There's one thing that I hate more than anything and that is when people spend their whole time at a concert taking videos and showing the world that they are at a venue or an event. We all know those people, the ones that throw their phones in the air and videotape every single video there is during a concert. The Snapchat stories that are years long while you are hearing their drunk, off-key voices, sing to every song they are recording.
The reason I hate this is not that its a waste of time when I am going through an hour-long Snapchat story listening to the horrible noise coming from my phone, but because while people are doing that they aren't paying attention to what really matters. What really matters is not who's playing, how much money you spent to get your seats, or how close you are to a singer or band, but who you came therewith and the memories you make out of it.
I notice when I go to concerts the girl swinging her phone in the air to capture all the songs that are playing. But right next to her is the boyfriend or family member who bought those tickets. Instead of paying attention and enjoying the moment from the concert, the singer, and the person who came with them we are focusing on how many people on social media are going to see where we are.
I was guilty of this when I was in high school, I cared more about what people thought of me than the moment I was living. Once I realized that I started to live more at the moment with the people I love. Now instead of remembering all the Snapchats I took, I remember the conversations, the smiles, and the feelings I experienced during the concert and realized that it was priceless. That's something nothing or anyone can ever take from me.