5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To A Concert At The Metro

image1-2When my friend called me saying that I was going to a concert with her at The Metro I was excited. This would be my first concert at The Metro.

I hadn’t even heard of the singer James Bay, but now I’m absolutely obsessed.

I had a great time at the concert this past Tuesday. However, here are 5 things I Wish I Knew Before Going To A Concert At The Metro.

1. Wear Comfortable Shoes

You will be standing from the time you arrive at The Metro until the time you leave The Metro. My friend and I went and saw James Bay there last Tuesday night. We arrived at 6 PM for a sold out show that started at 9 PM and stood in a line until the doors opened at 7 PM. The Metro is a standing venue, meaning there are no seats for the audience.

2. Bring cash

The bars at The Metro take cash only. Sure, there are ATMs at the bar but are you willing to pay a fee for an ATM that isn’t your bank? Hint: There’s a Chase ATM right across the street.

3. Have a ticket in hand

View from my place on the balcony. Photo by Mariah Evely
View from my place on the balcony. Photo by Mariah Evely

Do not do will call. Right before the doors open to let you in, they will separate you into two lines. Ticket in hand and will call. Will call has to stand in another line and give their name at the same time that ticket in hand gets to go in, get their ticket scanned, and run to the barrier. If it’s your aim to be as close to the stage as you can be, then have your ticket in hand.

4. Everyone forgets about the Balcony

I have to give mad props to my friend Kara. She’s the one that told me that I should go up to the balcony. While I looked down at everyone crammed together down on the floor, I was against the rail of the balcony with the bar directly behind me.I watched people try to weave their back to their spots from the bar. I just turned around walked two steps to the bar and ordered a drink and was back to my spot in no time.

5. Don’t rush out. Even though the venue is closed. 

Everyone and their mothers will be rushing out once the concert is over. You should take your time. Finish your drink slowly (not too slowly though) and then make your way downstairs to exit. This way you won’t be pushed or rushed to exit by the other concert goers.

The most important thing is to have fun! I hope that this blog post helps to make your experience at The Metro a memorable one.

Picture from when I was on the barricade next to the stage. Photo by Mariah Evely
Picture from when I was on the barricade next to the stage. Photo by Mariah Evely
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