Everyone knows that etiquette is an important part of most situations in life. This includes attending concerts, something many people do at least once in their life. Good etiquette starts as soon as you arrive for a concert. The first rule is that if you need to pick your tickets up at will call be ready to do it without delay. Lines to pick up concert tickets are generally extremely long and holding up the line because you were unprepared is often seen as rude and inconvenient to others.
The second rule of good etiquette for a concert is to take your place on the concert floor in a way that won’t block the views of others. While standing room only concerts may be first come, first served, the taller you are the more considerate it is to stand in the back. The shorter people in front of you will be grateful even if they don’t express that gratitude.
The exception to this is if you arrive at a concert at the very last minute. Pushing your way through the crowd to get is likely something that no one will appreciate. It makes you look inconsiderate and comes across as you thinking you are better than the people who arrived on time.
More etiquette rules for concerts
Another rule of etiquette for concerts is that dancing in your seat and/or on the aisle is alright as long as you don’t bash into other people. Not everyone wants to dance during a concert and they likely won’t want to be jostled by someone who is. It’s also important to make sure that you arrive at the concert clean and smelling nice, otherwise dancing may cause sweat and body odor that those around you don’t want to have to notice.
Etiquette also states that if you are going to sing along with the performer make sure you aren’t ruining the experience for everyone else. Certain performers encourage the fans to sing songs along with them, and this is fine. But if they are the only one singing and the crowd hasn’t joined in its proper etiquette to sing quietly to yourself if you are going to sing along.
Other etiquette rules state that your phone should stay in your pocket during concerts, unless a song calls for using it in place of a lighter you wave over your head. While it is ok to take it out long enough to snap a quick picture or video, spending the entire concert posting on social media or texting your friends is a distraction to everyone else. For most people, there is plenty of time for that after the concert is over.
The final rule of etiquette for a concert is to avoid talking through the whole thing. While no one is likely to mind comments between songs, be considerate enough to curb your conversations during the performance.
These are the rules of etiquette everyone should know before they take the time out of their day to attend a concert.