Music plays a huge role in my life, as it does in millions of other people’s across the world. There’s all different genres and different types of music, yet we’re all connected by it.I think that’s pretty special, the fact people can be so different but be brought together through their mutual love of music. Everyone will have a different relationship with a song or an artist and everyone can connect with songs and appreciate music for what it is, everyone has favourite songs and favourite lyrics that get imprinted in their brain or they want to write all over their bodies. It’s amazing how simply listening to a song by your favourite artist can turn your mood around or spark a memory from a gig or event. It manages to bring so many people together, I’ve met so many amazing people through music and I love that, I love the fact it can unite people. As cliché as it may sound, I honestly don’t think I’d be here without it, and I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.
In my opinion, there is absolutely nothing better than being squished, armed glued to your sides, sweaty and in the middle of a venue next to complete strangers, with lights beaming over a crowd and onto a stage, where your favourite band is performing. Standing side by side with thousands of other fans, all in the exact same position as you, mesmerised and singing their heart out as their voice begins to go and their back aches like a bitch. Not to mention the crowd surfer who’s just kicked you in the face. But, it’s worth all that to be able to scream lyrics back and have a night to remember forever.
Gigs make you forget about how shitty things in your life are going at the moment or deadlines that you’re behind on. For them few hours, you’re transported to another place where nothing on the outside of those venue walls matters, the bad things can’t get through them. It’s a place to let loose, scream, jump and have a brilliant time. It’s simply all about good music that hits you right in the heart when you realise that this is actually real, that this moment is actually happening and you have seen your favourite acts performing live, hearing your favourite songs and wishing you could replay these moments forever.
People will always say “Why do you need to go see the same band again?” and I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to do that? If I love a band, love their music and respect them as musicians, of course I’m going to want to continue to see their tours numerous times, because for that one moment you don’t have to be sad anymore, you don’t have to think about not wanting to wake up the next morning, all that matters is those performers on that stage. And I think that’s beautiful. Music really is one of the best medicines out there.