In 1999 I attended my first concert, it was at Earls Court to see the Spice Girl’s winter tour. I made a sign and held it up to the stage, Victoria Beckham (the Addams) smiled and waved at me. The thrill of the live music, the crowd and the dancing started a life long love affair with live music.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to experience so many concerts, gigs and festivals from that moment in 1999, just some of them include:
- Take That (blame my Mum)
- Paramore (multiple times)
- Mallory Knox
- Postmodern Jukebox
- Reading Festival
- Basingstoke Live
- Tonight Alive
- Don Broco
- Ed Sheeran
- Little Mix
- The Vamps
- Fall Out Boy
- We Are The In Crowd
- Taylor Swift
There are so many more (a lot more cringe-worthy). This doesn’t include all of the gigs and shows I’ve been lucky enough to play with other musicians who blow me away. The combination of watching and playing live has fuelled my passion and love for live music.
There’s something about being in a venue with people, singing along to songs and watching the talented people you admire on stage. Sometimes they’ll even look at you and even though they’re just another person it can make you feel incredible. Live music is more than just a good night out, it’s a feeling. Even now, when I can’t be at the front on the barriers and I can’t stand and dance it still brings me alive.
Do you love live music? What’s your favourite event you’ve been to? Let me know in the comments below!
2 thoughts on “My Love Affair With Live Music”
You’ve seen so many great bands! I saw Ed Sheeran too and he was incredible live and I’m super jealous that you’ve seen Taylor Swift and FOB – I had to leave before they came on at Reading this year 😦 Rise Against are always amazing. I always find music concerts so hard because I have to justify the money to myself, especially for festivals like Download, and by the time I finally convince myself that I like them enough the tickets are always gone! I’ve managed to talk myself into seeing All Time Low at the end of this month.
I used to spend all my money going to shows! Ed’s amazing 🙂 Ohh have fun, I was supposed to be going Friday but had to cancel!