1. a musical performance given in public, typically by several performers or of several separate compositions.
This topic was brought up by me at the local Jimmy Johns with my parents. There we were: sitting in a booth, eating our sandwiches, having no care in the world. Now before this dinner, my parents had just picked me up from my guitar teachers house because I had just finished a lesson. During that lesson, my guitar teacher (Arielle) told me that she gets to see the bands Blink-182 and All Time Low in concert soon. Those being two of my favorite bands, I was jealous. I’ve always wanted to go to a concert. The Cheetah Girls thing I went to when I was 6 does not count. After hearing this information from Arielle, I told her that I’ve always wanted to go to a concert, but my parents have never let me. Whether it was the prices, the timing, or just down saying no, my parents have never considered letting me go to a concert. They always thought that if I went to one, something bad would happen. At hearing this, Arielle informed me that when she was little, she would go to maybe two concerts a month with her mom! Now. Back to Jimmy Johns:
I told my mom how Arielle got to go to concerts and she backfired with how when Arielle was little, the concerts were probably $15. This is when things started heating up. Not all concerts are so expensive. Mainly all the “mainstream” artists like Taylor Swift or Five Seconds Of Summer have the really expensive tickets. This is when Darren (my stepdad) entered. “Why would you want to go to concerts anyway?” Well, how about I want to go see the artists that got me to feel so passionate about music! I want to stand in front of them! Hear them live! Feel the vibrations of the sound! All the musicians that I want to see, are the musicians that got me to pick up that guitar! Those drums! That keyboard! That ukulele! That bass! All of these musicians got me to really feel the music and listen to the lyrics and hear the message hidden within them! How’s that for ya Darren?!
“Why don’t you just take her to that blues place downtown?” My mom nodded along with my dad then shook her head. “She wants to see people she likes.” I nod furiously with my mom. “Like who?” I look over at Darren and just give up. I’m done! Literally my whole wardrobe consists of band shirts. This is when my mom speaks up again. “People like Twenty One Pilots.” I mentally give my mom a high five for paying attention. It must of been easy though considering that I don’t shut up about them… My dad just scoffs and now we’re back to the topic of ticket prices. I pull out my phone and look up how much Twenty One Pilots tickets cost. The cheapest were $27-37. That’s a really good price if I do say so myself.
Once we finish the the prices argument, I go back to think about how 4 musicians that I listen to are coming to Austin in July. Don’t worry Gammy. I know you’re reading this and let me tell you: even if I weren’t going to Wales in July, there is no possible way I would be allowed to go to these concerts. So don’t worry. You’re good. I just told my mom about the musicians that are coming to Austin how hypothetically, if I wouldn’t be out of the country in July, I would be just sitting in my room probably binge watching Netflix while all my friends go and see Twenty One Pilots, who sings about feeling lonely and feeling sad and making you happy by saying you’re okay. Go see Melanie Martinez who sings about problems in the real world that not everyone sees in their everyday life. Go see Panic! At The Disco who sings about how it’s okay to be different. All while I would be moping in my room. Another thing, my friend was talking to my how this May, she gets to go see The Neighbourhood (another band I like) in concert. I got really excited, then remembered: oh yeah, according to my parents, I can’t go to a concert till I can buy my own ticket and drive myself there.
Like I said before: concerts. I wanna go to one! But, like someone said, all in good time. Hopefully I get to go to one soon though! I think I’ll end this blog post here. I think everyone got my message as I’ve clearly stated it many times. With that, I hope everyone gets to go see some concerts, and have a great weekend! Bye!