Hit The Road Jack!
2020 is shaping up to be an awesome year for music fans, as the biggest names in pop music such as BTS, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift are all going on tour in the United States and in key cities across the globe. With tickets about to go on sale soon, some of their avid fans are planning to attend multiple shows to celebrate their favourite artist and their music with people from all walks of life. If you’re planning to follow your faves as they go on tour, you’ll need to have a strategy, and you’ll need to be organised in order to have a hassle-free trip. Here’s a guide to taking to the road to see your favourite pop acts this year.
Pick the best car for your trip
There’s nothing like a road trip with friends to get you in the mood for some good music. Make sure to pick a good car by going for a reliable make and model based on user reports, and choose a compact vehicle such as a midsize SUV or a conventional car for your trip. Keep in mind that you’ll be driving along busy city streets while you’re on your way to see your favourite artist, so while an RV might make your trip more enjoyable, it can be difficult to manoeuvre this type of vehicle in tight spaces. You should also find out if the concert venues have ample parking spaces to accommodate concert goers, or if there are any alternative parking sites within the area.
Make sure to follow your faves on their official social media accounts for official tour dates and venue announcements – don’t just rely on internet news for details, as there is a lot of misleading information out there. Next, map your road trip according to the artist’s schedule, then reserve the tickets accordingly. For instance, let’s say you’re planning to attend at least three of Billie Eilish’s concerts this year. You can be there to witness her “Where Do We Go” world tour as it kicks off in Miami on March 9, then go on to the next show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 13. You and your friends can end your road trip at her New York show in Madison Square Garden on March 15.
Choose accommodations near the concert venue
Apart from making sure to reserve the tickets ahead of time, you should also make arrangements to stay in accommodation near the concert venues for your convenience. In 2018, it can be recalled that BTS fans pitched tents and camped out for a week at Citi Field before the Korean boy band’s concert, and they did the same last year at Central Park ahead of the septet’s “Good Morning America” performance. While camping out at a car park may seem like a good idea, booking a stay at a nearby AirBnB or hostel is a lot better, as you can still be part of the pre-concert fun without experiencing the hassles that come with staying at a pop up tent city.