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31 Aug 2008, 1:07 pm

Hey.

I never really come on much anymore (DeviantArt's too addicting...), but I need some advice.

So, I'm going to a Flyleaf concert tomorrow.

But... this is my first concert and I'm not sure how I'll deal with the noise - meaning the other fans around me.

Any advice? Or is it really not that bad? Technically, I usually only get overstimulated if I'm in a bad mood, but... I'm a bit nervous. D8


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31 Aug 2008, 1:13 pm

Take earplugs. This is advice I would give to ANYONE, not just those with Asperger's. I've had a ringing in my ears, tinnitus, since I was 15, because Muse were so stupidly loud. It's good sense for everybody, not just you. Because that ringing after a gig might never go away.



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31 Aug 2008, 1:15 pm

Whatever happens, see it the whole way through. You'll be much stronger for it in the end.


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31 Aug 2008, 1:17 pm

Hopefully you'll be having too much fun to care about all the sensory things going on around you. I went to a Madonna concert in 2004 and it was awesome!



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31 Aug 2008, 1:18 pm

yeah, earplugs would definitely help. also, green tea's been said to produce a calming sensation on people. try some relaxation music before you leave.

i've been to about four concerts or so and i've noticed that i don't become overstimulated. i'm too absorbed in the music to notice anything else. if overstimulation does occur then leave the stadium for a few seconds and take a breather.

important:are you going with someone?


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31 Aug 2008, 1:20 pm

tinky wrote:
important:are you going with someone?


Yeah, I am. Why?

And earplugs sound good, thanks!

I'll definitely try the tea, too.


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31 Aug 2008, 1:21 pm

oh, good. if you're with someone then they could definitely help you out if you have problems. going by yourself wouldn't too fun, anywayz :D


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31 Aug 2008, 1:25 pm

Nairin wrote:
tinky wrote:
important:are you going with someone?


Yeah, I am. Why?

And earplugs sound good, thanks!

I'll definitely try the tea, too.


Earplugs are a must. Remember to take a deep breath every now and then; sounds silly, but the energy and sound of the crowd can be incredible. Relax appropriately. And enjoy the show!


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31 Aug 2008, 1:25 pm

tinky wrote:
oh, good. if you're with someone then they could definitely help you out if you have problems. going by yourself wouldn't too fun, anywayz :D


Ah, okay! That makes sense.


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31 Aug 2008, 1:28 pm

ear plugs, and go with at least one other friend. Never go to shows alone, and always stay with at least one person you know. Also, avoid mosh pits if there are any (I don't know the band you're going to see, but there's always a good chance that there will be a mosh pit)

Concerts are so much fun, you'll probably be too focused on the music to be overwhelmed. It's fantastic. Hope you have a great time!



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31 Aug 2008, 2:51 pm

lovely avatar, pinkbowtiepumps :D


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31 Aug 2008, 3:49 pm

i go to loads of concerts, but they're all local bands. take earplugs, though I've never needed them. Many timesI'll get REALLY nervous before a concert, (one time i actually broke down in tears and refused to go) But once i get there, after the initial anxiety of not seeing someone i know RIGHT away (but usually i do) i end up having fun. One thing is though, beware of the drunks, especialy if your not used to them. I find with asperger's its hard to tell when some people are drunk, so be careful



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31 Aug 2008, 4:03 pm

I go to as many gigs and music festivals as possible. I like to get down the front in the moshpit and never wear earplugs. Actually I would feel a bit stupid wearing earplugs. I'm also fine with going on my own if no-one else wants to go and it's a band I really like.



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31 Aug 2008, 5:27 pm

Nairin wrote:
Hey.

I never really come on much anymore (DeviantArt's too addicting...), but I need some advice.

So, I'm going to a Flyleaf concert tomorrow.

But... this is my first concert and I'm not sure how I'll deal with the noise - meaning the other fans around me.

Any advice? Or is it really not that bad? Technically, I usually only get overstimulated if I'm in a bad mood, but... I'm a bit nervous. D8


If it becomes too much go to the washroom and regroup.



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31 Aug 2008, 5:59 pm

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ear plugs, and go with at least one other friend. Never go to shows alone, and always stay with at least one person you know. Also, avoid mosh pits if there are any (I don't know the band you're going to see, but there's always a good chance that there will be a mosh pit)

Concerts are so much fun, you'll probably be too focused on the music to be overwhelmed. It's fantastic. Hope you have a great time!
what is mosh pit?


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