|Wear the shirt of the band playing so other people know you're a fan.|
Get there early if you want to be up close.
Most important of all? Have fun :)
|no one gives a shit and if they do they're prolly major douchebags. find a comfy spot and enjoy urself. i'm sure people are gonna be going wild stage diving/singing so cut loose bud |
might be smart to bring ear plugs
|have fun. 1. jeans and a t shirt[hoodie if its cold] 2. in proximity to a pit : if anyones down help them up / push or bump don't punch. easiest way to get to the front is while the band is setting up just kinda 'xcuse me' your way through the crowd. if you wanna meet the band they'll usually pop in at the merch table after a set, likewise if you buy merch early into a gig you've gotta hold onto it the rest of the night[shirts you can throw on rq/cds can fit in pockets but case might get cracked]|
|Is there an unspoken dress code I should follow?|
This only applies if you are going to some snobby clubs such as the Berghain in Germany. Otherwise, no.
Are there general rules of conduct to adhere to?
Some of them, like, try not requesting songs between sets, it is annoying and the band will most likely ignore you.
"likewise if you buy merch early into a gig you've gotta hold onto it the rest of the night[shirts you can throw on rq/cds can fit in pockets but case might get cracked]"
This one is very important, however, if you want an item reallh bad and, you are afraid other fights might come by and buy all of them, I would suggest you to buy either a record, CD or a cassette as they might sell out at the end of the gig.
Don't be afraid to come in alone, you can attend a concert on your own, it's not weird going on your, just don't over think it.
Don't be afraid to talk to strangers, you might be able to meet interesting people with similar tastes and interests.
And most importantly, have fun.
|Support the bands, talk to strangers, and HAVE A BLAST!|
|immediately demand a refund|
|I highly recommend sweatpants with zippers, that way you can have your keys/phone/wallet on you at all times while having very little chance of losing them|
Also in regards to buying merch early in the set, if you have a drawstring bag you'll be fine... also good for smuggling water in lol i've rarely actually got my bag checked and even when I do the security doesn't care what's in it as long as you don't have a weapon (also not huge deal to put whatever clothing you buy on over top what you are already wearing, venues be blasting the AC even in the winter so its doubtful you'll get too hot unless you spend the entire show in the pit)
|Also if you don't feel comfortable bringing your whole wallet... every venue i've gone to post-covid has those apple pay compatible kiosks so you can just pay for merch/drinks with your phone. Always bring your ID though|
|Hard agree with YoYo, smash someone's face if they give you attitude.|
|In agreement with everyone else, i do also agree with wearing earplugs. May not be too necessary if you don’t plan to go to more concerts, but you’ll very likely hear things just fine with them and it ain’t worth the risk to your hearing. Either way, i hope you have a good time!|
|Definitely bring earplugs. Your non ringing ears will thank you. I think they make the mysic sound better too|
|How exciting! |
|Still remember my first concert, Sham 69 + The Exploited back in 2008. Wattie Buchan threw empty beer bottles at us from the stage and the crowd returned the favor, than the police arrived.|
It's going to be great, have fun and wear ear plugs!
|cant imagine thrice would have a uniform. like what "scene" is that? wear a fuckin polo shirt for all i care|
at metal shows someone miiiight think youre homo if youre not lookin metal but no one would say anything to you regardless
|i used to wear a sweater with a bunch of horses on it to metal shows in atlanta for a while until some people started recognizing me as horse sweater guy and i ditched that shit. i like the anonymity of shows, you get to go wild in some place where you arent gonna see these people again for a while. drink 13 beers. before going in. |
|Buy a beer and headbang that's all you need|
|I just rock a band shirt, jeans and a hoodie to everything. So basically my daily attire lol. Just show up and have a good time. I recommend the front row and normally it's not hard to get up there. I also second the person who said ear plugs might be a good idea. I've never worn ear plugs to a show but after years of attending hundreds of metal shows I kinda regret it because my hearing is total shit now. Never seen Thrice but I've heard they put on a good show|