If you’re an older adult who would like to take advantage of your opportunities to go to a concert or attend live music at a venue, there are a few things that you might want to plan for before your big night out. Especially if you’re used to the conditions at your senior living community, you may want to prepare yourself for the rigors that you could be facing when going to a live music venue, particularly if you haven’t been to one in years and years. 

To help you with this, here are three tips for attending a concert as an older adult. 

Look Into Your Transportation Options

One of the first things that you should think about when you’re wanting to go to a concert is how you’re going to get there and how you’ll plan to move around the music venue. 

If you have a handicap parking permit, you may be able to park very close to the doors of the venue and get inside quickly. However, if you’re just planning to drive your car and park in the parking lot or parking structure, you could wind up having to walk a lot. If this isn’t something you’re wanting to do, you may want to consider your options for public transit that could get you closer without having to worry about parking. Another option is to hire a car to drive you and drop you off there so that you can exit your ride right at the entrance. 

Use The Bathroom Strategically

When you’re paying for a ticket to a concert, you’re not going to want to miss a second of it. But if you find that you have to visit the restroom frequently, you’ll want to be very strategic about how you plan these trips so that you don’t wind up spending all night waiting in line for the toilet

To do this, consider going before you arrive at the venue and then again before the concert starts. During the show, you may want to limit your fluid intake so that you’re not having to leave your spot and fight the crowds to go to the bathroom again. 

Choose Venues With Seating Available

Depending on the type of concert that you’re going to, you may want to double check that there will be seating available to you. Sometimes in smaller venues or for concerts with more modern musicians, seating might not be available. So if you need to have a place to sit down and rest, make sure you attend concerts at venues that give you an assigned seat or that have seating available so you’re not having to stand all night.

If you love music and want to continue attending concerts as an older adult, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you ensure that you’re able to have a great time. 

Tiana Rex