I paid for a ticket where you have to stand up and if you get there early you can be front row so to speak. The reality is I didn’t get to the exact front and I experienced so much more..
yes at least I got the opportunity to see them live. They did to my knowledge play the songs I really wanted them to play. I met and talked with other fans. SO I am grateful for that but I also have to acknowledge I paid for most of this other things..
I paid more than $100 for General Admission ticket to see a band to be
1 Squished like a sardine
Here is the thing, though maybe that statement is an exaggeration, the fact of the matter is , it was not great or “comfortable” how were packed in. I am fortunate, blessed that I am tall so I can see the stage or band even though I am some yards into the crowd though.. But for real , it was difficult to be able to just lay your hands down to your side. and then you were kind of stuck in one place for like an hour and half before the show started. To top it off I went alone. I was not the only one that went alone though.
2 Dehydrate myself
I didn’t see how how I could use the restroom while in the center, without potentially losing my spot. The spot I waited so long to get in the first place. To top it of technically we weren’t suppose to bring drinks . Though there seemed to be of course a concession store in there.
3 Suffer Lower backpain having to stand for hours
Again, doors opened at 6:30 pm , show started at 8pm, the band didn’t even come out until 9 pm. yes, I have to be honest I was kind of like is this how a band treats its fans? I may have actually came like at around 5pm. So I had been standing for outside, but I had no idea the discomfort and burning pain that would await me as I stood there
4. Suffer having to hear loud music
Well I guess the onus is on me here. I chose to go there despite wanting to protect my hearing..I didn’t realize that not only was some of the music ( like the bass guitars) is loud, but the shouts from other fans there. I did eventually put some ear plugs in though not sure if I put them in right but..yeah please protect you ears from hearing damage and tinnitus.lease for the love of God do not take that statement lightly. The medical community at large sites tinnitus as a permanent condition. (though I want to believe with faith in God it can be healed.
5 Barely hear the singer as fans surrounding me are singing along
To be honest I sang a bit, but I think I would have rather not and I guess I wanted to “fit in”
So with that being said
Again it was great opportunity to see a band , but boy did I get a uncomfortable learning experience too.
It probably would have been smarter to have just paid for seat.. I didn’t know how the center looked like or how far the seats would be or if I could have seen the singers from the seats. I am not sure.. Plus there is always this hope dream that you could see the singer especially if its a guy you like admire..perhaps eye contact..or yeah you get the gist ( don’t get any crude idea though-I don’t do hookups)
So of course I pay for General Admission tickets. Um you know , now thinking back on it, I didn’t really wonder or speculate how attending a concert that way would be. Now I know.
I’ve probably only attended two or three other “concerts”. I’ve actually seen bands perform but it was like at school and it was more low key atmosphere. There were seats, and perhaps tables I think.
I’ve literally paid to see a concert 2x. the previous one was only like about $25 . and although I had to stand up , it wasn’t cramped. I arrived went to the area in front of the stage but there were plenty of people there already. There was balcony area to stand also. I went up there with my mom, boy was that a better choice. I could see the artist really well and was even able to record video from there. Plus it wasn’t cramped.
Perhaps concerts where the singers just sing track after track is not for me…Sure they talked some ..but this last concert. I felt like it was a bit rushed. and the front man..I was not really liking his vibe..if at all there was any there.. I mean I liked one song how he performed perhaps I like the vibe he gave for that one but the rest..( it was like few months back, I don’t remember all the details now.
Also this dude, like literally smoked a cigarette on stage…like I felt why is he doing that? like he didn’t smoke it for long then he dropped or threw it down in the stage and stomped on it. I mean..cool…? Not imo.
(Above picture is not actual picture of concert I went to, but it’s kind of close to how it was.)