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My favorite memories come from maybe not the most thought through choices. If there's anything I'm a sucker for, it's concert tickets. Likewise, nothing makes my wallet upset more than concert tickets.
However, in my opinion it's best to spend money on experiences, not things so I find it worth it in the end.
My First concerts:
Cheetah Girls // Justin Bieber // Mike Posner
Yes. The Cheetah Girls were my first real concert. While I don't exactly remember the show, I do remember when I cried on the play ground the next day because someone got dirt on the shirt that I bought the night before. Justin Bieber was where my love of concerts began. I have never been in a stadium so loud with so much energy, and I haven't been in one since. Concert Junkies start somewhere, and mine just happened to be with JB.
Big Name Concerts:
Taylor Swift // Chance the Rapper // Chainsmokers // Ed Sheeran
Since then, I've enjoyed the atmosphere that big ticket names bring in. I love the production, and the screaming. It's unlike anything else to be in a sea of people all there for the same reason you are. My favorite moments are where the artist stops singing just to listen to the thousands of other fans singing the song they put so much work into.
Scotty Mcreery // Eli Young Band // Old Dominion
Keith Urban // Little Big Town // Zac Brown Band
I'm not really surprised that I've seen more country concerts than any other genre. It's not my favorite genre of music, but they are the shows most available in the state of Nebraska. To be honest, some of my favorite summer memories come from these concerts. The cowboy boots and summer air, not much can beat that.
Macklemore // Parachute // Jon Bellion // Vance Joy // Karmin
By far, my favorite concert experiences have been with smaller names in smaller venues. These are your most loyal fan bases, and best show atmosphere. You don't go see these people if you haven't been a fan since day one. There's almost a competitive nature in the fan base, who knows the most and who can sing it that loudest? The intimate venue creates the best mood and the best memories. So good in fact, that I have seen Parachute twice.
I have nothing but good things to say about all of the concerts I've seen. My tips to all of you wanting to rack up on concert experience include:
-Wear comfortable shoes
-Eat before hand
-Don't spend the whole night trying to get a good picture
-Likewise, don't snap chat the whole show.
-Enjoy the moment, and don't forget, there won't be another show exactly like this one ever again.
Buy the tickets. See the show. And do it all over again the next week.
A lot of the time, it's easier to write about the lessons life teaches us out of the hardships and heartaches of life.
Today, that is not the case.
I have entered a season in life of contentment, and my only choice is to be thankful. To not seek out the bad in the world, to not fix any one thing, to not find the doom and gloom in the every day.
But to simply be grateful.
So for today's (overdue) blog there is no one life lesson, no take away, only a challenge. Choose joy. Chose to be content.
And here's where I find joy.
What's your joy list consist of?
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