Social events are the spices of social life. They invoke dancing, an enhanced live music experience, and singing along to favourite entertainers with friends and strangers. But concerts and festivals are more than an occasion for enhanced entertainment, they are also avenues for enhanced self-expression.
12 other fun things to do at a concert/festival
Concerts and festivals, we have seen it all. After Chameleone's 'Ggwanga Mujje", and Eddy Kenzo's first living artist festival, it is safe to claim that we have seen it all. But there's always more to come, for better or worse and standing watch or fangirling over the acts aren't the only thing you can do at these events.
Here are some ideas for fun things to do at concerts or festivals
1. Get the performer's or artist's attention
There's no shame in trying to get the performer's attention. It can be a memorable moment that you can share with friends and look back on your fun days. It also makes for a good conversation additive.
2. Go with a souvenir for the artist
The performers are there to give you a memorable time, so why not make it better by returning the favour? It can be a sign of your devotion as a fan. Something that says "I'm your biggest fan". Artists know you like them but it is nice to get proof.
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3. Try to get something signed
Come with things you may want to get signed and go autograph hunting before the concert or festival starts.
4. Get a backstage pass
The backstage is an experience of its own. Try to get back there and see if you can meet the performers and hang out there for a bit.
5. Scream out a popular saying
Remember that scene from The Hunger Games when Katniss Everdeen screams "I volunteer as tribute!", do the same at the top of your lungs with a hand over your mouth. Heck, you can use that very saying.
6. Start a crowd surf
This privilege is usually reserved for the performers and can be a great risk for fans. But in the heat of the moment, you might get away with it. Just make sure your possessions are secure and take care.
7. Get pictures with performers/artists
Get creative and collect selfie memorabilia with your favourite people at the event. It can be artists or other celebrities you are fond of. Document the event to your tastes whether it's pictures or video.
8. Friends, friends, friends
Always go with friends, and even if you don't find your crowd and have fun. This is about getting lost in the moment and scanning your surroundings is going to deprive you of so much.
Take time to do some mini-shopping. It literally feels like a scene from a movie when background music plays while the character shops in slo-mo. Get in the main character energy.
10. Get in a bit of trouble
Hear us out, event fights can escalate quickly and cause a lot of damage. But getting away with a little bit of trouble can be fun. Say, being carried off the stage. Unless it involves these items, don't risk them.
11. Try to catch things performers throw.
If you can get the performer to give you something that's a bonus. It is unlikely that they will throw something, so take the initiative to ask loudly and continuously. You never know.
12. Tell the story
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