At a concert last night I'd say about one third of the audience was using their phones to shoot video. I looked around the crowd and saw a sea of blue lights. By contrast, a show I saw a week ago had a strict "No-Device" rule. Nobody was allowed to take photos or shoot video.
after the massacre in Vegas, I had a few moments of feeling I'd never see a live show again because the risks, these days, felt too great. But I've had some time to think things through and decided I'm not going to let the criminals impact what I do or don't do. I'm making the decision to buy concert tickets when there's an act I want to see. Sure, I guess part of it is if we all stop going to concerts, that's sort of like letting the bad guys win.
But another reason why you'll see me in audiences again and again is that I love how concerts make me feel. It's like a euphoric high that we all get to experience because we're united for 2 hours, sharing in a common experience. At most concerts nobody cares who you voted for or what your political stance is. Everyone's smiling, moving to the beat, and feeling gratitude and togetherness. In these troubled times, that's the kind of experience I want to keep having. So I'm going to keep going to shows. And hope you'll do the same.
Seems there's been a theme to my posts recently: trying to counter the ill effects of violence and threats. While it's important to stay alert and aware of what's going on in the news, I believe we also need to get away from all the negative stuff for a while...
Of all the TV shows you watch during the week, think of how many have studio audiences. Have you ever wondered where all those people come from? Have you ever dreamt of being in the audience, seeing your favorite hosts and actors in person?