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Amethyst
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Hey guys - just need some advice! I'm going to a rock concert Friday and have everything planned except how to do my hair! (Oh, and makeup) lol I'll be wearing a sparkly purple with bluish/green top, black leather hip hugger pants, and open toed strappy heels. Oh, and a silver belly chain. First of all, think I'm over doing anything on the outfit? Anything I should add/remove? Ok, for my hair... My hair is layered, with the shortest falling at about my shoulder, longest falling just past my bra strap in the back. I have bangs. How should I do my hair?? How should I go on the makeup? I'm a brunette, with blue eyes, and fair skin. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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"In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet." -Alice Abrams
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings" -Martha Graham
"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." -Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Amethyst
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P.S. For the makeup... I think I'd like to enhance my eyes and lips more than anything else, so tips on how to do that plz ;)

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"In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet." -Alice Abrams
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings" -Martha Graham
"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." -Mikhail Baryshnikov


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Gumdrop Girl
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as a veteran concert goer (of many genres), i'd have to advise you not to bother. but that depends on who you're going to see.

symphony, ballet, opera, etc: you dress formally.
blink182: you dress comfortably 'cause in the mosh pit, you'll get jarred around so much you'll come out looking like hell.

even crowds for Matchbox 20 can get rough. i almost got smothered to death at blink182 (i don't even like tohuse guys!). And I got smashed and squashed and stuffed under a sweaty jock's armpit at Everclear.

here are my tips for dressing for shows:
dress very comfortably. wear comfy sneakers or broken-in Doc Martens. do NOT wear any jewelry that can snag -- be extremely careful of earrings and body piercings! put your hair up in a ponytail or braid. wear a regular Tshirt if possible -- do NOT wear a tank top.

reasoning is as follows: you will be standing for a long period of time. hundreds or thousands of people will be smashing their way to the front, squashing everything in their path -- including you. your hair will be pulled. your piercings will snag on other people's clothing or flailing hands. your feet will be stepped on. if you're a young girl, some idiot will try to grope you (and if you're wearing a tanktop or a tube top, they'll try to take it off you -- ugly truth).

doesn't mean you can't look cute, though. i usually look cute when i go out.

makeup is A-OK. I like to load up on glitter around my eyes. Wear a fun color, like ice blue eyeshadow with lavender eyeliner. Stay away fromblue lipstick 'cause it looks stupid. Don't bother with a wig (i've seen girls wear them to shows) you'll only lose it.

going over what you're planning on wearing, i'd have to say nix the heels!!! Especially since they're open toe. You will get stepped on. And french braid your hair or put it up if possible. Avoid bobby pins. And the belly chain may be a bad idea, it can be ripped off during the show.

have fun, safe moshing
list of shows i have attended

oh, and if you're way in the back or in the seats where you won't get moshed, then it's okay to wear what you like, though again, i'd advise against heels in stadium seating 'cause it's steep and you could fall down many flights of stairs, if that's not painful enough, then thousands of other people will see you eat it and laugh.

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*Bows before Gumdrop*

Listen to the Gumdrop Girl, she's smart!

~KittenGoddess

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"You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip."
~Jonathan Carroll


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Amethyst
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Great advice!! But I forgot to mention this would be a "quiet" rock concert. lol What I mean is it's not going to be huge. They're local bands and the place it's going to be at is small - it's no stadium. That's the only reason I picked what I did.

Although I'll be going to a lot of concerts (the big ones) this summer and will definitely keep in mind what you said!!

Think I should change my dress plans even though it's a small show?

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"In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet." -Alice Abrams
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings" -Martha Graham
"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." -Mikhail Baryshnikov

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mamaalli
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yah, but it is still a concert, and you'll still be standing.

PLEEEEAAASSEE don't take this the wrong way, I REALLY am only saying this to be a help.

But I have always sort of snickered at girls who go to shows in high heels and sandals. I mean, it's about the SHOW, about the MUSIC, right? If I was you, I would just wear some vans or some converse (or whatever....) and jeans and chill. Dance and mosh and kick back. Don't go looking to impress and the event will make an impression...on YOU.

