Why I love concerts

Monday, 29 August 2016

I love concerts. If you know me you already know that though, or if you’ve been reading me for a while. So far this year I’ve been to 6 concerts: Roam, Simple Plan, Against The Current, Halsey, Troye Sivan and 5 Seconds Of Summer. Some would say it’s too much, some would say the opposite. For me, it’s a fair amount but obviously, I would’ve loved to go to more... Bring Me The Horizon, Mayday Parade and James Bay were in Barcelona and I didn’t go.

So, why do I spend money on so many concerts? Well, for instance listening to your favourite artists or bands live isn’t quite the same than listening to their songs on Spotify by yourself. Not even close.
You know, hearing THAT song you love is a thousand times better at a concert. It just gives you the feels. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cried at a concert because of a certain song.

The feeling you get when your favourite artist goes on stage is something I can’t really explain. You have to feel it and experience it for yourself to understand.  But I can tell you it’s one of the best feelings in the world, at least to me. It’s amazing to see them in person and not on a screen. It’s even better if you’re front row (4 times for me this year! Insane) or if you get to meet the artist/bands, which has also happened to me this year. But whatever, that’s not the point here. The thing is that seeing someone that has helped you so many times through their songs or just for being who they are and the things they do and say. 

One of my favourite moments during a concert is when the artist/band stops singing and you can only hear the crowd singing. THAT moment. The look on the performer’s face is priceless. They are SO happy to see other people singing back their lyrics. Happy to see that the audience connects with what they want to say. It’s pretty special.

Another thing I love about concerts is the people you meet. I met people in a concert years ago and I’m friends with them now. You always meet people in concerts and it’s nice to be somewhere where everyone likes the same thing as you. Which goes to show that artists, and ultimately music, bring people together.

Yes, there are bad parts in concerts but they are bearable. At the end of the day you are seeing your favourite people with friends (or alone) so the fact that some people in the crowd are being rude and annoying or whatever doesn’t really matter that much. You won’t remember that in a few years time. You'll remember how you felt, how happy you were to be there.

Lastly, what I love the most about concerts is that during 1-2 hours I forget about all my problems and my shitty life. Or most of them, I mean the anxiety is still there but again. it’s bearable. I just get into the music and let the lyrics sink in as much as I can. I feel the music and I live in the moment. There are not many things in life that make me as happy as being at a concert. That’s why I spend money on this kind of experiences, they bring me happiness and they make me feel like I am home. And being happy is all I want so I’m gonna keep investing in concerts. Hopefully, not just concerts in my country. Because travelling to other countries to see your favourite people must feel pretty good. I mean, travelling and concerts merged together? That’s the dream!
Do you like concerts?


Anna x

6 comments

  1. Concerts are like my favourite thing ever, I actually wrote a post on why I love them so much some time ago as well :) Just the whole atmosphere, the connection you feel to the other people in the crowd, singing to your fave songs, dancing, having a good time with your friends - those moments are priceless. I've 'only' been to 2 concerts this year so far (Troye Sivan & Rihanna) but I'm hoping some more of my fave artists will be coming to Switzerland soon x

    Sara’sChapters

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    1. Same! Ikr they're great :) Aw I hope you enjoyed both of those concerts. Troye is SO GOOD live!!! Hope more artists you love come near you soon :)
      Anna x

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  2. I love concerts, there is just something so special about them :)
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  3. This is a fantastic post! I used to go to a lot of concerts when I was younger, I miss it so much. I barely have the time/money now to head out to gigs but that feeling you described of hearing only the crowd singing is spot on. I think being in a room full of people who are as passionate about the band as you are - that is truly special!

    Vee ✨ // veeosullivan.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks! I'm sad to hear that, hope you can go to one soon enough and relive that feeling! It really is a especial one.
      Anna x

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