I’m an avid concert attender, and well, a frequent activity at concerts would be the people toking up. I’ve gone to outdoor venues with minimal effects, but as soon as I went to my first indoor arena I felt something weird. The people next to me decided to smoke a joint after every song; my throat got really sore (or swollen, I can’t tell), and it felt difficult to breathe. About six songs into the set, I had to take a walk outside, because I was gasping for breath, but it eventually died down within a half hour.
Last night, I attended another indoor concert, with the people next to me and in front of me both smoking. I knew the feeling was going to come, so as soon as it hit, I tried leaning my head back. I felt a pull in my throat, like a dull stab, but I’m not sure if it was just really dry or swollen.
Is this a sign of a possibly serious allergic reaction?
Since I don’t know how to use this..
I’m not allergic to smoke itself. I’m fine around cigarettes and cigars (I’ve even smoked the latter myself), along with burning any random thing.
Do you think taking an allergy medicine would actually help?
So, I definitely have an allergy? This is really horrible news for me, considering all the concerts I go to pretty much scream that there’s going to be smoking.. I’ve never gotten anything from being around the person after they smoke, or being around the substance itself, but only when it is being smoked..
So, basically, I’m doomed?
Ah, not really possible. As a matter of a fact, in less than a month, I’m seeing another indoor concert.. Oh boy. Jefferson Starship.. That’ll sure be fun.