Why Nothing Compares To the Thrill of Live Music (& Travelling)

I have always been a huge fan of concerts. Who knows me well can assure you that one of my most said sentences is: ” If I could, I would spend all my money for travels and concerts” (well okay I would probably leave 20% of it for stationary stuff :p).

I believe that going to a concert is living the whole music experience. Of course, listening to music from an ipod/radio/phone/ecc. can already transmit you emotions but being there, right in front (or side) to the band/singer makes you feel that emotion 100% more.

The first reason why I love going to concerts is that during a concert the singer or the members of the band usually triy to create a relation with the audience maybe by doing some jokes or telling about a funny event happened in previous concerts for example. In any case, from how they act you can identify the singer as a person, a human which,just like you, he/she likes having fun, talking, dancing…. they are not just a picture or a person you watch in TV.
Personally, I particularly like when the singer, especially if they are the author of the song, explains when or why the song was written. It often happened that I gave a personal meaning to the lyrics of a song and eventually when the author explained why he actually wrote it, his/her reasons were related to a different context than mine and I found this very interesting to notice.

Another reason why I enjoy concerts is the people around you. Okay, this is quite a debatable point because you have to be lucky to be near to nice people with your same attitude and spirit. Last year when my best friend and I went to The Wombats concerts we managed to arrive there early and to position ourselves practically under the stage, Β in front of us there were 3 girls wearing the band tee-shirts so we thought they would have been active and enthusiastic during the concert…well, it ended up that, a part from the fact that they did not know any lyrics, they spent the whole time holding their phones and standing while my friend and I were dancing, singing and screaming together with all the other people around us…yep quite annoying..but we enjoyed!! πŸ˜‰ When good people are around you they make that moment even more memorable, after all there’s nothing better than meeting people with your same spirit, right?

Also, during live performances unpredictable things can happen. For example, at the Mumfords&SonsΒ concert at the Arena (an ancient structure similar to the Colosseum in Rome but smaller in size) in Verona, due to the fact that the acoustic of the place was really good they managed to sing 3 songs a capella (if someone of you knows their kind of music you can imagine the emotion of listening them with no instruments…thrilling!) and as said by them, this is not an event which happens often!

One of my favourite moments is when the singerΒ plays an old song which you might didn’t even expect him/her toΒ perform. At Adele‘s concert for example, she sang one of the first songs I’ve heard of her when she still wasn’t famous and listening to it live has been a memorable event.

As you can read I really love going to concerts, as much as travelling. Maybe because, as a performer, I know how the feeling from the other side of the stage is but I strongly believe that during a live everything can happen while your ipod track will always be the same, for sure it’s nice and enjoyable but it will always remain the same sound and rhythm.

 

What about you? Do you like going to concerts? Which one has been your favourite? πŸ™‚

This post was written by Lisa, an Italian girl globetrotting around Europe, blues&soul music lover and singer, addicted to crafting & healthy food. Oh yes, and in the meanwhile she’s a Marketing student.

Mmmm what else? She’s definitely a morning person, really lazy when it comes to make up and could spend more time in a stationary store than in a clothes one –

She loves sharing thoughts, feelings and reactions so do not hesitate to comment or contact her!

20 Comment

  1. Emily says: Reply

    I am not a huge fan of crowds, or drunk people, for that matter, but whenever Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate) is in town – ANYWHERE near me, I go. My sister and I will be going to our third concert of his next week. His ability to play amazing music live is so stunning to me. I could listen forever.

    1. I also not enjoy being around drunk people but I believe it also depends on the kind of concert you go to πŸ˜‰
      Ohh that’s awesome! Enjoy and thank you for commenting! πŸ™‚

  2. I couldn’t agree more! Live music is so much better than listening to your IPOD or even full blast on a surround sound. You can really feel the vibration of the instruments, the emotion and energy of the crowd. I think the last time I went to a concert was 5 years ago (when my first born was a year old). I know, I know. I’m overdue.
    Happy summer festival time Lisa!! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes exactly! You totally got my point! Ohhh I’m sure that as soon as you’ll manage to go to a concert again you’ll enjoy it even more after such a long time! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for commenting and reading Valerie πŸ™‚

  3. Debbie says: Reply

    Bless you, Lisa!! I’ve just been introduced to Mumford & Sons, how cool πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend. <3

    1. Yess they are on top of my playlist!! πŸ™‚
      Thanks Debbie, you too!

  4. Tay says: Reply

    I went to a concert for the first time ever this year and it was great! I am now wondering why I waited so long to go to one.

    1. That’s awesome! You can understand the feeling then πŸ˜‰

  5. I totally agree with you! πŸ™‚
    Also, I just read your bio, and we have so much in common! I’m a Marketing student too. πŸ˜€

    1. Cool! Which year are you attending? πŸ™‚

  6. Amelie says: Reply

    Hello Lisa! I just browsed your blog and OMG I’m in love! I’m definitely jealous of the fact that you get to travel so much. I’ve only ever been to the USA and while I’ve loved it, I want to explore the world and discover new cultures.

    As for concerts, I love them! The only ones I’ve been to are Justin Bieber’s Believe and Purpose tour, but both times I’ve simply loved the energy roaring from the crowd. Going to those concerts has made me want to go to more.

    Amelie | http://awanderersadventures.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you Amelie for your nice comment! I hope you’ll realise your dream of travelling soon but I’m sure that in the meanwhile visiting new places in the US is still a thing! There are so many nice cities! πŸ™‚
      Yes right?! The more I go to concerts the more I’m looking forward to the next ones!!

  7. I really love to attend live music too but also any kind of live show! Music, dance, comedy, magic – you name it, I’m in! But I totally agree that it’s not just the set performances of song’s that makes a live show so enjoyable – it’s the little comments made on the side that add more information and give you a better understanding of the music and feel more involved.

    1. I’m like that too! I also enjoy other kind of live shows, I love going to see ballet shows for example πŸ™‚
      Thank you for reading and commenting Natasha!

  8. I adore it when people come together and share
    opinions, great blog, keep it up.

    1. Thank you very much!

  9. This is a very good tips especially to those new to blogosphere, short and accurate advice…
    Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post.

    1. Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

  10. sarah says: Reply

    My favorite concert was Third Eye Blind! I felt super emotional seeing them perform. Nothing beats live music !

    1. yess exactly! Thanks for reading and commenting Sarah! πŸ™‚

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