With Iron Horse, April Wine, and the 4 days of music just around the corner, we realize that many of you may be new to the rocking concert lifestyle (seasoned rockers just take this as a refresher course). Not to fret, we here at Railway City Tourism (or should we call ourselves Rock City Tourism?) have your back and have professionally and meticulously gathered our top 4 'what NOT to do at a concert' tips! Take this advice and you will be jamming with even the most veteran of concert go'ers in no time!
DO NOT #1:
Bring a Pet
With a pet-to-owner dynamic that rivals that of Curious George and the Man with the Big Yellow Hat it can he hard to leave your pet at home, alone, without even so much as a souvenir t-shirt! But rest assured, that is where Sally, your pet iguana, wants to be! C’mon anywhere with that many stomping feet is no friend to a furry fellow with a tail (and we aren’t talking about your great uncle Tim). So, leave man’s best friend at home, because home is where the kibble is!
DO NOT #2:
Bring Your Own Instruments
Now, this may seem self-explanatory but a concert is not battle of the bands, and the headlining band may not appreciate an impromptu showcase of your rock talent in the middle of their set; it's not that you wouldn't make a stellar addition to the show, but they may not be open to changing the act half-way through. So, let them work the crowd, take the spotlight, and leave your rendition of Journey's Don't Stop Believing for another day.
DO NOT #3:
Forget to Leave Extra Items At Home
Plan ahead! You have been waiting with bated breath for months to see your favourite super star rock out in person so do not forget to leave all extra items at home! Chances are, that you will not make it past the bouncers if you bring a power tool or the life sized statue of Ke$ha that you scored off eBay - a concert is not the place. So, before leaving the house make sure you are void of all extra items!
DO NOT #4:
Forget / Not Know Who You're Seeing
Imagine biting into a delicious turkey sandwich to only find out it is PB&J, and you’re allergic. That’s how it feels showing up to a concert to find out somebody completely different is headlining. So, like the proverbial sandwich suggests, check what you’re about delve into and prep before eating! Listen through their album a couple times and web search the lyrics to at least learn the chorus of one of their songs and you’ll be a full on groupie in no time! Plus, if you get pulled onto stage you can rock out hardcore and maybe make it into the band? Who knows?
There it is folks, you have passed the Railway City Tourism's School of Concerts: Do Nots 101. As your graduation present we have given you the licence to rock out at the upcoming April Wine show!
In the unlikely chance you haven't already purchased your tickets for April Wine you still can buy them here:
In person at the Railway City Tourism Office* - 605 Talbot Street or at the Iron Horse Office - 14 St Catharine Street.
* general admission only at Railway City Tourism Office
* cash only
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