Growing up, concerts were a daily thing to attend. Starting at the age of ten, my eyes were exposed to a whole new world that I just fell in love with. I went to many more throughout the years. Everything would be new from the band, the venue, and even the merchandise, but one thing that never changed were the people. Yes there are different people at each event, but how they acted were the same. No matter what kind of concert you attend there will always be at least three types of concert goers: the fake fans, the overly obsessed criers, and the “my daughter made me come” dads.
Do you ever go to a concert and see people stand still with their mouths closed until that one particular song starts to play? Those are called the fake fans. These are people that only know one song. Fake fans also call the artists by their fictional character they portray on a tv show. For example, the band R5 has produced two albums and several EPs of beautiful music, but every time I go to their concerts, I always see the fake fans who only know the song ‘Smile’, ‘Lets Not Be Alone Tonight’, and ‘Loud’. Also, the lead singer Ross Lynch, stars as Austin Moon in the show ‘Austin & Ally’. The fake fans only know him as that character instead of his own self, so they will never know how different he really is.
Next we have the overly obsessed criers. These are the ones that I will never understand how they can produce THAT many tears over one person. These emotional fans are deeply in love with the artist/band, and will cry for hours when basking in their existence. If you asked a fangirl about her feelings towards One Direction, she will say that she will cry a river if she ever met any of the boys in person. Some claim they cry of happiness because of how far the boys have gone in their career. Others say that One Direction has saved their lives through their music. These are just a few out of the numerous reasons why visible tears pour from a fangirl’s eyes, and that is just over one band!
Lastly we have my all time favorite fans that deserve so much credit as a parent. The “my daughter made me come” dads are the fathers who were forcibly dragged by their teenage daughters to a concert full of mostly screaming girls. As a daughter I have been known to drag my dad to multiple girl type concerts, and sometimes it turns out to be a good thing. When I took my dad to see R5 last summer he thought he was preparing himself by bringing ear plugs to block out the girl screams. He downloaded their songs so he could listen to them before the concert, so he would know some of the words. It sounds pretty silly, but now he actually likes R5 and listens to them all the time. Dads like these deserve so much credit because whether they like the artist or not, they survived a blood bath of obsessed teen girls who could blow anybody’s ear off with their screams and off key singing.
Being a concert goer, like myself, you will encounter multiple types of people, but that is what makes the experience even more memorable. The different kinds of concert goers are what makes a concert night fun and exciting. For me, I have made a ton of friendships through concerts too. I have never regretted one to this day either. Some may dislike the fact that these type of people exist, but in the end they all have one thing in common, their love for live music.