Sure, we all love listening to the radio and hearing our favorite artists…that’s if our favorite artists are on the radio. There is something special about live music. You see the musician, their personality, the way they talk, the stories they tell. It’s a totally different experience than listening to just one produced song on the radio, the one that they spent hours engineering and thinking through. It’s a beautiful thing, no doubt to hear an artist’s pride in their produced songs, but to see them raw and human is special.
Besides the raw and human thing, being in the same room with them is exhilerating. It can’t be matched. You see and feel the passion for what they are doing and it’s contagious. You feel what they feel. Sometimes the emotions in one set can go from exciting to sad, to heartbreaking, to triumphant. You get to experience all of that with them. It’s a shared, unique experience because no two shows are exactly the same. It’s the artist in their human, vulnerable form. They aren’t the only ones who are human. Has a song or a live version of a song ever got you teary-eyed? Has it ever got you to want to make love with someone? Maybe a song got you to do something that you didn’t have the courage to do before.
Music is powerful and after a concert, when you meet someone who was there, it’s crazy how well you connect about what happened there. You talk about your favorite moments with a complete stranger all because you were at this amazing show together. That is what live music does, so let’s face it…music is better live.