Things Which Run Through My Head Whilst At A Gig

Pretty much anyone who has read my blog before with know how much I love live music shows. At this time of year it’s usually 1-2 a week, sometimes more and sometimes less. One night I might be a large Camden venue on my own reviewing a show, another time I might be with a group of friends stood in the audience in a dingy pub, and others I might be stood in an arena snapping away on my camera. While every single live music experience is different depending on the band, the tracks, the venue, and the crowd there are certain things which always run the same regardless of the situation. Here are some of the things which run through my head when I’m at a show:

“Thank god I don’t have to stand in that queue and can run to the box office”

“Damm how is the guest list queue as long as the normal queue”

“R-H-I-A-N. Yes I am on the list, I can see my name. No, I didn’t say Leanne”

“How is it minus ten degrees outside yet a million degrees inside”

“I am not spending half an hour queuing for the cloakroom to give £2 to someone to hold my jacket”

“How did I just miss the first band? That’s right I was outside for twenty minutes”

“Now just half an hour to wait for the next band”

“Hang on a minute that guy/girl looks familiar”

“Must stop staring at them I might look like a physio”

“Why did I bring my normal sized bag with me? I don’t want to put it on the floor as it feels sticky”

“Must look at Setlist.fm and find out if they’re playing that big song I know”

“Oh I don’t know the last two songs so maybe I can squeeze out before the show finishes and avoid the crowds”

“The band haven’t even come on yet and I’m already thinking about going home”

“Shall I get a drink? But then I’ll lose the spot I saved. Plus do I want to spend six pounds on a pint?”

“Yay, the lights have dimmed it must be time”

“Why has my spot turned into the whole venues walkway?”

“Where did all these people come from? I might look gentle but I will elbow you if you try to push in front of me”

“How does everyone know the words to this song? I don’t even recognize it”

“Am I getting old or does everyone here look about sixteen?”

“Wow the lead singer is actually pretty hot. Shit can I think that he’s five years younger than me…..”

“Yay, my favourite song. And pretty much the only one I know well enough to sing so I’ll scream it out”

“Is it home time yet?”

November 18, 2016
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20 Comments

  • Reply Jazmin Williams

    Hahaha, I feel the same with a lot of these! Another one for me is “Can we have a song which requires the audience to sit down? My feet are killing!”

    November 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply clairecly

    Gosh, it’s a long time since I’ve been to a gig, I really should go soon 🙂

    November 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love this post! It’s been forever since I went to a gig I miss them!

    November 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    Hahaha! My mummy totally relates to that list! Funny when you think everyone else looks 16! 😉

    November 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Le Coin de Mel

    Ha! Brilliant! I can really relate to all that, especially the bag thing. Why oh why do I always bring my normal bag every time I go to a gig rather than a tiny one?

    November 20, 2016 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Zoë IKIWN

    Haha, love this! Especially the bit about the spot you choose becoming everyone else’s walkway. That always happens to me, I sometimes feel like I must look like a pushover but I think it has more to do with my terrible judgement of where to stand! x

    November 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Jessica Dearnley

    This is such a good post and I can relate to all of these points!

    November 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply jigsawparenting

    ha ha yes most of the teens music loves are a lot younger me than me but I have still thought that

    November 22, 2016 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Hannah Latoya Bond

    I’ve definitely thought of a few of these when I’ve been to see a band i like x

    November 25, 2016 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Haha yup I remember a lot of those from back when I went to gigs a lot, wish I could still go like I once did haha.

    November 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply sarah Lea

    Hahaha SO true, especially the “Am I getting old or does everyone here look about sixteen?” Glad I’m not the only one who thinks this! Great post!! xx

    November 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Crystal Gareau

    I remember saying almost all of these. I love this post.

    November 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    Ha I am sure the number of people who call you Leanne gets annoying after a while x

    November 26, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Dena Jayne

    Haha, whenever I go out ‘clubbing’ now I feel like everyone around me is about 16! I feel you on that one! xo

    November 26, 2016 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Lyndsey O'Halloran

    I can definitely relate to some of these!

    November 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Clairejustineo

    Hehe, I can just imagine myself thinking some of these things. I bet it was a great night 🙂

    November 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I miss going out to gigs. I live so remotely that it’s an expensive ordeal to go somewhere, and pay for accommodation. I mind some of these phrases going through my head too, way back when!

    November 28, 2016 at 7:02 am
  • Reply One Yummy Mummy

    oh i love a good gig too.. i usually be thinking i better go get a drink,, and then think i better drink it quick because i dont want to hold it.. and i better get another drink… opps im a bit tipsy

    November 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Isabella Wong (lifeasapetite)

    haha these made me giggle, and they’re so relateable. the last on the list is probably one of the worst thoughts though especially if you have to stand for the whole gig! x

    November 28, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Rachel George

    Am I the only person who has never been to a gig? I did take my mum to a Cliff Richard concert a few years ago but I don’t think that counts!

    November 28, 2016 at 11:15 pm
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