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Young girl going to a concert alone? Good idea?

Young girl going to a concert alone? Good idea? Topic: Jewelry case security
June 17, 2019 / By Abidah
Question: I just found out that Fitz and The Tantrums is having a show in my area, and I am so excited to go! BUT, I can't find anyone to go with me (no one knows who FATT is)... I drove by the venue that they're going to play at today (Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH) and it's in this very sketchy neighborhood. I went on the internet and did some research abt the place, and ppl said that it's a pretty cool place to see live shows... the problem is, the show is at night (door opens at 7:30, show starts at 8:30pm), and I'm worried that something bad might happen to me if I was there by myself... Do you guys have any tips on how to stay safe? How early should I arrive if I want to secure a good parking spot near the entrance? How long does a show usually last? I'm sooo torn!! I know that if I pass up seeing them live I'm going to regret forever, but I don't wanna get abducted or sth if I go.... AHHH!!! PLEASE HELP!!
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Sidney Sidney | 4 days ago
You'll probably be okay if you just take some elementary precautions - like you would when entering any potentially risky situation. Most of what I'd advise is just Common Sense. Don't dress or act like you're either easy or rich (jeans and T-shirt with sneakers: no jewelry, no short skirts, no shoes that will twist your ankle if you have to run). Be aware of your surroundings, including the people in your surroundings. Go early (better get going!) - if it's still light out when you arrive, you've cut your Outside Risk in half. From what I recall about rasty neighborhoods in Clevo (and this has remained true for most other cities), you're a lot likelier to become a victim if you look weak or scared than if you look like you can handle yourself. Parking is always an issue inside the city; you may be better off paying for a parking place (as long as you don't have to walk too far). Inside the venue itself, you're probably going to be okay. The owners really don't need the kind of negative publicity that comes from some young person meeting a sticky end in their Ballroom, so they keep the security as tight as they can (within the context of a show). Still, it5 never hurts to take simple precautions. Guard your purse, jacket and phone, and don't set any of them down (even for a second). Also, avoid talking to anybody you don't know; that friendly girl who starts up a conversation with you might very well be working with her thug boyfriend to set you up for a life of miserey and pain. Once you've figured out your basic security, stop worrying about security and just enjoy the show! It helps in your case that FATT is a more eclectic band (than, say, Avenged Sevenfold); their show IS the party, not an excuse for the audience members to party like a nincompoop and puke all over their neighbors. Still, I would advise you not to eat, drink or smoke anything that is offered to you (because you never know until you do, and by that time it's usually too late). Be very careful when leaving the venue: whatever anybody's ever taught you about avoiding rapists and muggers, do that. Carry your keys in your hand when you leave the building (rather than digging in your purse for them in the dark), and watch the shadows for lurkers. Keep your eyes moving; your hearing will be compromised by the volume of the show, so you'll have to rely on your vision to compensate. DO NOT hang around in the parking lot afterward; to a criminal, that just screams "ripe pickings". Don't pass up a chance to see a band you like because the neighborhood looks sketchy: nobody ever had their life changed for the better by a show they didn't see. Just be alert, take care of yourself, and have the (so far) best night of your life !
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Sidney Originally Answered: Young girl going to a concert alone? Good idea?
You'll probably be okay if you just take some elementary precautions - like you would when entering any potentially risky situation. Most of what I'd advise is just Common Sense. Don't dress or act like you're either easy or rich (jeans and T-shirt with sneakers: no jewelry, no short skirts, no shoes that will twist your ankle if you have to run). Be aware of your surroundings, including the people in your surroundings. Go early (better get going!) - if it's still light out when you arrive, you've cut your Outside Risk in half. From what I recall about rasty neighborhoods in Clevo (and this has remained true for most other cities), you're a lot likelier to become a victim if you look weak or scared than if you look like you can handle yourself. Parking is always an issue inside the city; you may be better off paying for a parking place (as long as you don't have to walk too far). Inside the venue itself, you're probably going to be okay. The owners really don't need the kind of negative publicity that comes from some young person meeting a sticky end in their Ballroom, so they keep the security as tight as they can (within the context of a show). Still, it5 never hurts to take simple precautions. Guard your purse, jacket and phone, and don't set any of them down (even for a second). Also, avoid talking to anybody you don't know; that friendly girl who starts up a conversation with you might very well be working with her thug boyfriend to set you up for a life of miserey and pain. Once you've figured out your basic security, stop worrying about security and just enjoy the show! It helps in your case that FATT is a more eclectic band (than, say, Avenged Sevenfold); their show IS the party, not an excuse for the audience members to party like a nincompoop and puke all over their neighbors. Still, I would advise you not to eat, drink or smoke anything that is offered to you (because you never know until you do, and by that time it's usually too late). Be very careful when leaving the venue: whatever anybody's ever taught you about avoiding rapists and muggers, do that. Carry your keys in your hand when you leave the building (rather than digging in your purse for them in the dark), and watch the shadows for lurkers. Keep your eyes moving; your hearing will be compromised by the volume of the show, so you'll have to rely on your vision to compensate. DO NOT hang around in the parking lot afterward; to a criminal, that just screams "ripe pickings". Don't pass up a chance to see a band you like because the neighborhood looks sketchy: nobody ever had their life changed for the better by a show they didn't see. Just be alert, take care of yourself, and have the (so far) best night of your life !

Philippa Philippa
I went to a show in Dallas on my own once, I was 14 and stayed until 1 am cause I couldn't find a ride back and I survived, a homeless man did however steal the five dollars I had left over.
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Marshan Marshan
It is a concert.... there will be other people there. Park in an area where you know many others attending the concert will be parking too. Then, when the concert is over, walk with all of the others to your car. Lock the car when you get in, and drive home.
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Laidey Laidey
Don't pass it up...I did this same thing and I'm a girl, too. Just stay smart, the way you would in any situation, whether or not you are with your friends. Just don't walk out into the boonies, and you'll be ok.
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Jenifer Jenifer
If you are old enough to drive then you are old enough to go to the concert by yourself. You'll be fine. The types of people that will be going to that concert are Indie kids and you are going to be surrounded by them. I go to concerts in Detroit all the time, THAT is a sketch neighborhood.
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