September 11, 2019

The Life Cycle Of A Concert Addict


1. Waiting for tour dates.

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Your life can be divided into two categories: time spent at concerts, and time spent waiting on concerts. You're either at a concert, or you're planning the next one. It's a scientific fact.

2. Choosing a destination (or ten).

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Of course you’re going to the show closest to your house. But three of your friends will be in Nashville, and the Chicago show is on a weekend, and you’ve always wanted to go to Disney World on Halloween, and suddenly you feel a lot like that mouse being given a cookie.

3. Requesting time off.

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Your coworkers are used to this. They may not know where you’re going this time, but they all know there’s a concert involved. And the moment you get that approval makes everything real.

4. Plotting with friends.

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You have a group chat, and it’s full of everything from hotel room debates to fan gossip and ridiculous scenarios of things that will never happen. This usually includes at least one person who wasn’t going to go and still probably shouldn’t, but peer pressure is strong and FOMO is real.

5. Unnecessary shopping.

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You don’t really need a new concert outfit or a new travel pillow, but your excitement says that you do, and and the eBags ad in your email says that you will.

6. Pre-show nerves.

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It's finally the day of the show, and your stomach will stay in a queasy knot right up until you've secured your spot and you can see the band on stage. Until then, you'll imagine every unlikely flat tire, delayed flight, natural disaster, and flashmob of line cutters that could keep you from your happy place.

7. The concert.
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You made it! You immediately forget all of the stress and months of waiting it took to get you here, because it was all worth it and nothing else matters. Whoever said Disney was the happiest place on earth obviously never stood front row center right against the barricade for their favorite band.

8. Denial.

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When the show ends, you look for any excuse not to leave. You'll spend hours waiting by the bus trying to meet the band or stay up until 3am talking about the day with your friends. Who cares if you have a 6 AM flight? As long as you're awake, it's not really over.

9. Instant replay mode.

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When you get back home, you're still not ready to let it go. You talk about it to anyone who will listen, and you find yourself scrolling the same Instagram hashtags a dozen times in search of new posts (even though the search results are roughly 27 angles of the same ten seconds of one song).

10. Memory lane.

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After a week or so, you stop obsessing so much over your latest concert experience and start to remember all the ones that came before. Old tour pictures and timehop posts fill you with a mix of thankful nostalgia but also excitement for whatever comes next. Which leads right back to…

1. Waiting for tour dates.

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#stillwaitingforthis.


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