All bands have their devoted followers, those who will attempt to see them perform wherever they are in the world. If you are considering following your favorite band, then you will need to plan carefully to avoid disappointment. You also need to consider how you are going to achieve your goals without running out of money or getting lost. Here are some of the tips you can use to follow the band you love.
Planning is Key
If you are prepared to travel the world or your country to see your favorite band, then you will need to plan carefully. Although you may know where they are going to play and when it is, there are many other things you need to work out in advance. For example, if they are far away, how will you get to the venue? You also need to think about accommodation, because if they are a popular band, the local hotels may get booked up. Think about these things well in advance, so you can get avoid disappointment.
Arranging Your Tickets
Probably one of the most important things is to get your tickets. Some bands like to play intimate venues where tickets will be scarce, so you need to keep an eye on their website and band forums to see when they go on sale. You can also scour sites like Ticket Sales to see if they have any advanced news about your band and where they will play next.
Well, you have bought your tickets and arranged your hotel, now all you need is the transport to get there. You need to think about when you need to travel, and if the roads will be busy. As with hotels, flights and coaches may get booked up if the band is popular, so try to book them in advance. If you are traveling by car, then make sure you know where you are heading and the best places to park when you get there.
Keep a Budget in Mind
It can be easy to get carried away when you attend gigs, especially if they have tempting merchandise. You need to give yourself a budget and stick to it. Your budget should account for food, fuel (if needed) and any shopping. If you have a budget, you will be able to afford a little something to remember your trip and the gig.
You don’t want to go overboard on the packing unless you are planning on going somewhere else afterwards. Remember that your bag and yourself may be searched at the gig, so don’t take anything that might be confiscated. You need to remember your camera, however, or you will miss all of those highlights during the gig. It will also give you something to look back on later.
Following a band is an amazing experience, and one that you will remember for the rest of your life. Just make sure you are organized and plan in advance.