12 Things That People Who Go To A LOT Of Concerts Understand
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12 Things That People Who Go To A LOT Of Concerts Understand

Concerts have a way of bringing out the best in you.

12 Things That People Who Go To A LOT Of Concerts Understand
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Some call us concert junkies, or maybe they just call us obsessed. Either way, they're probably right. To you, there is nothing quite as great in this world as going to a show, and you don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Here are a few things that you've probably experienced along the way.

1. You know exactly what time of year to be on the lookout for tour dates.

Concert season is your favorite season.

2. Four words: emergency concert ticket fund.

This is the only reason you're any good at saving up money. You never know when a surprise tour might be announced and you are always prepared.

3. People always ask you why you've seen the same band so many times.

You don't understand people when they say that they're not going to a show because they've already seen them. So? You must be living a really sad life. I've seen the same band six times and counting – sue me.

4. The 10 minutes before a ticket pre-sale are simultaneously the best and worst moments of your life.

So much stress, but even more adrenaline. This is obviously what OneRepublic was referring to when they said, "everything that kills me makes me feel alive".

5. Set lists are your best friend.

You don't understand how people can go to concerts without knowing exactly which songs will be played and when. How else would you make a pre-concert playlist? Are you crazy?

6. You would much rather be in a pit than confined to a seat.

How else are you supposed to get to the barricade? You're willing to sacrifice your personal space and partake in a few mosh pits if it means being that close.

7. You've learned to be aggressive.

You have to learn to stand up for yourself. You've been kicked in the face by crowd-surfers, had beer dumped on you by the token annoying drunk guy, and had your hair pulled (probably on purpose) by girls trying to get ahead of you. You can only take so much before you learn to pull some hair yourself.

8. All of your best stories start with. "So, I was at this concert..."

I'm not just talking about the time that you caught a guitar pick or met a band member, although those are great too. No, I'm talking about the time that you passed out before the concert even started, the time that you were in a crowd full of solely large, sweaty, middle-aged men, the time that you had an entire cake thrown on you from the stage, or the time that you lost both of your shoes in the middle of winter.

9. You never fall for the "false concert ending."

Even if you don't have the set list, you still expect the encore. I mean come on, they're a given. If the band did not announce that it was their last song, they're coming back. They always come back.

10. You know that the greatest hunger you will ever experience is post-concert hunger.

You may have eaten three or four White Castle burgers, and you are not even sorry.

11. You consume more water after a concert than if you had just run a 5K.

Unless you've learned the art of sneaking in water bottles, you'd rather wait than waste $7 on a water bottle. You're not totally insane.

12. You are more yourself at a concert than anywhere else.

Concerts have a way of bringing out the best in you and intensifying your already existing personality. Some people think I'm shy (false, but beside the point), but take me to a concert and I am the girl you hold onto if you want to make your way to the front, as well as the girl who will make friends with the people around me (probably because my own friends couldn't keep up and lost me). You're at home in the crowd, and that's why you keep going back.

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