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Advice for young kids for show/festival... anyone have experience?

It looks like we will be travelling to Europe next summer and looking at either seeing a show in Frankfurt, Copenhagen or Paris Lollapalooza. Has anyone taken young kids to shows or festivals? Likely if we did paris we wouldn't go for that long before PJ, but certainly stay until they are done. I worry about the heat, the crowds, visibility/engagement for them at the festival. My kids will be 6.5 and 3.5 years old. Which would you recommend? Perhaps neither? Any advice would be great. Both kids like music and will listen to PJ with me. 

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  • vwelchvwelch Posts: 8
    I took my son to O2 London 2018 when he was 6 and got good seats as I think you have to be 16 to be in standing area? Anyway, gave him ear defenders to wear. He loved it and even got a wave and a tambourine from Ed. I had one very happy boy 👦🏻 
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  • ryph raphryph raph Posts: 830
    edited September 11

    Hire a baby sitter.

    Do you want me smoking marijuana throughout the whole show while sitting next to your family ?

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  • joeembletonjoeembleton GlasgowPosts: 159
    I'd definitely stick to a seated gig for the little ones. At a festival you would need to stand at the very back to avoid crush and regardless at some point you will find yourself late in the evening in a field when it is dark and cold. The exodus from a field is less controlled and you still have to find your car in a field in the dark with two tired and cranky kids. The facilities at a bricks and mortar venue are much better suited for younger children. Anyone who tells you gigs are not for children are just people you do not want to speak to. PJ is a family band and you should absolutely take them if you can, they will remember it forever. Trust me I know. 

    It is not a playground and you will see some mild debauchery but if a person finds themselves such a slave to smoking marijuana that they cannot stop doing it in front of children then simply make a discrete comment to security and then quietly watch them be ejected. You will be in a seat so they will be easy to point out.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 21,424
    Anyone who tells you gigs are not for children are just people you do not want to speak to.

    :lol:

    This is where we are at?
    If you don't think a rock concert is for children I won't want to speak to you.  :rofl:
    :angry:

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  • joeembletonjoeembleton GlasgowPosts: 159
    Anyone who tells you gigs are not for children are just people you do not want to speak to.

    :lol:

    This is where we are at?
    If you don't think a rock concert is for children I won't want to speak to you.  :rofl:
    :angry:

    In this case yes. Why would you want to speak to someone for advice about taking kids to a gig if they do not think gigs are place for kids? 

    Your apparent interpretation that this was a general comment for everyone is simply idiotic.  
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 21,424
    edited September 23
    Right, my comment apparent interpretation is idiotic.

    :loser:
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  • joeembletonjoeembleton GlasgowPosts: 159
    Indeed it was. Glad we agree.  =)
  • cutzcutz Posts: 9,678
    It's up to you but I wouldn't bring my kids that age to a Rock Concert , especially a Festival.

    And, if I did bring my kids  I wouldn't go to Security when someone is smoking a joint. Its a Rock concert and I know that is  going to happen. People smoking a joint just might be one reason not bring kids of that age? 
  • happy_larryhappy_larry Posts: 220
    I’ve taken my two to festivals since they were 10 months old. As long as you are prepared to stand towards the back and have stuff to keep them entertained if they get bored then it’s absolutely fine.

    Yes there’s usually plenty of drunk people about but normally everyone is really respectful and my kids have always enjoyed it
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