Concerts have been a happy place of mine for many years now, so much so that there was a time where I used to go to at least one concert a month. However, ever since my move to London I somehow put this passion aside. Partially because I was anxious to travel that far out to different venues during work nights, and because I don’t really have my ‘concert squad’ with me to go together. This mind-set made me miss out on Drake’s tour earlier this year, and I refused to let it stop me from seeing Lorde. So I entered the untested waters and purchased a ticket.
That was the best decision I could have made. I had been to concerts alone before, but it is so different when you are going to a venue in a city that you know. So me going to this particular concert solo, means that I can now consider myself one step closer to really being a ‘Londoner’ right! Standing in that venue alone, surrounded by thousands of people of course, seeing Lorde perform some of my favourite songs ever was such an incredible experience.
I had been wanting to see Lorde’s tour ever since she released Pure Heroine four years ago. Yet somehow I never managed to actually see her, and she certainly did not disappoint. After Khalid warmed up the crowd, Lorde soon followed and took the crowd to another level. Literally everyone was singing, dancing and just generally having a brilliant time. It keeps amazing me how music can really unite people in almost a magical way.
After this experience, I really want to encourage you to think about the last time going solo stopped you from doing something you wanted to. Try to identify which other arguments you have been telling yourself unconsciously and think of counterarguments or even potential solutions. Next time, you will be more likely to step out of yet another comfort zone and just do whatever it was that you wanted to do last time. There is literally nothing keeping you back but yourself.
Lots of Love,