Concerts are a pivotal moment of happiness.
They are moments where you can feel your stomach churn as you show your tickets to the guards at the door. Moments where you can hear your heart in your ears and feel it pounding in your throat as you find your seat or standing location, and the lights begin to dim. Moments where your whole body shakes with excitement as the stage lights flicker on and the opening chords scream to the audience.
Growing up, I was never lucky enough to go to concerts for my childhood idols. Bands like Busted, who were, growing up, my all time favourites, remained Live CD’s on my shelf rather than a performance on stage. I went to my first concert aged 12 or 13, one of the two, and to be honest, I don’t think my first concert experience was anything magical. However, I did enjoy myself, and so it was worth the money and the discomfort of being crowded by people around me, angled so we could see the stage from Block 5.
I didn’t want my concert experiences to end there, and so, since then, I’ve not been to many more. But, I do plan to see many more artists in concert in the future, and I thought today I’d share a list of those I have seen, and those I want to see, for nobody but myself to enjoy.