Would you go to a concert alone?

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    Mar 18, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    There's a concert I want to go see, but none of my friends are interested in going. It's a big arena style show, and I just have a feeling I'd feel like a loser being there by myself. But, I really want to see the show.

    Would you go to a concert by yourself? Has anyone gone to a concert by themselves before?
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    Mar 18, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    I saw the B-52's by myself and I danced this mess around. It was so much fun.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 18, 2010 2:07 PM GMT
    I ended up seeing Bowie's Sound & Vision tour alone when a friend bailed on me. Still consider it a great experience, met some nice girls there.
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    Mar 18, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    absolutely go. Don't let others keep you from doing something you would enjoy.

    I tend to buy two tickets to something I want to see. If I find anyone who wants to go, we go together, friends or otherwise. If not, I go and try to sell the extra ticket. If I don't sell it, oh well. I still get to see a great show!
  • xKorix

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    Mar 18, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    Already did, saw Madonna and Lady Gaga alone. It was great. Honestly, nobody is gonna care if you're there alone. If you feel like a loser going alone that's your choice.
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    Mar 18, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    yeah i've gone to gigs alone. i went to dashboard confessional a few years back, it was fantastic except a chick thought i was trying to crack onto her, and i forgot that my singing voice can peel paint off walls so i ruined a few hundred peoples' night out.

    but i go to the theater by myself, most of my friends don't like it, so far i've been to see bonachela's 360 degrees (sydney contemporary dance), la bayadere (paris ballet company) & rigaletto (opera). at rigaletto i had a great conversation with an older lady who was going by herself too and i'm sure i'll bump into her in the future so i reckon you won't be the only one that's going alone.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 18, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    If it's stadium seating you could also ask on facebook or rj etc if anyone else is going. Maybe you can hang with friends of a friend, etc.
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    Mar 18, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    I have seen Erasure and Shania Twain alone...had GREAT seats for both since I only bought one ticket and after a song or two you forget you are alone! Just go for it! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    It's not like you go to a concert to mingle and have deep conversations with your companions. So what's the difference if you're by yourself, I ask?

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Heck ya. Use to work for a music store and we had a ticketmaster outlet in the building. that on top of the reps coming in with free concert tickets and me having busy friends at the the time I always went to concerts alone. saw some really great shows I would have never seen had I let it hold myself back. Miss that job tho. What im doing now has me working til 9pm and all the venues are 25-45 mins from where I live so unless the show is on a sat or sunday night then I can make it. miss a lot of sporting events too due to it. but bills are bills.
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    gonna have 2 agree with the rest
    and say that there is nothing wrong with going 2 a concert all by yourself
    i have gone 2 some concerts all by myself before and it really wasnt that bad
  • drypin

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Going alone to a concert wouldn't be my first choice, but I'd do it before passing up the chance if I really wanted to see the act.

    I certainly have no trouble going to the theater or movies or dining out alone, so maybe I wouldn't mind the concert alone either.

    And I'd be more likely to meet like-minded people alone than with someone not into it who I'd dragged along.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    djdorchester saidIt's not like you go to a concert to mingle and have deep conversations with your companions. So what's the difference if you're by yourself, I ask?



    sharing the experience with another person
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 18, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    Ok, honesty time for me. I have gone to concerts and events alone, and it was depressing. Most of the time I went alone because someone canceled out on the last minute and I was not going to let them ruin my evening. But the rest of the night I would be a bit miffed that someone bailed on me. I am also very introspective when I'm alone and I also have time to see how other people act so foolish, stupid and drunk at these events.

    I know this is my own issue, and I own up to it, but I will be asking myself all night "why the hell do I always end up alone coming to these things....what the hell is wrong with me?". Yeah, I go THERE.
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    NakedDevil saidThere's a concert I want to go see, but none of my friends are interested in going. It's a big arena style show, and I just have a feeling I'd feel like a loser being there by myself. But, I really want to see the show.

    Would you go to a concert by yourself? Has anyone gone to a concert by themselves before?


    Yep. I've gone to dinner by myself, clubs/bars by myself, the opera by myself, the movie theater by myself, etc. If I want to do it, I just do it.

    Why do you care if people think you're a loser? You don't think you're a loser, do you?
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    djdorchester saidIt's not like you go to a concert to mingle and have deep conversations with your companions. So what's the difference if you're by yourself, I ask?



    sharing the experience with another person



    I can see your point, but overall for me live concerts are about hearing the music LIVE. I have to go to concerts by myself sometimes as there are some acts that my friends just aren't into.

    Having 40+ Grateful Dead, 110+ Phish shows under my belt, usually if I ended up at a show alone I always ran into people I knew.
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    Never had it happen to me, but I wouldn't hesitate to go alone and I'd have a good time.

    On a related note, people sometimes feel funny about dining out alone. They sometimes feel they should take a book along or something. I've done the book thing on business trips or asked to be placed near a window at a small table for one. The other thing I like is to be placed up at the bar - if it is one of those cool places where people eat at the bar. It can be really good up there, talking with the bartender or diners on either side of you.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    I don't have any problem doing anything alone as l like my own company anyway and am happy with myself! You always get chatting to someone at concert's etc anyway so who know's you may find new friends?
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    The primary point of getting tickets to a concert you want to see is...seeing the performers live. Hopefully, you're not going to be talking with the other people there during the performance -- that's just rude. So why not go by yourself if you want to see it and none of your friends are interested?

    I've gone to concerts by myself before. I don't see what the big deal is.
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    Mar 18, 2010 6:26 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    djdorchester saidIt's not like you go to a concert to mingle and have deep conversations with your companions. So what's the difference if you're by yourself, I ask?



    sharing the experience with another person


    Right. Obviously. But if there isn't another person who wants to or can go with you, would you not go or would you go alone? That's the question.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 18, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    djdorchester said
    Timberoo said
    djdorchester saidIt's not like you go to a concert to mingle and have deep conversations with your companions. So what's the difference if you're by yourself, I ask?



    sharing the experience with another person


    Right. Obviously. But if there isn't another person who wants to or can go with you, would you not go or would you go alone? That's the question.


    I answered, I have. icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    Yea usually the music I'm into not many of my friends are into iit. I was going to go the an Arctic Monkeys concert and due to none of my friends wanting to go I didn't go...and I regret it. It might probably feel odd and like a loser going but you can't let your friends be the reason you don't go.

    I went to the Green Day's musical AMERICAN IDIOT by myself for once and was happy I went.

    You will feel awkward going by yourself, but who knows you might meet new people going by yourself.
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    Mar 18, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    If it's Britney Spears or Mariah Carey and no one wants to go, I still want to see the two legends...so HECK YES (depending on the artist).
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    Mar 18, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    I've been to the opera by myself but only because I already had tickets and at the last minute couldn't get anyone to go. I enjoyed it but it was far less than it would have been with my bf or a friend. Maybe opera is more a see-and-be-seen experience than a concert -- having wine in the foyer and making fun of the ladies' overdone outfits.
    But going alone was still better than wasting the tickets.
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    Mar 18, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    If a date or b.f. had to cancel on me, he'd better be in the freaking hospital or have a damn good excuse.

    I'd just go with a handsome rent boy and have the same (or better) awesome night I had planned all along. After the performance, you'd better know there would be another 'performance' afterward. The night would not go to waste.