourself is more common than you’d think.
4
Dance your heart out. Once the music starts, let go and really feel the beat. You can sway in your seat, get up and jump around, or sing along to the music. Since you don’t know anyone at the concert, no one can judge you, so you can enjoy it however you’d like to. [11] X Research source You can also take pictures and videos of the concert to keep as mementos from your time there.
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Stay as long as you want to. Since you’re on your own, you can leave the concert whenever you want. If it’s a band you really like, you’ll probably want to stay until the final encore. If you’re not enjoying it so much or you’re just tired, you can head out early. Either way, stick around for as long as you’d like to and enjoy the show! [12] X Research source Leaving before the final encore will let you skip the mad rush toward the exit.

Method 1 of 3:
Getting Organized

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1
Buy your ticket ahead of time to avoid standing in line. Once you find a concert that you want to go to, grab a ticket online or over the phone to reserve your seat. That way, you won’t have to worry about buying a ticket from the box office on the day of and dealing with an entire exchange right before the concert. [1] X Research source Buying your ticket ahead of time also ensures that you’ll actually have a ticket in case the show sells out. If you get a mobile ticket, make sure you save it on your camera roll so you can access it easily once you’re there.
2
Plan how you’re going to get there and leave. When you go to concerts on your own, you can’t rely on other people to pick you up. Make sure you have reliable transportation both to and from the concert. Remember that the concert will most likely end after dark, so some public transportation options might not be available. [2] X Research source You can ask someone for a ride, take public transportation, drive and park your own car, or use a ride sharing service. If you’re getting a ride from someone or using a ride sharing app, make sure your phone is charged.
3
Look at an online map to get familiar with the venue. If the venue you’re going to is particularly large, it may be easy to get lost. Check online to see if there’s a map of the area to see where you’ll be sitting and how to get there. [3] X Research source Most large venues have maps on their website. If the venue is small, they might not have a map available.
4
Bring some money to buy merch or beverages. It’s no fun to have to wait in an ATM line just to grab cash for something you want to buy. Instead, make sure you have some money with you so you can avoid a long line and be ready to purchase band merch, food, or drinks, if they’re offered. [4] X Research source Try to bring $20 to $40 in cash to spend, if you want to.

Method 2 of 3:
Showing up

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1
Get there right when the concert starts if you don’t want to wait. Most concert venues open the doors about 1 hour before the show actually starts. Waiting around when you’re on your own can be kind of boring, so you can avoid that by just showing up right when the music starts playing. Check your ticket for the actual show time to know when you need to be there. [5] X Research source Most concerts also have at least 1 opening band, then another waiting period before the actual show. You can either show up for the opening band or wait about 1 hour after the show time starts to just come and see the main event. If you do end up waiting in line, that’s okay too. Bring your phone with you so you have something to look at while you wait. If you don’t have an assigned seat, you may have some trouble getting towards the front of the stage. However, it’s much easier to push toward the front when you’re by yourself.
2
Ask a staff member if you don’t know where to go. Sometimes concert venues can be huge, especially for really popular bands. If you’re ever not sure where you’re supposed to be going or how to get there, ask a security or staff member where to go. They’ll help you find your way so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. [6] X Research source Make sure you keep your ticket with you so you can show them your seat number and location, if you have one.
3
Buy a drink to kill some time. When you first show up to the show, head to the bar or the refreshments booth to grab a water, a soft drink, or an alcoholic beverage, if you’d like to. Holding a drink can be a nice way to keep your hands busy, and it also keeps you hydrated. [7] X Research source Buying a drink can also kill time if you showed up a little too early for the main event. Never leave your drink unattended, even when you go to the bathroom. Always take it with you so you can keep an eye on it.

Method 3 of 3:
Enjoying the Concert

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1
Stand wherever you’d like to in the crowd. The best part about going to a concert alone is that you can stand wherever you want to when you watch the show. Push towards the front of the crowd if you want to be close to the stage, or hang towards the back if you want to take it all in. Either way, go wherever makes you feel comfortable. [8] X Research source If you have an assigned seat, you’ll probably have to stay in that general area.
2
Talk to other people in the crowd to make new friends. Everyone at the concert is there to see the same band you are, so you already have something in common. If you feel comfortable, strike up a conversation with the person next to you about the concert or the venue. You might even make a new friend! [9] X Research source Try saying something like, “Have you heard their latest album yet? I’m so excited to see the new songs performed live.” You may even find other people who went to the concert alone. Someone standing on their own will probably be easier to approach than a group of people. You don’t have to talk to other people if you don’t want to or you’re feeling shy. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
3
Act confident, even if you feel nervous or anxious. It’s fine to feel a little weird about going to a concert alone, especially if you’ve never done it before. Try to fake it until you make it and keep your head held high. Dance if you want to, jam out to the music, and take a lot of pictures. Chances are, no one’s paying attention to the fact that you’re at the concert alone. [10] X Research source Going to concerts by yourself is more common than you’d think.
4
Dance your heart out. Once the music starts, let go and really feel the beat. You can sway in your seat, get up and jump around, or sing along to the music. Since you don’t know anyone at the concert, no one can judge you, so you can enjoy it however you’d like to. [11] X Research source You can also take pictures and videos of the concert to keep as mementos from your time there.
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5
Stay as long as you want to. Since you’re on your own, you can leave the concert whenever you want. If it’s a band you really like, you’ll probably want to stay until the final encore. If you’re not enjoying it so much or you’re just tired, you can head out early. Either way, stick around for as long as you’d like to and enjoy the show! [12] X Research source Leaving before the final encore will let you skip the mad rush toward the exit.