Thought I’d start this topic here because it’s been on my list of resolutions for this year: To go to at least one show a month as a ticket-buying fan.
Tonight I’m headed off to this show, and wanted to know - What are you all going out to see? Anything fun?
More musings follow, but I’m really trying to get the main point up top, and saving my love of typing and writing for the real patient folk.
As a professional musician, I end up at a lot of shows. It’s like I’m going to 10-20 shows a month. But! When you’re working (or if you’re working in a genre that doesn’t really stoke your fire) you can get burned out on live music, a genre, the scene, etc. etc.
As a fan (and a fan whose day-job is musician), it’s hard to find time and money to do anything, let alone drop $20 or more on a ticket, drive somewhere, stay out late, buy merchandise, etc. etc.
The excuses are plentiful.
But in this year of one show (minimum) a month, my fires are STOKED!! Going out and being a part of the musical community is so invigorating. The music is 1 bazillion times more inspiring up close, and the experience is like full-body-mind-therapy.
It restores faith in humanity, it keeps things on a calendar worth working towards, and keeps me stocked on new vinyl and cool shirts!!
Just a reflective plug to go out and enjoy the music and musicians that you love.