How to Get Invited on Stage

By Chris Brower
Getting invited on stage can be a dream come true for a fan.

Going to concerts can be a truly memorable experience, but something that can take that experience to a whole new level is being invited on stage by your favorite musician or performer. Some performers make inviting people on stage a regular part of their act, but for others, it’s a more spontaneous event and can add a lot of fun for whoever is involved.

Get seats near the front center of the stage. If there are not seats near the front, but just standing room, stand in that area. If you’re too far away the performer will not be able to see you and invite you up. Remember to be as close as you can to the performer’s spot on the stage. Usually the main performer, such as the lead singer, is near the center of the stage, so try to stand or sit near there.

Learn the words to all the songs. Typically, those who get invited on stage are huge fans of the performer, and one way to show that off is to sing along with every word. Demonstrate your love for the performer by singing along to every song, and that will make you more likely to grab their attention.

Wear clothing that stands out. If you visually stand out in a crowd, that will make it easier for you to get noticed by the performer. Many performers are into fashion and standing out among the crowd, so they appreciate when others share this interest.

Hold up a sign with a message proclaiming your admiration for the performer. They’ll notice your sign and might get a kick out of what you wrote. Make it funny and personal. As well, you could flat out say, “Invite me on stage,” and that will send a very clear message to the performer. However, try not to make the sign too big or it might anger people behind you.

Yell out for their attention. Many performers don't mind talking to fans during the performance. It's fun for them and the audience. Consider asking, "Invite me on stage!" and they just might do so.

Tip

Performers are often really excited when young children, such as 7 or 8, are at their shows. It seems cute or simply unusual from the typical teenagers and adults at their show. If you have a younger brother or sister or a child of your own, consider inviting them along to the concert. They just might get invited up on stage, and you may be able to join them.

Warning

Do not go onto the stage unless invited. Many performers and venues have security guards there to protect the stage from unwanted intruders. Climbing up onto the stage without being invited could lead to your getting kicked out of the show or receiving some penalty, such as a fine or jail time.

About the Author

Chris Brower is a writer with a B.A. in English. He also spent time studying journalism and utilizes both to deliver well-written content, paying close attention to audience, and knowing one word could determine whether a product is a success or a failure. He has experience writing articles, press releases, radio scripts, novels, short stories, poems and more.