Live concerts seem to have a wonderful magic of their own. While you anxiously wait for the bands to start as they are busy setting up their drum snares and tuning their guitars, you start to wonder whether the band’s live act will sound better than the studio album versions.
The concert doesn’t usually start with the featured headliner band. Instead the opening-act are the first to take over the stage and they are responsible for setting up an enthusiastic atmosphere among the crowd and getting them excited for the famous headliner band. Every well known band today, whether it is The Beatles, Led Zeppelin or any other band you can think of, were an opening act for another bands at some point of time in their career.
Soon the opening acts are off the stage and the featured band for the evening takes over the stage. The crowd can hardly control their excitement at this moment of time because they get to see their idols right in front of them who otherwise can only be seen on TVs, interviews or magazine covers. You can hear a huge roar in the crowd with the very first strum of chords and soon the evening starts transforming into an once-in-a-lifetime experience of pure musical extravaganza.
Concert audio systems or amplifiers are usually lot more huge, powerful and louder than your PC speakers or headphones.
This loudness, combined with the lighting effects and the presence of people who have similar taste in music like you, takes you onto a whole new level which is hardly experienced otherwise. Crazy mosh pits, improvised guitar solos and crowd surfing just multiply the experience ten folds.
By the time the band reaches to its last few tracks for the evening, you feel one with the performers on stage. The crowd does not let go of the band once they have finished their set and usually demand an encore of the last song and the band slowly and teasingly awards the crowd with an encore which leaves the crowd in a pure state of ecstasy.
Concerts not only entertain the masses but also serve as the major stream of revenue for the band and the best method of publicity and exposure for both the opening act as well as the headliner band. One can notice mass purchase of the bands albums and merchandise after a few days following the concert.
I am sure people who have gone to concerts before can easily relate to my post, and well, those who haven’t been to a concert yet, its time you step out of your houses and experience the pure joy and magic of live music.
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