Metalhead 101 is a book designed to teach people new to the heavy metal genre how to fit in and have fun at metal concerts. Although the scene can seem intimidating and unwelcoming from the outside, its actually extremely friendly and accepting once you’re a part of it. Within this guide, you’ll find many metal concert dos and don’ts that you should adhere to while acclimating yourself to the world of the Metalheads. The book’s lessons include:
- How to Find the Best Metal Shows;
- How to Get Tickets for Metal Shows;
- Metalhead Fashion: What to Wear;
- What to Bring to a Metal Show and What to Leave at Home or in the Car;
- Know the Different Types of Metal Shows and the Etiquette for Each;
- Metal Mosh Pits for Beginners; and
- Metal Merch.
Although the heavy metal genre isn’t really about following the rules, the above lessons will teach you how to behave when you’re just starting out as a Metalhead. If you pay close attention to every lesson and get out there and do your homework, then you’ll eventually be confident enough to define yourself within the most intense, fun, and friendly music scene in the world.
About the Expert
Sean is a lawyer and writer from Philadelphia who has been attending heavy metal concerts since the first time he heard Follow the Reaper by Children of Bodom over 10 years ago. Prior to that, he knew nothing about Metalheads or their incredible music, but he was fortunate enough to have some great teachers to introduce him to the scene. After attending at least one metal show per week for the last decade, Sean now considers himself a master Metalhead in his own right and hopes to pass his lessons along to newcomers to the greatest musical genre on Earth.
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