NEWSFLASH: I JUST BOUGHT TICKETS FOR PANIC! AT THE DISCO!!
Last year, I made several rash decisions … and bought quite a few last minute concert tickets.
To those who don’t believe in going to concerts,
I see you shaking your head at how I’m wasting my precious money and I wish you wouldn’t be like that. Those moments at concerts have been some of my favorite memories in 2016 and how else would I spend that money anyway? I love going to concerts because they remind me what life is all about. They make me feel special and they make me feel like a part of something important.
INSPIRATION: These artists didn’t start touring out of sheer dumb luck. They work really hard each and every day and if they can make it, why can’t you? Why can’t I? Why can’t any of us?
AN ESCAPE: I grew up listening to a lot of these artists and always turned to their music whenever I needed a little pick me up. I sometimes can go the entire day listening to just one song. So to see them perform these songs that I love and cherish live … well there’s really no better feeling.
SOLIDARITY: Music brings people together. No question about that. And sometimes, it’s nice to be reminded that we’re not alone in our struggles and experiences.
This song describes what music means to me and how much I depend on it.
We’re talking about concerts though and when you pay for a concert, you’re not just paying for the music. You’re paying to watch a performance with the lights, the backdrops, and the stories — the whole shebang.
You’re paying for the opportunity to truly live in the moment with other fans and this sense of solidarity cannot be replicated else where. For those who feel alone and live for an artist’s music, watching the artists share stories from their own lives before singing and to see the emotion in their eyes as they sing… I don’t know but it’s something truly special.
And to watch others around you sing the lyrics that you yourself have sung a million times also does something to you. You almost feel this huge wave of relief wash over you and for a moment, you might remember that everything is going to be ok. That it’s ok to not be ok all the time.
So for anyone who says that going to concerts is a waste of time and money… I say… PLEASE RECONSIDER BECAUSE YOU’RE DEAD WRONG AND YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND.
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