The 12 Commandments Of Attending A Country Concert

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There are rules to attending a country concert, but apparently many people don’t know the rules.

The ways. The COMMANDMENTS. With the weather warming it means more country concerts, and country festivals. There are 12 Commandments.

And they are as follows…

12. Dress The Part

Guys have a tendency to dress up in plaid shirts, jeans, and cowboy hats from Wal-Mart like it’s Halloween or something – more power to them.

Ladies, you know how to kill it.

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11. Pedialyte

Recovery is key. If you’re going to be drinking for 3 days straight (country festical), you’re going to need a wheelbarrow’s worth of Pedialyte…..per person. Seriously though. One when you wake up, 2 throughout the day and one before bed. (1+2+1) x 3= at least 12.

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10. Master your bathroom route.

Nothing is worse than an aimless drunk starting to urinate oneself as he or she frantically pushes through the crowd.

Before you get too drinky, scout out the bathroom route, measure times, walk paths, and areas with the most attractive people you can “bump” into on your way back (if you’re single, of course).

9. Buy two (or more) drinks at once.

If the show is at a bar, speed that cluster fuck up. Keep the line moving. Buy drinks for the people/person you are with, or, two for yourself (which shows you’re there to get down).

8. Don’t throw things.

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7. Don’t punch people.

You’ll have to leave the show, guys.

6. If you’re unfamiliar with the artist, listen to him/her/them before you go.

Don’t stand there being an emotionless buzzkill – listen up before you go. Find some songs you like, and get excited for them.

5. Don’t film the entire show on Snapchat.

Your Snapchat sound and video quality is somewhere between potato and toaster. Take one Snap or photo and live in the moment.

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4. If you’re gonna dance and get freaky, warn the folks around you what they’re in store for.

The guy you bump into is less likely to pile drive you if you warn him about your inner Patrick Swayze.

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3. Drink smart.

Stick to one type of booze, and if you’re going to mix in shots, do it strategically. DO NOT do beer, mixed drink, shots, beer, mixed drinks, shots, beer, beer, shots – YACK. YACK ATTACK.

Have fun, get drunk, but always remember they’re not gonna stop making the stuff.

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2. Pregame.

Aside from saving you money, your excitement level hits that weird unnatural level going in. You’re livin’ the life with that pregame buzz – nothing else matters…until morning when reality rushes back in.

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1. Time your peak buzz to hit when the headliner belts out the first lyric.

Easier said than done, I know.

You don’t want to be sleeping in a stall or passed out at McDonald’s when the main act comes out.

Spending $40 on a ticket to drink $8 beers, to not remember anything, sorta sucks.

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