This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!
A melody will take a hold of you. It can inspire the deepest parts of your soul. Let the beat step your feet from side to side, then faster and faster. Allow the lyrics to raise your hands to the sky, then higher and higher. Feel the emotions spread a grin across your face, then wider and wider. Just like that, you are gracefully twirling about, feeling carefree and letting music dance within you.
There are so many different ways to listen to music nowadays. Whether it be the radio, Spotify, CDs or classic vinyl, there is one form that has the others clearly beat. There is nothing like live music. From my very first concert at age 11, I discovered the connection that always returns. Songs reach out into the crowd and grab your heart. The vocalist is singing directly to you, the bassist is playing your pulse, and the guitarist is strumming the theme song of your day. It’s amazing how you can walk into a venue and then feel so completely changed when it’s time to walk out those same doors at the end of the night. An overwhelming amount of respect for musicians consumes me after I’ve seen them perform. It takes a great amount of skill to be able to stand in front of hundreds — sometimes thousands — of people. To be able to open up your soul in the hopes of a connection with another is a remarkable talent that true artists freely conquer.
Tonight I will gather my closest friends, put on my dancing shoes, let the good vibes flow, and enter the world of live music once again.
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