Tips to Survive Stampede and Chaos Especially in a Rock Concert

Concerts are fun. If your idols are performing on stage, you will surely want to be on the front row. There are lots of fans who will even go to places far from where they live just to see their favorite stars perform.

Although going to concerts is a great way to relax and have fun, the problem is it could also pose some risks. Take note that there were several incidents in the past that have occurred involving concerts where a lot of people have died or were injured.

In a rock concert in France last year, someone opened fire that led to the death of many people. There were other concerts were the audience became too rowdy. As a result, there was stampede and it also killed people.

This means that if you are attending major concerts where there are hundreds upon thousands of people who are joining, make sure that you are fully prepared for what is going to happen. Incidents may happen any time.

Look for the best seat

Make sure that you are seated in a good location. You can’t be in the middle of a crowd where it would be difficult for you to leave in the event of an emergency. Sometimes, in choosing a concert seat, we are only concerned about how close we are to the performer. You must also consider how easy it would be for you to escape if something goes wrong.

Check the emergency exits

If the concert is held indoors, make sure that you know where to find the emergency exits. This is where you should go just in case something wrong happens. Whether it is a fire or someone opened fire, you can easily escape if you are near the emergency exits.

Don’t panic

It is a very stressful situation when you are involved in a stampede. Take note though that panicking will only make things worse. This is why you have to avoid panicking as much as possible. It doesn’t help at all. Try to relax and tell other people around you to do the same. If it is a stampede, panic has caused it to begin with. If someone is shooting people or there is fire, just set your eyes on the emergency exit and go out.

Cover up

Find a way to reach the exit without being noticed if someone is opening fire. You don’t want to run really fast since you will be easily noticed. If you have to crawl or use something else to cover your body, go ahead and do it. If there’s a fire, cover your nose first. You don’t want to be unconscious as the smoke starts to get in. This will surely let you get trapped.

Don’t forget to have fun 

Although these incidents are possible, they are rare. It would be great if you are prepared. Just don’t forget that the main goal is to attend the concert and have fun. If there are performers whom you really like especially the ones from, you have to make the most of it.