A live show is a special way to experience your favorite band. It’s not uncommon for impatient fans to browse the web in search of the concert playlist, even months before the event takes place. With every passing day, the excitement grows and people are eagerly anticipating the big date. However, expectations do not always correspond to reality, especially if your tickets are general admission. There is always a risk that you may lose valuable items, you may feel claustrophobic as you’ll barely have any space to move around, you may run out of water (and it may be for the better, specifically if you need to shuffle between hundreds of people just to get to the mile-long line for the WC). That being said, you shouldn’t miss out on the fun, especially when Chicago is up for a few great shows this summer – Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Green Day with Fall Out Boy and Weezer are going to rock the city in August. Not to mention that in September the Windy City will provide a stage for Blake Shelton, Jonas Brothers, and Harry Styles!
In order to best enjoy those shows, you need to be aware that renting a charter bus in Chicago can make your general admission concert as comfortable as it could get.

Consider concert transportation services in Chicago

This might sound strange to you, even more so if you live in Chicago, however, hiring a transportation company to take you and your friends to the concert could turn out to be a wise decision. First of all, If you want to have the slightest chance of enjoying the front row during a general admission concert, you need to get to the venue as early as possible. Here’s when an experienced chauffeur, who knows how to navigate the city and stays away from busy streets will come in handy. Additionally, if you hire a transportation company, you won’t have to worry about parking. You can simply sit, relax, and even have some pre-drinks with your buddies while you’re riding.

Also, remember that sometimes you have to wait (more than 5 – 6) hours prior to the gate opening in order to secure a nice spot near the stage. When you have a dedicated minibus just for you and your friends, you won’t have to carry huge amounts of food, water, and other necessities with you at all times during the big wait. Talking about necessities, don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your ticket, your phone, your keys, any medication you may need, and even a small bottle of sunscreen. You can conveniently leave everything you don’t need in the van. It’s better to take a walk to the vehicle and grab what you need, rather than to juggle water bottles and snacks throughout the whole day.

Keep in mind that you may also be required to bring a face mask. Even though the world is slowly returning to normal and COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, you don’t want to risk getting infected at the venue, or during your ride to it for that matter. This is yet another reason to avoid using public transport to get to the concert. Many people from all over the world are prepared to pack their bags and travel great distances just to see their favorite star perform. This means that although Chicago may be handling the pandemic well, people from other countries could still carry the virus and transmit it to you while on the bus. Although this risk exists, there are COVID-19 safety measures specifically designed for such events, as ticketmaster.com shares.

Wrap up your evening with ease

Preparing for the big wait before the start of the concert is essential, but knowing how to call it a night with finesse is just as important. With general admission tickets, one’s for sure – by the end of the night you will be extremely tired, dehydrated and your voice will be husky. All you’ll want to do is just get to a bed or at least to a comfortable sitting space. You will definitely not want to take the walk to the nearest bus stop or underground station (especially if you’ve been on your feet for more than 10 hours) just to spend a couple more hours traveling to your home. Not to mention that commuting home while exhausted during the heavy after-concert traffic can leave a bitter taste in your mouth and you may be left with bad memories about otherwise a spectacular show.

The good news is you can hire a transportation company, avoid all the drama and feel like a rockstar yourself. Not only is the chauffeur going to know convenient routes, which go around traffic jams, but you’ll be able to relax, take a few breaths, drink a glass of chilled water and even have a quick nap on your way home.