My Reasons for Choosing to Stay Sober at Concerts
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My Reasons for Choosing to Stay Sober at Concerts

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My Reasons for Choosing to Stay Sober at Concerts
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Why I enjoy being sober for concerts

I have been very privileged in my life to have had the opportunity to attend concerts at a young age. I never felt the need to be drunk or high for a concert because I love the natural high so much. Here is my listicle of reasons to stay sober for concerts.

1)You Remember the Whole Thing.

Concerts are amazing and being able to remember them is very important. Events like sports games and concerts are the sort of stuff you can’t relive as much as you would like to. Better to remember it.

2)It is a VERY public place

You are almost uncomfortably close to people at certain concerts. Nothing is more awkward in a crowded general admissions concert than someone being intoxicated. I was at one once where a guy was dragged out by the police. Uncomfortable.

3)In the age of social media, EVERYONE is filming the concert.

Also, employers have access to all social media, and it is entirely possible to your drunken antics at a concert go viral because someone you don’t even know filmed and posted it.

4) The energy of lots of people singing the same music is better than any high or drink

The natural high from concerts is one of my favorite feelings in the world. An entire stadium of people singing this song that you love so much is one of the most incredible feelings. The energy of that feeling is one of unity and is such a high vibration.

5)Concerts are expensive

Seriously, I paid $80 apiece for Coldplay, $45 for Michael Franti, and on and on. I find the cost worth it because I love seeing music live but if you have saved up for a while getting drunk and forgetting some of it would be a major bummer.

6)Drinks at venues cost loads

At Gillette Stadium a Bud light costs around $12. For a Bud light. Almost twice as much as buying a six pack at a store. I split one with my friend, and that was it. Still pushing it.

7)It is an excellent opportunity to be very in the moment

At the most recent concert I went to (Coldplay at Gillette Stadium) I didn’t film, I didn’t drink, and it was a moment that I felt alive. I struggle with staying in the moment so when I find something that gets me to be in the moment, it’s amazing.

8)You feel fantastic the next morning

The energy of the concert is still in your bones and no hangover to deal with. I tend to have a great day the day after concerts because I still have the energy within me.

9)Concerts are sometimes hard to get public transportation to

The last three or four shows I have been to have been in places where I couldn’t take a train or bus there and back. I have had to drive, and I didn’t want to drive drunk. This may be a very New England thing, but a lot of venues in my area aren’t easily accessible unless you have a car.

10)You will have more money to go to more concerts.

Skipping out on drinking at concerts ultimately means saving money.

*I understand that there is a difference between being drunk and being belligerent. A lot of what I reference is closer to belligerence. Also, this is personal preference.

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