I thought this Wednesdays Whispers I would share my experience of going to a concert on your own. Spoiler alert – it was fab!!
The problem with having such a far-reaching music taste you find that folks around you might not have even heard of bands you want to see. On Friday night I headed through to Glasgow Barrowlands to see for the 3rd time The Lumineers in concert by myself and had an amazing time.
I absolutely adore this Denver band and had previously seen them as the brilliant support acts to the equally wonderful The Civil Wars, and in actual sad fact the last concert where I saw both was the last time The Civil Wars played together as they broke up after that concert.
I knew as soon as The Lumineers announced their much-anticipated follow-up to their debut self titled album I was going to go and see them in concert wherever close to Scotland they would come. You might not recognise their name but you will recognise their song Ho Hey! And might I say these guys are brilliant live. So when they announced their new album Cleopatra which may I had is brilliant I was online at 8.30am to get my paws on some tickets. Now when I say some I bought 2 tickets with the intention of finding someone to come with me to the concert. That however never quite materialised as understandably folks didn’t wish to attend a concert of music they hadn’t heard of. So off to Glasgow I went on a Friday night it took me about 1 and 40 mins to get through and at one point it was a complete white out with – snow yes that’s right snow in April!!!
Now, I have had mixed reactions to going to a concert on my own. And let me say it’s not the first and most definitely won’t be the last time either. I went to see Madonna in December by myself and can honestly say it was one of the best concerts I have been too because I could totally be in the moment which is what a concert is all about.
Here is the honest truth it’s all about attitude, if you embrace the fact you are there by yourself and it changes how you act and how others see you. I lined up outside the Barrowlands at 6.30pm and spotted way more folks on their own than even I would have imagined so is this the new trend? I don’t know but I am of firm belief that you should get to so and do whatever you damn well please and it shouldn’t matter if you are with folks or not.
Here is the very best bit, once you are in and the sport band plays and then your favourite band comes on – nothing less matters. You just get so into the moment, the music, the atmosphere and you end up like I did not just sharing with a another but with over 2000 people where nobody cared who you were with just that you love the music.
The Lumineers were amazing, and the Glasgow crowd gave them a super welcome which they really appreciated. I on the other hand, met people I would not have had I been with others, got great merchandise and had quite simply an amazing date night with myself. What more could I ask for??> Well it sure would have been grand to meet them in person but you can’t get everything.
The other great thing was I only took those two photos and nothing, I repeat nothing on my phone – why? Because I was so wrapped up in the moment that for me I just didn’t even think about it cause the music was EVERYTHING!
My advice, book the tickets, the trip, the whatever regardless of being on your own. Your worth it and totally deserve it. You will feel a smugness that you just can’t put a price on when you believe in yourself so much that have date nights with yourself:-)
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