13 Things to Know about Concerts

by on July 4, 2014

Going to shows has always made me anxious, but I also tend to find them to be uniquely wonderful experiences that I can't imagine missing after their over. So I wanted to offer up some advice for people who might be nervous about going to shows. A couple of things I thought of after I made the video include:

1. Make sure that you're headed to a part of town you'll be safe in and have a very good and stable plan for getting home.

2. It's usually pretty easy to meet performers after the show, but they often have to move their own equipment and the venue will require them to be out by a certain time, so understand if they can't hang.

If you have any other advice, make sure to list it in the comments.

There are still tickets for a few of our shows if you want to come: http://edwardspoonhands.com/post/89196780970/harryandthepotters-poster-illustration-by

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

abril July 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

Hello Mr Green, my name is Abril , I live in Argentina , I want you to said that I like it so much your book “under the same star”
And I wanted to know if you are going to make another book for teenager? Yours truly , Abril .


Mridu July 6, 2014 at 2:28 am


you mean the fault in our stars? right? oh and you can go to his wikipedia page and find all the books he has written. There’s a couple more!


Pato July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

The thing is, in Spanish, “The Fault in Our Stars” was translated to “Bajo la Misma Estrella”, which in English would be “Under the Same Star”… It happens all the time…
I should recommend “Looking For Alaska”, “An Abundance of Katherines” and “Paper Towns”; though, by far, “The Fault in Our Stars” is the best (and the only one translated into Spanish)


Rayanne July 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm

hi Mr. Green, I think Rayane is the
third time that I write you. I
wanna know what happens to
Hazel in “Blame it on the stars?”
And the family of Gus? The
Isacc? Please do not be a Van
Houten, why I have no money to
go to Indiana, answer me
please …. Rayanne


Paola Susulin July 9, 2014 at 6:16 am

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY! I don’t have money to go Indiana but Mr. Green if you have spare time you can go here in the Philippines and you know we could talk about stuff like this HAHA.


Christina July 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I write to you today on this excruciatingly hot day because and yes I’m not commenting on the video. This is the second time I’ve written to you. PLEASE RESPOND, and please don’t be like Peter Van Houten. You’ve inspired me to be a writer. I’m not a nerd. I’m not in a fan club. I don’t have any TFIOS official merchandise. I also am not in a fan club. By this time your thinking your regretting reading this. If you even do. Or your thinking I talk too much about myself. I’ve read Let it Snow, Will Grayson, The Fault in our Stars.


Mare July 8, 2014 at 11:39 am

Thank you, John! Okay, my rules for concert goers, after 20(ish) years of attending concerts all over the world:

1. All of you over 5’2″: At those standing room venues, don’t find a spot where you can see and then plant yourself in front of a shortie. I’m 5’2″, and guess who ALWAYS stands in front of me? Some big, tall guy.

2. Don’t talk through the whole damn concert! If you didn’t come to see and *listen* to the band, finish your damn beer and go outside to a BAR where conversations are supposed to happen.

3. Be polite to other concert goeers. Pushing through or saying, “Beep beep” is not polite; saying, “Excuse me” is.



Paola Susulin July 9, 2014 at 6:17 am

All of these are true!!!!! I hate when cool kids go to concert just for the sake of ‘they’ve gone to that concert’. They didn’t even rock out. How the hell can they pour themselves into the music of the performer if they’re wearing uncomfortable clothes JUST impress other people. I hate cool kids at concerts.


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