Last week, I got to experience my very first rock show, and let me tell you, it was quite an experience!
Beartooth, a band we work with at Black Box, is currently on their Agressive tour, which has stops all across the United States & Europe through the end of the year. Last week, they had their show at The Regent, in Los Angeles, and I got to attend.
Let me put this out there – I am not a huge fan of rock music. That being said, I don’t really listen to rock music, therefore, I went into this evening not being very familiar with any of the band’s music, but, I left the evening having really enjoyed myself. I honestly didn’t think I would. It’s never as fun when you go to a show and don’t know any of the music that the act will be performing. This was so different though, that I enjoyed the atmosphere and everything that was happening off stage.
From the second that Beartooth came onto the stage, other individuals, fans, were climbing on stage, in order to dive into the audience and crowd surf. Wait, what? Fans were going on stage? At their own discretion? Without being picked out by any members of the band? Yeppppp. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe that that was allowed, that it was a thing. The individual would climb up on stage, sometimes go up to the lead singer and tap his shoulder or give him a high five, and then they would jump into the audience to start their crowdsurfing. I was mesmerized by the entire thing. Never have I seen anything like it. I think it’s so cool though. Everyone was respectful to the band, but they also got to experience something awesome.
Another thing I found interesting was how people in the crowd were running in circles, or pacing from one side of the floor to the other; something I had never seen before.
It’s like this music brings people to a whole other world, almost like they’re in a trance – and honestly, I love that. I love that music has the power to make people forget about everything else that’s going on in their lives and that they get to truly enjoy themselves for the duration of the show.
This may have been my first rock concert, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last. Thank you, Beartooth, for a great evening, and best of luck on the rest of your tour!