Just my thoughts. I always enjoy events MUCH more when I am dressed casually and ready for anything.


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I have only gone to local band concerts (there is a few total kick *ss punk band from my school) and high heels are not the best idea in the whole world. Personally i would never go to any concert whatsoever in highheels unless it was a sit down concert, which local ones usually are not. It would be a good idea to invest in some doc martens pretty soon for your summer concerts. Not so good for this one though cuz they wont be broken in and docs hurt like a mother when you are breaking them in. Steel toe is always nice. And they look cute with most any outfit.

Anything that hangs, dangles or protrudes from the body in any way is generally not a good idea in any situation where there will be a lot of people. Accidents happen and you dont always need accessories to look cute.

See what your friends are wearing. Have they gone to concerts like this one before? If so what do they suggest you wear?


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When I'm at a concert, it always ends up with scrambling over fences, pushing past people and dancing.

COmfort would be your first priority. If you're comfortable in what you are going to wear, I say go ahead.

As for the makeup, you can't go wrong with eyeliner and lip gloss. Simple but yet you look fully made up.


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I've never been to a concert

BUT, i hate dressing up. I mean at all ... As long as my clothes are clean and they fit, i'm pretty much a happy camper. I don't like wearing dresses (unless they go down to my ankles) and i am completely incapable of walking in anything other than running shoes or flat heeled sandles. My makeup consists of silver eyeshadow, clear mascara, blue eyeliner and mint flav. chap stick. I see a lot of people at my school that have so much makeup on they almost look like clowns ... if it doesn't look natural, it's totally not appealing to me.

This is just me tho ... And i'm stuck in the 60's/70's so maybe i'm not the best person to ask for fashion advice


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Amethyst
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Thanks all for the GREAT advice. I don't usually dress up, and would rather go comfortable, but I'm getting over a messy break-up and want to get noticed at least a little! (The truth comes out!!) lol

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"In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet." -Alice Abrams
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings" -Martha Graham
"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." -Mikhail Baryshnikov


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Well in addition to what Mamaalli and Gumdrop said, yeah dress comfy. See you said its a "quiet concert". Well coming from the harder side of things (slipknot, metallica, korn, etc) I think its best to be comfy at the shows. I went to Tattoo the earth (all day concert, slipknot headlined) and I was wearing 40 inch wide jeans, a t-shirt, and a bikini under it. I was soaked by the eand of the day cos it was raining and well lets just say that it would have been wiser If I wor better shoes AT LEAST- cos it felt like walking on glass.
ANYWAYS I LOVE MAKE UP!!! So- I'll tell you what I do! My eyes are my fav part to do- First! I take liquid black eyeliner and VERY THIN put it on the top, then black stick liner and put it on the bottom. If you do it right it makes your lashes look thicker and opens your eyes up more. Then- I take cream color eye shadow (just a little lighter than my skin) and put it on my eye lids all the way up to my eyebrows (very lightly or elese I look like a clown). Then I take a dark red or light brown eye shaddow and just put it on the lids close to the eye. But it goes up far enough to where you can see a little if I open my eyes. Then clear mascara... YAY! For my lips I take brownish red lipstick and put it on lighly and blot it so it stays dry and on there good! YAY! Have fun!

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"Just my soul fly free, and let me be what my god wants me to be. Just let my soul fly free, and let me see the great things I'm supposed to see." Soulfly "Fly High"


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Have fun at the show! I'm going to see the Stereophonics on Saturday. whee!

So, one last thing, if you want to get noticed, it's fine to look cute, but tell ya the truth, I've had more fun flirting when I just strike up a conversation -- regardless of what I'm wearing.

favorite lines include:
"Didn't I see you at the [name of band here] show?"
"What other bands do you like?"
"Aren't these guys just [great/awful]?"

pour on the charm and go get 'em, tiger

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