Sometimes, attending a rock concert isn’t just about enjoying the music. Rock concerts can be excellent opportunities to socialize with other rock fans who share your tastes and interests. Like any social event, you may be stuck on your wardrobe options. Here are some ideas on what to wear to a rock concert.
Don’t Overthink It
A big message in rock music is to be yourself and go against the grain. This message underlies many rock songs and is a common motto of most famous rock bands and musicians. So, the first thing you should do is ditch the nerves. Going to a rock concert should be a fun, memorable experience. You don’t need to go on a three-day crazed shopping spree just for a rock concert outfit. Pick something that you feel shows your personality. When the rule is “dress to your tastes”, it’s easy to make the right choice.
That being said…
Keep It Casual
If your go-to social outfit is a fancy suit or a ballgown, you might have to rethink your personal tastes for this particular occasion. Remember, you will be packed into a small space with hundreds, if not thousands, of other rock fans. No matter how air-conditioned the venue or wide the open space, things are going to get hot and sweaty.
For men, a simple t-shirt and jeans combination is a classic outfit that you can consider for a rock concert. Sleeveless t-shirts to show off the guns are also a popular choice. If long leans aren’t your thing, board shorts are another option to consider, although you’ll be in the minority.
As for t-shirts, pick the one that you feel good in but also don’t mind possibly getting dirty. Rethink wearing band march if you don’t want to look like a newbie.
You’ll do well to pack an extra t-shirt just in case you need a quick change. For women, the t-shirt and skinny jeans combo is a classic, but you can shake things up with some shorts if you prefer.
Keep It Breezy
We mean this literally. Opt for light fabrics in summer and leave your coats in the locker room in winter, because no matter the weather outside, the venue will heat up like a sauna. Try wearing a long-sleeved, heavy cotton shirt to a rock concert and you’ll instantly regret it.
Cover Your Feet Possibly the biggest and most important wardrobe rule for rock concerts is the “no flip-flops. rule. This is for your own safety. If you want to keep your toes intact for the duration of the concert, wear a pair of sneakers or boots. Flipflops, sandals, heels, and other footwear that bare your fragile toes to the thoughtless heels of your fellow concertgoers should be left in the closet.
Ditch Large Jewelry Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces are some great ways to show off your individuality and spice up your outfit but don’t overdo it Big and/or dangly jewelry can get caught in hair, injure others, and generally just get in the way. Rubber band bracelets are a fun and popular rock concert accessory, and they are safe, as well.
Just remember, rock concerts are very active events, sometimes even aggressive. Even if you do not plan on rocking out in the mosh pit, it can be easy to get carried along with the crowd once you get into the spirit of things. Don’t wear anything that you will regret losing or damaging.