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Prepare Like a Pro for the Ultimate Outdoor Concert Experience
3/9/2017 9:22:23 AM

Seeing great artists in concert can be a fun exciting excursion.If you know what to expect, and you’re prepared, you can enjoy the experience even more.

1) MONEY – The concert may be free, but food, beverages, and souvenirs are not, so bring along cash since many vendors are not set up for credit/debit cards.

2) WEATHER – Temperature fluctuations in Southwest Louisiana are notorious as is the change from dry and clear, to cool and wet. Watch the weather reports and consider bringing towels and umbrellas with you.

3) What to PACK –

- Earplugs - If you, a friend, or family member are sensitive to loud sounds, bring ear plugs or head sets to counter annoying amplification.

- Seating – Consider seating arrangements and bring folding chairs or blankets.

- Food - Save money by bringing your own snacks and drinks. (Coolers are often not allowed. Check the rules.)

- Sun Wear – If the show begins during daylight on a sunny day, bring sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.

- Children – Children may get bored easily and need distractions. Bring along small toys or electronic devices.

- Potty breaks - Add baby wipes, packs of tissue, hand sanitizer, and some toilet paper, in case the restrooms or porta-potties run out.

- Lost in the Crowd - Consider bringing a unique flag or other marker to re-find your spot in the crowd after visiting the restroom or concessions.

4) What to WEAR

- Cool Comfort - Be sure to dress comfortably and for the weather conditions expected. Even if the weather calls for a comfortable temperature, anytime a large number of people gather together, the mercury tends to rise.

- Shoes - Leave the heels and open-toed shoes at home since you may be doing a lot of walking, standing, or even dancing. Not to mention many people get their feet stepped on at outdoor experiences.

- Warmth - You might dress cool, but bring a sweater or lightweight jacket for after the sun goes down.

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