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Old 04-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Do you guys think it's weird to go to a concert/show by yourself? I don't really have that many friends and even if I did ask some of them to come, they usually can't because they have work, don't have enough money, aren't interested in the type of music, etc. I feel like I'll never be able to go with others unless I make new friends which I don't count on happening anytime soon. I don't really mind going alone but I feel like people would think I'm weird or a loser for going alone.
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I don't know if other people notice people who are on there own, I do but that might be because i'm alway's on my own. I think most people are more interested in enjoying themselves to notice people on there own.

Why do we care so much about what others think.
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It's not weird at all to go to a concert on your own. When I go to gigs I notice many people who are there on their own, just to enjoy the music.

I went to gigs on my own in the past. I have to admit that the idea of going alone freaks me out a bit beforehand, but once I'm at the venue I'm doing well. People focus on the band/ artist and you can just blend into the crowd.
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Not weird at all. Just scary.
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I just, for the first time ever, bought a ticket for myself to a show 3 weeks from now. I'll be honest I'm a bit anxious. I plan on having at least a couple of drinks before I even get there. I'm gonna try to blend in of course as much as possible. Like a complete dumb___ I got a good seat, front row just above the floor, at the end of the aisle. I'm planning ahead to make sure I'm in the right "frame of mind".
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Probably, but who cares
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Nope, Not weird in the least. Don't worry, I go to shows by myself as well. There is nothing wrong with that.
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The worst part is that I dont have a problem with the people there because they are just enjoying themselves and I dont have to interact with them in anyway. I'm more concerned about how some people I know may react to me going alone. I know I shouldn't really care but it's the SA. However, I think I'm just gonna go for it and try not to care about what they say.
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If it's weird to go see your favorite band or artist, then consider many people weird.
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This is one of the things i've been trying to build up courage to do for ages now. Oddly, I always feel more comfortable in bigger venues than small clubs.

Major props to anyone who has done it!
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I went to a concert by myself the other day. When the music starts playing, everything is all right.
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It's not weird. I used to go to concerts by myself all the time. For some reason I feel like the creepy old guy who stands in the back now Concerts are much more enjoyable with people you know.
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I went to a concert by myself the other day. When the music starts playing, everything is all right.
Was going to type the same thing.
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I went to a concert by myself the other day. When the music starts playing, everything is all right.
Who'd you see?
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Who'd you see?
The War On Drugs. There's relative unknowns right now, but I been fan of theirs for a while. They opened for Destroyer, who leadman is apart of the New Pornographers but didn't say for them. It was a very cool show, it exceeded my expectations, the band was really tight together and sounded amazing. I like finding gems and this was definitely one.
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Almost every concert I have attended, I attended alone.
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No, I'm in the same boat as you. First concert coming up, it's highly unlikely that my friends will come with me. I'm a bit worried of getting trampled, mostly because it's a post-hardcore show and I'm a couple years younger than the average fan I think. Who are you seeing?
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The War On Drugs. There's relative unknowns right now, but I been fan of theirs for a while. They opened for Destroyer, who leadman is apart of the New Pornographers but didn't say for them. It was a very cool show, it exceeded my expectations, the band was really tight together and sounded amazing. I like finding gems and this was definitely one.
Nice.

I saw the New Pornographers a few years back in front of one of the tinyest gig crowds i've ever been in. Literally 25 people there and Blaine had to play off the stage on the floor.
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