Picture your favorite concert. The band is playing your favorite song, you’re singing along at the top of your lungs, you’re dancing your you-know-what off, and having the time of your life. After leaving the concert thinking, “whoa that was awesome”, you realize those kinds of memories don’t come along every day. A good concert is an unforgettable experience. Not many people realize however, that an enjoyed live musical event actually has benefits to your overall health and well-being.
Studies show that just listening to music has positive impacts on your health. It is good for stimulating your brain, lifting your mood, and reducing your stress. Attending concerts, however, has a similar effect but in a different way. Attending a live music event is a scheduled, carved out time for you to simply enjoy being entertained. It reduces stress because it allows you to step out of everyday life and not worry or think about anything aside from the experience. Just like when you take time to participate in an activity that gives you joy, or allows you to rest, and forget about what’s stressing you.
Sense Of Community
Even though everyone’s concert experience is individual, concerts create a sense of camaraderie and community. Concerts create common ground between strangers — a similar taste in music, and support for the artist playing. This act of thousands of people joining together to listen to a favored artist creates a positive feeling of connection to those around you. Feeling connected to others is beneficial to your outlook on life, as well as your overall longevity. It gives you a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction stemming from connection to another person. Whether or not you actually speak to those around you at a concert, the event itself still promotes a sense of connection between you and those around you, and you and the artist.
Allows You To Reflect
Listening to songs played live that you’ve heard a thousand times can take you back to the first time you heard the song, or perhaps a happy memory of a time when you listened to the song. Reliving joy, or any positive experience is soothing. As humans, we are able to distinguish between music and noise, and connect music to memories. Concerts serve as a unique opportunity and space to relive old feelings, and process them over again, which is a common practice in psychiatric therapy sessions.
If it wasn’t made clear earlier in this blog, concerts are just plain fun! They have a high energy, positive atmosphere that is infectious. It’s impossible to leave an environment like that without a smile on your face. Besides the fact that fun is fun, enjoying yourself frequently has been shown to boost your mood, increase your energy, improve your sleep, and can help you deal with difficult circumstances that pop up in life.
Stellar Shows works with popular Orange County music venues to deliver an unforgettable experience every time. From the new to the nostalgic, you are guaranteed to leave wanting more. Check out our calendar of upcoming events and purchase your tickets today!