Do you enjoy going to concerts?

@maezee (32283)
United States
June 16, 2018 7:26am CST
Happy rainy Saturday from here in Minnesota. I am on day 6 of 6 of the work week, about to put a quick 6 hours of overtime in and then enjoy one day, Sunday off. Am excited for a little time to myself and to unwind after a busy week. This may sound like a generic question, but do you enjoy going to concerts? Maybe only under certain circumstances? I used to love concerts, just being out and getting in the pit. Now that I am older, I dont enjoy them much at all unless I have a SEAT and its a band I really like. One of my favorite bands, Cracker, is coming to town tonight at a small standing room only venue. I was going back and forth with whether or not to go. I dont like standing and getting sweaty in large groups of strangers. But I like this band enough to do it, and its only $25 and starts at 7pm so not too late. What is your feeling about concerts? What was the last one you went to?
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@saurabhrmp (1708)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Jun
Just 20 days back, I went for Music concert and as we reached early we got front seat and there is was having good space for my baby to roam around. So, my ful family enjoyed that concert.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Nice. Was it a local band or singer?
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• Hyderabad, India
16 Jun
@maezee ; Yes it was emerging local band. But he sang so many songs and also he was asking audience also for their choice of song and singing those songs...
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jun
@saurabhrmp , Sounds lovely.
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
16 Jun
I never enjoyed going to concerts. I like to listen to music, but not to go to live concerts.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jun
Our youngest son loves to go to live concert, but not our oldest one.
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
16 Jun
@marlina Even when I was young I have never liked to go to live concerts. I do not like crowds.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jun
@LadyDuck I dislike crowds.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
16 Jun
The last one I attended was Ray Charles at the House of Blues. All that standing really was not liked by me. I need a seat too.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jun
@Corbin5, I need a seat too when going somewhere.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
16 Jun
@marlina Ray Charles was wonderful, but standing for such a long time was so very uncomfortable after a while.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jun
@Corbin5 , Love Ray Charles too.
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@ridingbet (53159)
• Philippines
17 Jun
unfortunately, there are no concerts here in my city. in the capital city, concerts are always in every venue there.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
17 Jun
I see. What city do you live in?
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@ridingbet (53159)
• Philippines
20 Jun
@maezee Philippines, far north
@porwest (4866)
• United States
16 Jun
I am like you. Not too keen on concerts these days. But I do enjoy live bands at festivals and fairs, and other establishments.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Yes. That can be fun, especially those big outdoor summery festivals.
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@porwest (4866)
• United States
19 Jun
@maezee During the summer there are tons. Love it. And then there is the Wisconsin State Fair which I LOVE in August. When I lived in Wisconsin my wife and I went every year, and we lived close enough we could walk to it. Now that we are in Illinois we don't make it every year, but we try to.
• New Delhi, India
16 Jun
I love ...but only if the place is not too loud
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Do you ever think about bringing ear plugs? That can help quite a bit.
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• New Delhi, India
17 Jun
@maezee no... Maybe because I do not go to such places very often
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@chicnthin (2569)
• Philippines
16 Jun
Enjoy your night! Ive never been to a concert but im hoping one day.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Thanks. Some people really love seeing bands and whatnot live. I have mixed feelings about it.
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@chicnthin (2569)
• Philippines
17 Jun
@maezee i would be so happy once i am able to go.
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@Porcospino (17904)
• Denmark
16 Jun
I don't go to many concerts, but I went to a music festival some years ago. Most of bands were Danish (big names from the 80s and the 90s) I had a nice time there.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
That sounds fun. I do like the festivals where there is other entertainment as well.
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@Porcospino (17904)
• Denmark
17 Jun
@maezee It was nice. The festival lasted several days, but we only stayed one day. I enjoyed the music, but one day was enough for me because the place was pretty crowded.
@Jessabuma (28591)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Jun
I have never been to concert hehe!!! I would love to go and experience it also.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Gotcha! Some people love it. I myself am not too sure. About to head to this one now, Ill let you know how that goes.
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@Jessabuma (28591)
• Baguio, Philippines
17 Jun
@maezee I hope you enjoyed your time.
@Meramar (2407)
17 Jun
I never was looking forward to assist to any concert. Too many noise, too many people around.... I rather prefer to listen to music in smaller meetings with friends or at home.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
17 Jun
I agree. That is more my speed as well.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
16 Jun
I don't like getting up front anymore, but I still like going to them occasionally, the last one was Collective Soul/ZZ Top/Sammy Hagar last August
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Thats right. I remember you posting about that. I would love to see Collective Soul! Thats my jam!
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jun
I only liked to go to classical concerts and that was years ago. Do not like crowds at all anymore.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
I dont blame you at all. I am not an anxious person but i get a little bit of anxiety over it.
@1hopefulman (28541)
• Canada
16 Jun
They have become very expensive and I don't like being squeezed in a crowd with all sorts of smells. So, these days I'm avoiding them. I do still go to outside concerts where I can stand a ta distance from the main crowd.
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@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Smells! Aha yes. I had forgotten.
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@cintol (6420)
• United States
17 Jun
I haven't been to a concert since I was in my 20's I think, last one I saw was Fleetwood Mac and Heart. I don't think I would go now because I just don't like being around that many people anymore
@maezee (32283)
• United States
17 Jun
Exactly. It does seem like a lot of people as they get older dont like these things as much. Thats where Im at aanyway!
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@cintol (6420)
• United States
18 Jun
@maezee Me too, I enjoy my quiet space and just watching them on tv now
@sharon6345 (126002)
• United States
16 Jun
I would not attend one no matter the fun. My anxiety would want me by the exit door. I know it takes a second to get trampled on in some cases. It's been seen and there is nothing better than my chair and a video.
@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
I totally can understand that
@sharon6345 (126002)
• United States
17 Jun
@maezee I am so glad you can since It's a thing for sure that could happen.
@TRBRocks420 (77690)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jun
Hope you have fun and, I liked them more when I drank, also I prefer a seat.
@maezee (32283)
• United States
16 Jun
Haha. Yes. Drinking is a big thing for most at concerts. I dont really drink much anymore so maybe thats part of it.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
29 Jun
I love concerts! Or at least the ones that I've been too. Which have actually all been country concerts, of artists I reallyyyy love, and with seats.
@snowy22315 (47268)
• United States
23 Jun
Yes, sometimes, but I haven't been to a formal one in some time.
@toniganzon (49989)
• Philippines
18 Jun
The last one I went to was back when I was in college. A rock bank that I really love. WAs in the mid 90s. I don't enjoy concerts as much anymore. But if somebody gives me a ticket to a favorite band of mine, I'd probably go but with my family.
@MarymargII (9770)
• Toronto, Ontario
17 Jun
I do love them if they are not too crazy crowded. WEnt to a good many in my day!