15 Ways To Enjoy A Concert Alone

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Concerts are exciting with friends, but not everyone’s schedule works out. Alternatively, you might not have a group who wants to go with you. Is there a way to enjoy a concert alone?

Although it might seem atypical, it’s certainly possible to have fun at a music event by yourself. Sit down and prepare as we dive into 15 ways to enjoy a concert alone.

1. Try to Socialize

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The first of our ways to enjoy a concert alone is to socialize if it feels like something that might make you feel better. Talking is a way many people relax, and plenty of attendees at a concert are more than willing to chat if you feel lonely and need to converse.

2. Have a Drink

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Although remaining sober might be the best way for some to enjoy their experience, others may benefit from a drink or two. It will give you something to hold and will help you take a breath as you prepare to enjoy the music. Just be careful not to over-indulge.

3. Make an Exit Plan

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Although you probably won’t need it, it’s helpful to have an exit plan if you’re at a concert by yourself. Make a plan on how to get away before you get in the venue to ensure there’s a way out if you get uncomfortable and start to panic.

4. Put On a Conversation Starter

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There’s no better way to socialize than wearing a conversation starter. If you’re at a Harry Styles concert, wear a bold pink outfit. If you’re there to see Taylor Swift, put on clothes with as many sparkles as possible to garner attention and speak to fellow attendees.

Related: Are You a Harry Styles Fan?

5. Know the Band and Songs 

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If you’re going to be at the concert by yourself, it’s best to know the band and the songs. If you’re headed to a Jonas Brothers concert, follow them on Instagram and listen to every album before you use your ticket and hear the music.

Related: The 18 Best Sibling Bands

6. Avoid Overthinking

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Next on our list of ways to enjoy a concert alone is to avoid overthinking. It’s easy to think everyone will be staring at you, and you’ll feel lonely. Forget that feeling and do everything you can to relax.

7. Keep Alert

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Remain alert when you are at the venue to remain safe. Although you should have fun, remember you are by yourself and be aware of your surroundings to stay safe when you leave.

8. Remain In The Moment

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Relax and live in the moment. Focus on what is right in front of you rather than the worries about attending the event as an individual.

9. Keep Out Of Lines

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If you can, pay more money to get your ticket ahead of time on Ticketmaster and avoid lines as much as possible. It will lower your anxiety levels and keep you moving towards your goal – your seat.

10. Make a List of Goals

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Next on our list of ways to enjoy a concert alone is to create goals you want to accomplish. Search for that ideal merchandise or sing along to the lyrics of every song at the experience. 

11. Prepare Your Gear

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Get everything ready ahead of time to feel secure. Pack a water bottle, a charger, and anything else you might need to succeed.

12. Join a Music Lover/Fan Group

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Many music genres and bands have Facebook or other social media groups in large cities. Join one of these groups in advance and you just might find other solo concertgoers who are attending the same evening and might want to spend time together at the concert. 

13. Stay in Motion

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Always remain in motion to keep yourself loose and comfortable. Dance to all the songs, sing along, or head to the concession stand to get a small snack.

14. Scan The Venue Beforehand

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Look at a map online of the venue before visiting for your concert to ensure you’re comfortable with the layout. Determine how you will get in and where you will exit at the end of the experience.

15. Have Fun

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Our final advice on our ways to enjoy a concert alone is to have fun – after all, that is why you’re going. Let loose and enjoy this one-in-a-lifetime experience with yourself, making an evening you will never forget.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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