I never went to concerts in the past and thirty something years later regret that I skipped and missed out.
So recently looking more at concerts than ever before.
Question: how many concerts do you as regular concert goers visit in a year?
I have now booked 15 for this year. I just have no idea if that’s an acceptable number or if I’m pushing the goodwill of Mrs RN a bit too much.
I used to be around once a week when i was single and lived in the city centre. Back then Glasgow had a great music scene and some brilliant venues.
Now it’s tailed of a bit, I only have two booked for this year so far but will probably end up at around ten. A lot of the bands I followed such as Arcade Fire, The National are now playing in these purpose built arenas. I’m really not a fan of the big corporate sheds, you are treated like sh!t and ripped off for everything so I tend not to go to those as often as I used to.
I’ve been to lots of gigs in the past but never shook the disappointment with how most bands end up sounding in-room. I like the scale and sheer dynamics and the chance to see an artist perform, but over time the nagging doubt and work based distractions mean I see fewer and fewer bands.
I tend to go with FoL now as she is more enthusiastic so I’d say maybe 6-10 a year I find worth going to.