A lot of people go to small rock concert parties and stadium events with little thought in their minds about the things that can go wrong. Yet a single event during or after the show can ruin a person’s life for days, weeks, months or even years. Consider the following ways to improve your chances of having an enjoyable time without any unpleasantness afterward.
Hearing damage often happens at loud concerts. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, close up “long or repeated” exposure to 85 decibels or more of sound, which is louder than a normal conversation but not as loud as a motorcycle, can cause buzzing, ringing, tinkling and roaring in the ears, also known as tinnitus, throughout your life and even permanent hearing loss.
Don’t Drink and Drive
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 28 people every day in the United States die in impaired driving accidents caused by alcohol. Professionals, like those at Great Northern Insurance Agency, know that nearly 10,000 people died in 2014 in these types of accidents and 209 of those deaths involved children younger than 15 years old. If you somehow escape physically unscathed, you might never be allowed to drive unless you carry additional SR-22 insurance that proves that an insurance company trusts you to drive.
Never Leave Alone
Whether you’re a man or woman, it’s far too easy these days for someone to attack you while you’re distracted by feeling happy or disappointed after an event. Never leave a show by yourself. Walk out with a large group of people whenever possible. If necessary, ask the host of the party or two or more event employees or vendors to walk you to your vehicle or public transportation stop.
A fun party or stadium event can result in a lot of negative scenarios. If you plan to hook up with someone after the event, carry contraceptives and the number of an emergency contact who can pick you up if things go wrong. Even if you leave a show with a large group of people, you should also carry portable security items, such as mace on a key chain and a loud alert whistle or alarm, in case you become separated from the group and someone tries to attack you.
These four methods won’t stop every negative incident. That said, following these steps can help you to decrease the number and severity of negative life-altering incidents after a rock concert.