When the lights go down and the music starts to vibrate through the area, you become fully immersed in the concert. The music becomes synchronized with your heartbeat.
“It feels like you have been transported to a whole other world, where the outside world ceases to exist,” Coppell High School senior Millicent Coleman senior said. “You are just in the moment with your friends, and with the artist.”
For each generation, concerts and music have been a defining aspect of the culture during that time. The passion for music is consistent, but the music style has varied. Having a passion for music seems to be something everyone shares. In a world that is so divided, it is refreshing to have something that makes you forget about everything.
“At a concert, there are people of all ages and all races.” CHS sophomore Aadhunik Sundar said. “It’s one of the times where there is no judgment or criticism.”
Everyone has come together to share this once in a lifetime experience.
“You are all there for the same reason, to see this artist that you all love,” Coleman said. “It unites everyone and makes you feel like you are part of a group.”
One of the main differences between going to a concert and listening to music in your daily life is the environment. The energy that you feel the moment you walk in is reciprocated by everyone else that is there. It is almost as if you are bouncing off each other’s energy.
“Normally when I listen to music it just feels like background music to my life, but when you are at a concert you become a part of the music,” Coleman said.
There are moments when the artist takes a moment and just talks to the audience. You are able to see who they are as a person, and not just a performer.
“Even though you are not the only person in the room, it feels like you are,” CHS junior Teja Sing said. “You form a connection and relationship with the artist, despite you not actually knowing them.”
You are, essentially, in a crowded room with a bunch of strangers, but in that moment, you feel so close to these people whose name you don’t even know.
“People you don’t even know will pick you up if you fall down. It just builds a strong community,” Sundar said.
During a concert, you can get so caught up momentarily that you are able to forget everything stressful in your life. You are just there to have a good time with good people.
“The moment leading up can be a bit stressful because you could be dealing with traffic, parking and possibly being late,” Coleman said. “However, everything is worth it when you get there and are in the moment because you forget about everything else.”
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many concerts have been postponed or cancelled. During this time of stress, we need to stay positive and see concerts as something to look forward to after.
Though we all have to endure this period of time and be patient, waiting only makes the heart grow fonder. The coronavirus may take away our ability to go to concerts for a while, but we will always have our passion for music. Especially in a time of crisis, we can turn to music to lift our spirits.
The way music makes you feel is indescribable. Everything is surreal for those seemingly fleeting moments. The influence it has on so many lives is crazy to think about. It has the ability to completely change your mood, which is so moving and powerful.
“Music gives me more energy and puts me in a good mood. It puts me in a good headspace and makes me productive,” Sundar said.
The effect music has on everyone’s lives is different, but when we are able to bond over a common interest, we form connections with both the artist and the people around you.
“Everyone has different experiences at concerts, but they are definitely life experiences,” Sing said. “Your favorite artist won’t be performing forever, so if you have the opportunity to go I think everyone should.”
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