You don’t mind being in a crowd if you’re dying to see an event. Whether it’s a sporting event or a concert, you will be in the middle of thousands of people. Unfortunately, things can easily go wrong. When you place this much crowd in one area, there could be issues. Of course, you don’t want to cancel your plans because of being fearful. You still want to be there as your favorite artists perform. You even have more reasons to pursue the plan if you’re traveling to a nearby location to witness the event. The good thing is there are safety tips to consider to avoid putting yourself in danger.
Find the right seats
Make sure your seat is safe enough. If it’s a standing room, don’t be in the middle. Leaving the area can be hard when there’s an emergency. Locate the fire exits and stay as close to that area as possible. Cost shouldn’t be the only factor to help you decide where to sit.
Wear the right shoes
Again, emergencies can happen and you might have to run for your life. If it happens, you don’t want to get caught wearing flip flops or loose shoes. Find the most comfortable shoes (preferably sneakers), to ensure your safety if you have to run. Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes since they will limit your movement.
Don’t bring valuables
If you’re attending a concern, just bring your phone and concert ticket. Leave everything else behind. Don’t wear expensive jewelry or accessories that are enticing to steal. You will have difficulty in locating the perpetrators if there are thousands of people gathering in the same area.
You need energy throughout the event. Keep yourself hydrated. You don’t want to pass out because it’s too hot. Bring a bottled water if allowed. However, you also can’t drink too much since you might have to keep heading back to the restroom. If you’re in a sea of people, it takes a lot to locate the restroom and return to your seat.
Don’t take alcoholic beverages
Again, you need to be sharp if something wrong happens. Alcohol can mess up with your ability to make good decisions. You also can’t run fast if need be. Go easy on alcohol. You can drink later when the event is over.
Determine a plan in case you lose your friends
If you’re heading out with friends, there’s a chance that you might lose them. You must know what to do if it happens. Memorize some phone numbers if you lose your phone to contact them easily. Remember where you parked since it could be your meeting point. Don’t panic if you lose them and prioritize your safety.
There are risks that comes with a crowded event, but you can’t let anything stop you from seeing a concert or sporting event. As long as you’re alert and vigilant, you will be safe. Don’t start a fight and always be polite.
1st and featured image from https://qtxasset.com/quartz/qcloud4/media/image/GettyImages-866626388.jpg?VersionId=bYnoNcSHSOGlHKj1XXYBuQbqR8Au7Lwj
2nd image from https://www.spin.ph/basketball/pba/wondering-how-to-get-to-philippine-arena-for-pba-opening-here-is-how-bulacan-bocaue-sta-maria-transport-mode