The hip-hop genre is taking over the music industry like a storm takes over straws. The meteoric rise in popularity of hip-hop music over the decade and the number of hip-hop artists that have come to the scene have been nothing short of phenomenal.
Since hip-hop has taken over the entire industry, it is natural that most of the concerts you see advertised around on the billboards are going to be hip-hop concerts. And you’d be missing out on a lot if you haven’t been to a hip-hop concert yet.
But there’s a problem. For people who have never been to a hip-hop concert, just the thought of going to one can scare them. You can call yourself a noob in the hip-hop concert experience if you have no idea about the entire scene and energy at the concert.
But you need not worry about it. In this article, we are going to share five fantastic tips for a noob going to a hip-hop concert so that the concert experience becomes less intimidating and stressful and more enjoyable and fun.
Let’s get started. Let’s start with the most basic tip that applies not only to hip-hop concerts but all concerts, for that matter.
If you have ever been to a concert before, you must know how crowded these places can be. When it comes to hip-hop concerts, expect even larger crowds. If you do not want to be stuck in the mess of queues and crowds, it is better that you reach the venue an hour before everything starts.
It is better to wait at the venue than stand in lines waiting for your turn to get inside.
It does not matter what season or weather the concert is; the crowd and the heat of the event (large lights, people dancing, etc.) will take away a lot of water from your body.
People sweat a lot in concerts but, at the moment, are unaware of it or don’t even realize it. It leads to dehydration, and many attendees fall flat on the ground.
So carry water bottles with you and keep them accessible so that you can take a sip whenever you want or need them. Even if you do not want to take a sip, it is better you take a sip every thirty minutes.
Pro-tip: Carry a sports drink also with some electrolytes in it. That can help you keep your body salts balanced.
This tip might sound a bit out of place in the context of the article. You are going to a concert to listen to music. Why would anyone bring earplugs? It’s like going to a movie with a blindfold, right? Not at all.
Concerts can be loud, and by loud, we mean louder than you can imagine. Let’s say that not only can you listen to the beats and music, but you feel the beats in your body.
Having a pair of earbuds that can dampen the sound a little bit and reduce it to comfortable levels is always a great thing. What if you feel that the sound is too loud, and you want to bring it down a bit? There’s no volume control there.
So pull out your earplugs and put them on. This will not only help you to feel more comfortable by taking away all the sharp sounds but also help reduce the noise from the crowd.
Earplugs can easily fit in your pockets, and you won’t even know that they are there. So why not have something so useful and yet so easy to carry?
Since this is the first time you will be going to a hip-hop concert, you might not be aware of some of the lyrics of the artist. While you don’t need to sing along, it is always a much more fun thing to do than just standing around.
So before you go to the concert, brush up on the lyrics of the songs by the artist and sing along. It will not only help you enjoy the concert more but also mix with the crowd easily.
Going to any place new that you have not been can make you a little anxious and lead you to act out a little bit. You need to keep your calm, relax, and just be yourself.
Even though you are a noob when it comes to hip-hop concerts, at the end of the day, it is just an event where people go to have some fun, enjoy some good music, and have the best time of their lives. There is nothing too complicated here.
All you need to do is be yourself, be respectful to the people around you, and have fun. For example, if you are recording the concert and people behind you cannot see properly, it is better that you either move and record so that no one’s view is obstructed or do not record at all.
With all these tips in mind, you can easily go to any hip-hop concert and have the best time of your life. So start looking up all the upcoming 2023 hip hop concerts and start becoming the expert from the noob.