“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you would drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It is more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” -Ray Bradbury
There is a myriad of reasons that would prompt one to book a plane ticket and see what it is like at the other side of the world.
For some, the appeal of travel might be hinged on the thrill of a spontaneous adventure, to immersing yourself in a totally foreign city and observing foreign customs and culture. To others, traveling might be an avenue for refining their culinary tastes or an opportunity to broaden their view of the world. However, there are a select few of us who would cross oceans just to see our favorite music artists live. If you are one of the individuals who have experienced such, it is likely that you have been the receiving end of the incredulous stares from people who do not quite get your enthusiasm and passion for concerts and musical festivals.
Of course, there is nothing wrong in sticking to your home town venue–whether that may be an empty parking lot or a concert venue in Makati City . However, know that more often than not, you would likely need to do a bit of traveling if you wish to follow specific artists who do not come quite as often to your town or city.
However, traveling primarily to see a concert or music event does not necessarily have to be expensive–especially when you can use your mileage points for free flights. Furthermore, the experience can be more than just seeing your favorite artists. In fact, it can be a trip that segues to traveling in a new city and fully immersing yourself in the experience. In any case, here are some of the good reasons why you should definitely travel for concerts:
1.) Once in a while, you need to get away
If you have never been anywhere but in your hometown apart from your occasional travels every now and then, seeing a concert out of town will be an excellent opportunity to get away. Sure, you can easily get away at any time of the year, but why not make the prospect even more exciting by booking a ticket to see your favorite artist perform?
2.) See and experience different parts of the world
Traveling has always been seen as the perfect way to relax, breathe and experience more of the world. In fact, some of us may have even booked tickets to places because we thought they sounded cool. To our dismay, they did not live up to our expectations once we got there. In this regard, it is best to plot your travel schedules around the time your favorite artist is scheduled to perform in a particular city. Apart from getting to see them perform live, doing so will also take you to small and rather obscure cities that you might never have gone to had it not been for the concert.
3.) Make new friends
Attending music festivals and concerts is an excellent opportunity for you to meet like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm and passion for the same genre of music or performer. Traveling for concerts would give you so many friends from different countries and attending a musical performance together would certainly give you a chance to bond. In cultivating these friendships, you would then be expanding not only your social circle but your opportunity to travel as well. It might be on that on your next trip, you plan on visiting them or vice versa. After all, no one is passionate about these artists as you are.
4.) The show is different
It is possible that you have gotten flak for seeing the same artist perform live countless times. After all, if they are all done by a single performer, just how different can it be? They are all bound to be the same, right? On the contrary, shows–even if performed by a single artist–will always be different. In this regard, fans will always have something to look forward to every single time they perform regardless of where their concert venue in makati might be.