Recently, we gave you some pretty good advice on why you should never take a date to a concert. But, in case you or your date makes the foolhardy decision to go to a concert together, you should know the few reasons taking a date to a concert can sometimes be an okay thing (maybe).
1. IT’S LOUD
The biggest pro to going to a concert on one of the first dates, when conversations are awkward and silence is painful, is the loudness factor. Instead of making trite-sounding smalltalk, you have a chance to shine: smile, hold hands, accidentally bump against each other, rock out to some fun music. For the shy at heart, the show provides an easy topic of conversation and the inevitable alcohol greases most social wheels. Party on, Garth.
2. YOU LOOK COOL
Everyone likes music – you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who actively hates it or really despises concerts of any kind. While it can be a bit of gamble to put your music taste out there so early in the game, it can also majorly play in your favour and give you a certain cultural cache that easily impresses. Don’t bank on enjoying it for too long though – if you’ve only chosen some “hip” band to impress your date but don’t actually care about music, you might just be setting yourself up for a swift fall into Coldplay territory (see what I did there?).
3. IT’S EASY VETTING
If you’re one of the more-or-less snobby, obscure music-loving afficionados out there, you may find this type of date a particularly (annoying but) rewarding one. Your date’s taste in music can make or break your attraction, so my advice? Play nice, give your date the benefit of the doubt, and try not to turn it into a social experiment (though at the end of the day, what else are dates?).
4. TICKETS MAY COST MOOLAH, BUT THE EXPERIENCE IS PRICELESS
Managing to strike on a good band that you both like is probably a miracle (or if you are that much of a music fan, a quick perusal through their iTunes can suffice), but it can be a miracle worth creating. I hate to get all gooey, but excellent shows with excellent company are few and far between, so make the most of it if you’ve got a good thing.
5. (GAG) THERE ARE LOTS OF DARK CORNERS FOR PDA+
As much as we discourage PDA in our partner post, if you have to do it, have the decency to keep it out of sight. Most music venues will provide a fortuitous amount of nooks and crannies to host your sweaty gropes and all-over-each-other makeouts. Bathrooms are the preferred hiding spot, keeping the gag-factor to a minimum for other patrons, and – if the chemistry gets real hot and heavy – providing just the right kind of dirty ambience for a quick rock n’ roll number.