Why You Should See Your Favorite Band In Concert

Why You Should See Your Favorite Band In Concert

It's a magical thing.

Going to concerts can be an exhilarating thing. From getting that anxious feeling waiting in line for your ticket to be scanned, to hearing the main act open with their first song, there are more than enough events to give you goosebumps. We always say, "I'd love to hear this song performed live", but when the time comes around to buy a ticket, excuses are made. Sometimes we don't have enough money and sometimes the concerts are too far, but I think that concerts are one of the things that we should travel for, or spend the extra dollar for, and here's why.

People listen to music through their headphones, through the stereo in their cars, off of their computers, whatever. There's nothing like hearing your favorite singer's genuine voice, paying attention to the raspiness of it and thoroughly enjoying the raw talent that is presented in front of you. The thrill of standing with hundreds, even thousands of fans, and bopping along to the sound of the beat is unparalleled.

There's always a set list, and the artists pretty much have a show routine down pat, but live shows can truly never be recreated. There will always be at least one moment in the show that is different from every other show that has been performed in the past, and that's magical. Time stops when you're in a venue, and it's like you're in a completely different world. Looking around a room full of people singing the same words that you are is almost unreal.

My advice is this: buy the ticket, even if it's expensive. Travel to a venue even if you put a substantial amount of miles on your car. Soak up every moment. Record your favorite songs, but pay attention with your eyes. Don't take a million different pictures, just take a few and be in the moment. Be present, witness everything with your eyes. You make more memories that way, and I ensure you will have a better time if you do.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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