How disappointed were people when they realised that they spent 10-15k on a ticket only to watch Justin Bieber lip sync to some of his famous songs on stage, wearing boxer shorts? Very.

Fortunately, I wasn’t part of that disappointed lot. Concerts for me are nothing but a pretentious way for people to spend an evening, surrounded by random people making snapchat stories of what’s on stage.

Having attended a few concerts in my life, I can say for sure that my aversion towards them multiplied each time, until I stopped attending them.

As privileged millennials, we are presented with many opportunities to see artists like Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran among others, live in action.

While I don’t have anything against the kind of music these people produce, I certainly cannot stand seeing them on a screen from afar in a sea of people.

Here’s why:

1. No personal space

There’s no doubt that concerts are super crowded. It seems as though ‘pushing and shoving’ is a package deal that comes with concert tickets. It’s difficult not just to get in, but to also get out.

People are waiting to run you over in some way or another. Not to forget the occasional groper that comes by.

Not only do concerts have a complete lack of personal space, but they also have a tendency to become unsafe spaces.

   2. Overpriced pretentiousness

Buying a concert ticket is a task in itself. Not only do the tickets have to be booked way in advance, they also don’t hesitate to burn a hole in our pockets.

With tickets starting from 2500 bucks and running upto 50k, concerts are the perfect revenue churners. Additionally, they also serve food and drinks at double or triple the prices.

The fact that people willingly pay a bomb to watch an ant sized star ‘rock the stage’ is beyond me.

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    3. Inauthenticity

Most often than not, the artists performing on stage don’t give it their best shot. Be it the lip syncing, the coming late or the ‘leaving after performing three songs’. You never know what kind of an artist you’re in for.

Listening to them perform live and from an app, are totally different things. If I want to see Ed Sheeran on a screen I’d rather watch him on YouTube, in the comfort of my home.

   4. Site for amateur teenage couples

In the handful of concerts that I have attended, if there is one thing that I have noticed, its that they are FULL of groups of teenagers.

Teenage couples who act like they’re so in love when Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’ comes on, or pretentious ones who ‘pre-game’ and come to ‘enjoy’ the concert.

It takes them two seconds from singing along with the artist to flashing their phones to capture the concert in their snapchat stories.

What good is a live concert if you have to watch it through yours or someone else’s screen? What’s the point of spending so much money only to watch the performer on your phones?

Concerts are not only superficial, but are also channels for displaying how ‘lit’ people’s lives are. I’m sure there are many people who love concerts.

They get an adrenaline rush when surrounded by thousands of people, waiting in cohesion for the artist to come perform on stage. As much as I’d like to be one of those people, I certainly am not.

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