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Posted September 6, 2022 by Chris in Features
 
 

5 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Next Concert Experience

Going to a concert is always a great time. When the band is playing well and the crowd is in the right frame of mind, a concert can give you an absolutely unforgettable experience. If you’re a real concert aficionado, though, why stop there? You could be the type of person who just goes to a concert, watches the show and leaves, or you could be the type who is always happy for any opportunity to enhance the experience even further. If you fall into the second category, this article is for you. These are some easy and cheap ways to make your next concert experience even better.

Bring Some Delta-8 Vape Juice

Have you heard about Delta-8 THC? It’s related to the better-known cannabinoid Delta-9 THC. Unlike Delta-9, though, Delta-8 isn’t a controlled substance at the federal level. That’s because it’s sourced from industrial hemp, which contains less than 0.3 percent Delta-9. Confused yet? No need to worry. The important thing to remember about Delta-8 is that it produces a sensation similar to what you’d get from smoking cannabis – which is a definite no-no at almost all concerts – but it’s completely legal everywhere unless it happens to be banned at the state level – which is true in a few states.

Grabbing a vape pen and some Delta-8 vape juice is one of the best things that you can do to spice up your next concert experience. People who use Delta-8 find it to be simultaneously relaxing and elevating – exactly the type of sensation that’s going to put you into the right mindset to enjoy a great concert. Many concert venues forbid smoking or vaping, so you’ll want to check the rules before you start puffing. You’re unlikely to bother those around you when you use a Delta-8 vape, though, because you can hold the vapor in your lungs for several seconds before you exhale it. When you exhale after holding the vapor in for a while, there’s no scent and no visible cloud.

Carpool with Your Friends

Unless you’re fortunate enough to live down the road from a concert venue, there’s a good chance that there’s going to be a good amount of driving involved when you go to most concerts. Why drive by yourself when you could turn the experience into a road trip with your friends instead? The anticipation of going to a concert is half of the fun, and it’s an experience that’s best shared by listening to the performer’s recordings and sharing stories with your friends while you’re on the way there. 

Carpooling to a concert with your friends isn’t just great for enhancing the fun of the experience – it also helps to ensure that everyone in your group will get home safely after the show. Before hitting the road, select one member of the group who will not drink or consume any mind-altering substances during the show. That person will be your designated driver. If there happens to be someone in your group who is a teetotaler anyway, that’s a bonus. If not, you’ll have to draw straws or create a rotation, so everyone knows whose turn it is to drive and whose turn is coming up next. Remember that getting home safely is always the most important part of any concert, so there’s no excuse for not having a designated driver.

Record the Show

Recording concerts is a bit of a controversial topic. Some bands actively encourage it because they believe that widespread availability of live recordings reduces bootlegging and helps to create new fans. Other bands forbid the recording of shows and will actually have security personnel remove anyone caught recording a performance. If you want to record a show and come home with a memento of your experience, you’ll want to know the band’s policy on recording first. Going to a concert isn’t cheap, and you definitely don’t want to risk getting kicked out.

If you decide to try recording a concert, you could certainly do so by using an audio or video recording app on your phone. You might end up regretting that decision, though, because it’ll prevent you from using your phone during the show. You might want to have it available, so you can take pictures or text your friends. If you want to make a high-quality recording of a full concert, you’ll usually get the best result with a standalone audio recorder. Don’t forget that an external stereo microphone will always do a better job of capturing the show than your device’s built-in microphone. Consider buying a pair of small binaural microphones that can clip to a hat. The resulting recording will be as close as possible to what you actually experienced at the concert. More importantly, it’ll leave your hands free – you really don’t want to hold a microphone in the air for two hours.

Remain in the Moment

Speaking of keeping your hands free – have you ever looked around at a concert and noticed how many people were so concerned about taking the perfect pictures and video clips for their social media followers that they hardly seemed to be paying attention to the show at all? Sharing your life with your friends on social media can be fun, but it can also go too far if it prevents you from living in the moment. Don’t watch the show through your phone’s screen – watch it with your eyes and be an active participant. You wouldn’t want to go home with the perfect set of pictures for your followers but no real memories of the actual experience.

Dress Comfortably

Here’s a concert enhancement tip that can feel like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how often people fail to think about it when they’re getting ready to go to a concert: Dress comfortably. It’s normal to want to look good when you’re going to be spending a few hours out in public among friends and potentially thousands of strangers. The fact is, though, that you’re only going to get so much attention because you’re not the star of the show. The stars are the people you’re paying to see on stage, and your experience isn’t going to be as much fun as it could be if you’re sweaty and can’t take your mind off of your sore feet. 


Chris

 
I listen to and write about music!