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There are few things as fun as going to a big concert.
Seeing your favorite bands, singers, or performers at a live concert venue is one of the most amazing experiences you could ever wish for.
And of course, California is known for some of its amazing and truly massive concert venues.
But here’s the problem.
At these big concerts, things can sometimes get a little bit dangerous.
And for that reason, it actually pays to keep a few safety tips in mind whenever you’re attending a crowded concert.
Hopefully, your safety won’t ever be in jeopardy at one of these events.
But just in case, here are five tips to stay aware of as you attend your favorite concerts and have a ton of fun with the rest of the crowd.
Let’s jump into it.
1. Stick Close To Security
If this is a pretty big concert venue, and if there are some pretty big-named artists performing at the venue, then the odds are really good that the event organizers hired professional security to safeguard the event.
If you have a safety concern, it’s always a good idea to figure out where these security guards are located—and to stick close to that area.
Of course, you don’t have to hover right around them.
But just being aware of their location can help to bring you not only peace of mind, but also knowledge of where to go if things go wrong or get dangerous.
2. Watch Out For Mosh Pits
Mosh pits are basically groups of people who dance, jump, or even run around very enthusiastically during the high points of the concert.
These are more common at rock and metal concerts, but you never know where they may pop up.
Getting involved directly in a mosh pit is actually pretty dangerous.
You could get rammed into, or even catch an elbow or a leg to the face!
People have even been known to fall down and get trampled during mosh pits.
So for best results, if you see one of these pits opening up in the middle of the concert crowd, avoid it!
3. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
Just in general, being aware of your surroundings and of any potential dangers that might exist around you is very important.
For example, keep an eye out for sketchy looking people.
Keep an eye out for dangerous looking equipment that could fall over or get knocked over.
Be aware of how people are acting in certain specific areas.
At some especially large music festivals, you may run into situations where people may distribute illegal substances during the concert.
Staying away from these types of activities will definitely help to keep you safer—but the only way to know that it’s happening is to be aware of your surroundings.
4. Avoid Getting Stuck In The Middle Of The Crowd
Getting stuck in the middle of a large crowd at a concert can actually be pretty dangerous.
For best results, you may want to stick closer to the edges of the crowd where you could easily slip out if things got crazy.
Of course, the type of concert also matters.
A rowdy rock concert is a lot different from a calm and relaxed classical music recital.
However, the same principle still applies.
Getting stuck in the middle of a crowd is also always just a little bit more dangerous than making your way toward the edges of one.
5. Always Stick With A Friend (Or A Group Of Friends)
Last but certainly not least, it’s always a great idea to attend concerts with a friend.
Or, even better, with a group of friends to ensure your safety.
There is always more safety in numbers.
You can check up on each other, help each other out, and just in general look out for each other as you enjoy the event and have fun together.
So next time you plan to purchase tickets for a concert, consider talking to your friends and seeing if they’d like to attend as well.
Not only will this make the event that much more fun, but it’ll also help you to be that much safer as well.
There you have it.
Five tips for how to stay safe at a crowded concert in California.
California is awesome, and the concerts are certainly no less so.
As long as you stay safe and keep your wits about you, you should be free to have a great time—and you shouldn’t have any issue staying safe and secure.
You’ve got this.
Now get out there and have a great time.