When you've been to as many concerts as I have, people are quick to question how I can afford it and why I would spend so much money on concerts. Concerts are my thing. I love live music and it's without a doubt, my favorite thing to do. It doesn't matter if its a 200 capacity venue or 20,000 capacity arena, if I've never heard of the artist or a band, or if I've seen 6 times before.
Sure there's plenty of other things I could spend my money on or save but I'd rather spend one night at a concert than go out every other night or go shopping. Yes there have been some times that I probably spent a little too much on a particular concert or should have paid off a bill instead, but in the long run, if I'm going to choose to be be late on one bill or going to an amazing concert, I'm going to go to a concert and have a wonderful memory of that night.
Some people find joy in activities that give them a rush of adrenaline such as racing cars or skydiving. I think concerts have the same type of effect on some people, including myself. There's nothing Ike waiting in a big pit of people waiting for an artist you all love to come on the stage and play songs we all know and love. It doesn't matter if you're having a bad day, week, or year, you put that all aside for a night to listen to an amazing artist or band, and it can be life-changing. Everyone around you come from different places, in different parts in their lives, and going through different things but you can all come together as a community and spread love through music and I think that's beautiful. I like to be a part of that any chance I get. I want to see the artists and bands I love whenever they go on tour to feel the love and unity in the room when they play their music live.
I've made so many friends at concerts and have even travelled several hours away to see some bands. What better way to spend a weekend than taking a road trip with some friends and seeing an awesome band? To me, that's a memory I'll never forget and it's definitely worth the money.
Spend the money on a memory-- an experience.I also know that it will not be too much longer until I will get too old to be in mosh pits and waiting outside the venue for 10 hours to get barricade. Even now, I am sometimes one of the oldest people in a group waiting for a show. This time isn't going to last forever so I'm going to take advantage of all the opportunities I have now.
Long story short, concerts make me happy and their worth the money to me. Do what makes you happy.