Originally Posted by andrew_metalhead
Wear earplugs dude .. seriously. I started wearing them only this year and its made a huge difference for me.
Honestly, this is the best advice I've ever gotten. Started wearing them at ProgPower in 2007, and it's made a world of difference. Especially when it comes to enjoying certain bands. Ministry last year were single handedly the loudest band I've ever seen, and out of my group of three people I was the only one who could even enjoy the set because I was the only one smart enough to bring earplugs. Both of the guys I went with now bring them with them to every single show.