You might like to get up close and personal with the band, but this will do tremendous damage to your ears over time. Many people think that wearing earplugs would hinder their ability to enjoy the show, when in fact it's quite the opposite. High-quality plugs block out nasty background noise and help you focus on the music. Try these inexpensive ETY Plugs ($13); they reduce noise levels by approximately 20 decibels.
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