It is almost the end of the year and as expected, adverts for annual end-of-year music shows such as Rhythm Unplugged etc. have started rolling out on TV and other media channels. This music shows usually offer a lot of fun but this does not mean it’s easy to attend one of these shows, however. If you aren’t familiar with Lagos city, you will most likely need help from a friend to give you tips on how to survive it. There are certainly a lot of things you need to keep in mind. But don’t worry, Jumia Travel, in this article, offers you tips to help make your time in music shows more enjoyable and not have you feeling lost or out of place.
Congratulations! Despite the hard times, you have purchased the tickets that grant you entry into the music show. As you would when you attend any important event, be early. Basically, if you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. Coming early ensures that you pick out a great spot to sit so as to get a better view of the performances of the day. Be at the venue at least 30 minutes to an hour earlier than announced or written on the ticket. You may even arrive earlier than that depending on the size of your fandom.
Bring the right toiletries
It is a music show, there will be a lot of people and the toilets will be crammed with people. You want to make sure you don’t have to run to the toilet every single moment. Some good things to carry with you at all times are a small bit of toilet paper or a travel-sized pack of Kleenex, as well as wet wipes and hand sanitizer. Facial wipes and hand wipes are good ways to wash the sweat off without easy access to showers.
Drink with caution
You really do not want to get drunk at a music show, even if you are with friends. You’re there to see live music, not get so wasted that you have to be escorted out by security .Yes, it is a music show, it’s a given that there will be a lot of people trying to sell you booze and it will be much more fun when you are drinking, but…remember that the heat and exhaustion you are feeling will make your body’s response to drugs and alcohol different than usual, and may cause you more harm than good. Again, the drinks are usually overpriced and buying them would be a rip-off.
Leave your gadgets at home
A rule of thumb for attending a music show in Lagos is that you don’t bring anything that you wouldn’t want to have stolen. While it might be a great idea to come with your laptop or iPad so you can type in your experience or a fancy camera so that you can indulge your photography hobby by snapping great shots of your favorite musicians performing, it might be very risky to do so at a music show. Even going with your phone (especially if it is expensive) could be a huge risk .
Be Sure To Take Along Fellow Fans with You
The best way to survive and enjoy a music show is to go with friends who are also fans of the performers at the event. Basically, it is always more fun with more people.
Nkem Ndem is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel.