Different types of music event lovers you will meet in one gig
There are different types of music event lovers that you will bump into at a music gig. I suddenly have flashbacks of my short but sweet time attending middle of the week band performances — the crowd, their reception to the band, and the rhythm of the music that soothes the mental exhaustion. And to pass away time, with an order (full meal serving) of greasy side dish with a bottle of cold beer in your other hand. With each set, you either clap your hands, nod your head, or if you are into the groove, you stand up and dance (don’t judge me, I do this.) You share the cramped space with the rest of the world. Hopefully, the world you are into isn’t full of dickheads who might ruin the experience for you.
Here’s a compilation of four different types of music event lovers. And to top it off, we also included a contemporary artist in the music scene of today.
They have limitless energy. They run to and fro, their DSLRs dangling around their necks careful not to step on anyone’s toes as they try to capture the moment. They might block someone’s view every now and then, but as a music journalist, they are just doing their job.
To prove this point, top female music photographer and rock journalist Niña Sandejas once mentioned in her site that people need not be rude to those who are covering concert events, and why people taking selfies make them look bad and unprofessional during the height of the concert. Read her blog entry, To the girl taking selfies at RHCP photo pit.
She has a number of followers too: 27.5K in Twitter, 17.6K in Instagram, and 99,180 likes on Facebook. See below one of her latest event coverage.
2. That random stranger who asks another stranger to share a table and have a drink or two
Yes. This happens IRL. This is the type of music event lover who is also looking for another lover. Kidding aside, most of them don’t want to be seen alone. You might ask, why go alone in the first place? They will begin their line with, “my friend balked out on me on the last minute. I’m not bad or anything, and to prove my point, do you care for a drink?” Smooth. Once, I set up two of my friends – completely strangers to each other – on a blind date to meet at the actual gig place in Makati, because both of them don’t want to be seen alone, yet both equally love to attend the gig because of the lineup. They shared a table and had a few drinks while the gig is ongoing. I know what you are thinking. They are not lovers. But they are still Facebook friends to this day. But remember, if you are feeling uncomfortable, cut the man (or the woman) loose.
3. From the ultra-meek to the ultimate dancing crowd
And obviously, #IAmAnEventurer that type of music event lover. I don’t claim to be a fan of indie bands. But in my short-lived days of attending gigs (adulting is so hard why), I realized I have evolved from the ultra-meek to the ultimate dancing gig goer. With the help of a friend, who by the way, greatly influenced me in my taste of indie Filipino music. I love how music suddenly allow people to let loose while wallowing deep in the song’s rhythm.
4. Indie artists
Sud – Profanities live version at Stoned Bar and Grill
They were fans before they became artists. And these types of music event lovers earned their keep in the industry. They mingle with the event organizers, gig goers, and co-artists. What you are seeing above is one of the most in demand bands of today. Their vocalist, Sud Ballecer, used to be my P.E. mate in college. Anyway, they formed their band in 2011 and woah, fast track to 2017, they are dominating the sound waves with “Sila.” And here, I am proud to introduce one of the songs that makes me dance still. What you saw above is the live version (Remember #1 on this list? Told you they have a hard job.) What you are seeing below is their official MV.
Sud – Profanities Official MV
Sud has a great following of 16.7K followers on Twitter, 7,161 followers on Instagram, and 64,563 likes on Facebook.
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