Filipino concerts are meant for people to just have fun and drink some liquor in the Philippines. This doesn’t mean you should completely let loose. A concert, just like any event, has etiquette rules, and these are the do’s and don’ts you need to follow:
Do use comfortable footwear
You will be in your feet all day; therefore you should make sure your feet are protected. Footwear that will hurt you are:
- High heels
Footwear that will comfortable to have on the whole night are:
- Closed shoes like flats
- Low heeled boots
Do eat and drink healthy
While you are allowed to have fun and drink, you should never let it compromise your health. To stay healthy, you should:
- Drink a bottle of water right after you finish one alcoholic drink. It becomes harder to get drunk and dehydrated
- To stay hydrated, you can also bring sports drinks
- Bring nutritious snacks. Easy snacks to bring along are:
- Granola bars
- Frozen berries
- Dark chocolate
Do meet new people
It’s hard to enjoy a concert when you go to one alone. Therefore, don’t be afraid to approach new people and make new gig friends. If you are afraid of meeting new people, these are the things you can do:
- Approach them in a gentle manner. Tap on their shoulder, say hi and introduce yourself
- After introductions are made, talk over similar interests including the concert
- Buy them a drink
- Ask them for their contacts, so you can continue the friendship long after the concert is finished.
Do not leave drinks unattended
Small concerts can help in bars that sell liquor in the Philippines and other drinks. Just like everyone else, you will also choose to drink alcohol. The danger with alcohol is that creeps and harassers may put certain drugs in your cup without you knowing. Therefore, always finish your cup before putting in the table.
Do not get into fights
At a concert, you will deal with a lot of discomfort. There will be people who will push you, cut in line, block your view, and just generally be annoying in an already annoyingly tight area. It can drive anyone crazy. In fact, it has driven so many people crazy before and their anger has pushed them to start fights with other concert goers. It ruins everyone’s night
Do not be like these people. To avoid getting into fights, follow these tips:
- Read the mood of the people near you. Do you seem them shouting at each other or being physical?
- When the mood is negative, try to get away.
- If someone starts accusing you out of anger, keep your cool and apologize. Apologizing will prevent things from escalating farther
- Introduce yourself to the aggressor or accuser, and remind him that this a place to have fun.
Concerts are events of fun, but it doesn’t mean the people going should let everything loose. There are also etiquette rules that need to be followed. These do and don’ts will make sure you have the best concert experience possible.