People really don’t give a rats anus about you or your kid when they are at a festival or concert. Some people are real douchbags and will push, shove and even start a fight just to get closer to the stage. Not everyone at every concert/festival is like that, though. But I think it’s best to keep the worst scenario in mind when thinking of the safety of your 6-year-old.
I was 13 when I went to my first real live concert and my cousin was 9. She was only allowed to come with because:
- we were leashed together [with dog leashes] to make sure we would not lose each other in the crowd
- my lil cousin [she is part Chinese and was very petite at that time] had to wear protective knee and wrist pads incase she’d get shoved or pushed really hard.
- I made sure to protect her with my life
Actually had to punch a bunch of teens just to make sure they wouldn’t stand on her. We survived the concert, it was quite a lot of fun and we still laugh about it now at least 18 years ago…
But seriously, thinking back how violent some of the fans were… Just wow…
FYI: This was not a rock concert but at a friggin Backstreet Boys concert.