Have You Ever Had a ‘Spiritual Moment’ at a Concert?
I've had a few "OH MY GOD, IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING??" moments...
You know those moments when you're at a concert and you just have "a moment"? Where the music and the atmosphere and the ambiance just hit you all at once and you're like, "If I ever die, I want to come back to this exact moment in time. Because this is my heaven."
My very first "AM I DYING? THIS IS AMAZING" moment was in 2008 when Seether, Three Days Grace, and Breaking Benjamin came to Roberts Stadium (RIP). It was my first ever rock concert. I was a very introverted kid, it took me a long while to come out and explore the world, or go to concerts. But when I did? HOLY CRAP.
One of the first songs Breaking Benjamin played was "Blow Me Away" from the Halo 2 soundtrack, and BOY DID IT.
Something happened when the guitar and drums came in. All at once, it hit me. Like "Oh my god. These are real people. This isn't just some thing I listen to on the radio. This is real and it's happening right now..." And I'm pretty sure I started to laugh hysterically at that moment. My body didn't know what was going on, it just knew it was FEELING SOMETHING AWESOME and that I should be SO HAPPY that I started to laugh with joy. Pure joy.
I was like a kid in a rock and roll candy store with an unlimited budget.
And I'm pretty sure I'm going to have another one of those moments when Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Starset, and Bad Wolves come to rock out the Ford Center on May 17th.
I've seen Five Finger Death Punch before, and I'd love to see them again.
But I haven't seen Shinedown since 2008 when they were, again, at Roberts Stadium with Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, and Saving Abel. (2008 was a great concert year for me.) But, think about that...I haven't seen Shinedown in concert since 'The Sound of Madness' was released. And yes, I did buy a copy at the show. It's been a hot second (or, hot decade) since I've experienced their epicness. I've got some pent up Shinedown energy that's been building for 10 years...
I've seen Starset when they were at the Victory Theatre with Halestorm and that is a show I will never forget. Even with their technical difficulties, their set was one of the best I've ever seen. And I'd like to see it again. Multiple times. In a row.
Bad Wolves are a new favorite of mine, and I am obsessed with their cover of the Cranberries "Zombie".
So combining ALL OF THESE BANDS, into ONE PLACE, for me to experience, all in ONE NIGHT...You KNOW I'm going to have a LOT of those "If I die tomorrow, I will die a happy girl" moments.
If you need tickets to the show you can get them at ticketmaster.com or just keep listening to GBF all this week (and next week!) for your chance to score a pair of tickets!