Like a lot of people, the thought of being able to see one of my favorite artists in person and experiencing their music performed live is so fascinating to me. I’m a huge music lover, and have a wide love of different artists and genres, but one of my favorite genres is alternative, focusing more on alternative rock and pop. I get really excited when one of my favorite artists releases a new album, because that often means they might go on tour and might stop somewhere close to where I live. I actually didn’t experience my first concert until I was sixteen, and I went to go see Five Seconds of Summer for my birthday, and it was one of the most fun things i’ve done. After going to that concert, I was hooked. I don’t usually enjoy places like concert arenas since there’s so many people and it’s constantly loud, but I surprisingly find a sort of comfort while at concerts.
The week leading up to a concert is both stressful and exciting. I know for me, the days before a concert are filled with excitement, especially if the concert is at the end of a week, it gives me something to look forward to after a stressful week of classes or work. After the concert is probably my favorite time, because for a couple days after you’re riding off a sort of high. It’s sad that it’s over, but the adrenalin can stay active for days after.
This week is one of those weeks for me. On Thursday I get to see one of my all time favorite artists, Hozier, in concert, and on Saturday I get to see Mumford and Sons, a group i’ve been listening to since I was little. This week is definitely one of my more stress filled weeks, but knowing i’m seeing two artists I love, it’s really helping me push through, and it also forces me to get my work done a head of time, which is always a good thing. I’ve gone to 5 concerts so far in my life, and i still remember all of them like they were yesterday. Music is definitely a healer for me, so being able to experience it live is definitely worth the price of the tickets, which I definitely recommend getting the cheapest tickets, even if it’s in the nose bleeds, because the experience is beyond worth it.
But, overall I just really enjoy concerts and I highly recommend going to at least one if you haven’t yet.