After spending my entire summer at some type of concert venue, I did some thinking. Every concert is an experience, every concert is a future story. Someone's best night of their life. Something to tell their grandchildren about.
The magic of concerts always struck me as amazing. You can go into a place, see a band, and forget about your problems for a little bit.
It starts with the dark venue and the impatient screams of excited attendees. Soon the fog rolls in, add in some dramatic lighting, and before you know it your favorite band stands before you like gifts descending from the gods.
As the music starts, you sing every single word like you are reciting the pledge allegiance in grade school. That's when the magic really kicks in. That's when you witness the greatness bestowed upon you.
You forget about the exam you just failed, you forget about the major project you have at work, you forget about having to feed your dog. But every minute is worth it. You are here and that's all that matters.
One story I remember my dad telling me was when he had attended the Van Halen concert at Joe Louis Arena. The band had attempted to light a Flash-pot, unfortunately, it was brighter than three of our solar system's suns and left him partially blind for their first set.
Another is my dad and my uncles seeing The Who at the Pontiac Silverdome. However, with the nearest liquor store being right across the Opdyke drain, my uncle decide just to wade across to make his voyage quicker.
Experiences are what make life rich. Having the ability to share your excitement is a great feeling. Why compromise it? Embrace it. Go to every show. Share every story. Share every picture. Because believe it or not, the moments that happen now are the stories you share later.
"Music can change the world because it can change people" -Bono