Now, if you want to be anywhere near the stage at this concert, you'll need to get in line in advance. How far in advance? That depends on the popularity of the band you're planning to see. The time varies anywhere from 1-15 hours. Also, keep in mind that the doors always open at least half hour after the ticket says they will. So get comfortable. Not that this is possible.
Sometimes it's raining, other times you're under direct rays from the sun. Either way, you'll probably be at least moderately miserable. In this case, glare at the bouncers. It doesn't do anything to really fix your situation, but seems to help me.
If you're fortunate, there will only be one opening band. But usually, there are three. Three half hour sets with 45 minute breaks in-between. But you want to be in front for the band that you actually came to see, so you stand your ground. Even while being pushed around by these people.
By this time, It's 11:00 pm. You've been standing up since about seven, when you got in line to be judged by all of the judgy judges. You're exhausted and dehydrated. But you can't go get a water, because 1) Water costs a million dollars, and 2) You'll lose the spot you've worked for all day. That can't happen. Then, finally, the lights go off. The horrible reggae album of Beatle's covers stops blaring in your ears. It's happening. The actual band that you actually want to see is actually coming on stage.
Somehow, you're moving around and banging your head and singing along to these songs you've been waiting for all day. You magically have energy again. You once were lost but now you're found. And you don't even care about how tired you'll be at church tomorrow. Because Portugal. The Man is just that good.