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Live Music and Going to Gigs

csno01csno01 Member Posts: 200 Pioneering
On a similar note is there anyone here who enjoys live music? Who have you seen recently and who would you like to see? 

I saw Take That back in April. They were very good. I think I would like to see Biffy Clyro next.

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  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I used to love gigs and music festivals! Can’t wait til I’m able to go again. Always wanted to try Glastonbury and V Fest.

    Last one I went to was Download Festival ... in 2004 ☹️!! 

    How did you find Take That? 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I like live music, but not loud noises or crowds lol.  I've been to a few small live music shows and stay towards the back/edge, no-one particularly famous or well known so far.  I'd like to see Ed Sheeran who will be playing just 10 miles from me this summer but the traffic and crowds will make it impossible for me sadly. :(  Just watching the Glasto crowds on TV this weekend makes me anxious, can't even imagine being amongst them!  Next show I'm aiming to go to is a bit different, it's a more classical band in the gardens of a stately home, so should be nice and chilled. :) 
  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 200 Pioneering
    Hart86 said:
    I used to love gigs and music festivals! Can’t wait til I’m able to go again. Always wanted to try Glastonbury and V Fest.

    Last one I went to was Download Festival ... in 2004 ☹️!! 

    How did you find Take That? 
    Hi Heart86,

    Wow 2004 seems a long time ago now don't it. Download. Is a good festival although its sometimes too heavy for my liking. V Festival is ok, although things might have changed now. I went in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008. The organisation was a bit meh back then due  to the accessibility, although things have got better over the years.I also went to Reading 2004 and 2006. Take That were spectacular. 
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    I used to love going to live gigs too, but haven't been for a while now.  Best gig I have been to is Elton John a few years ago as he played for over 2 hours and was excellent so definitely worth the money!  Rod Stewart is fab live too!  I have also been to see a few tribute rock bands with my husband in pubs/clubs as he is really into his rock and heavy metal and saw a tribute ACDC band with him once and they were practically as good as the real thing!  I've been watching Glastonbury too on TV this weekend and have some friends who have been before and would love to go to a festival as well.  I have heard only good things about Take That in concert.  :smiley:
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  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I like live music, but not loud noises or crowds lol.  I've been to a few small live music shows and stay towards the back/edge, no-one particularly famous or well known so far.  I'd like to see Ed Sheeran who will be playing just 10 miles from me this summer but the traffic and crowds will make it impossible for me sadly. :(  Just watching the Glasto crowds on TV this weekend makes me anxious, can't even imagine being amongst them!  Next show I'm aiming to go to is a bit different, it's a more classical band in the gardens of a stately home, so should be nice and chilled. :) 
    I’d like to see Ed Sheeran too!
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    csno01 said: 
    Hi Heart86,

    Wow 2004 seems a long time ago now don't it. Download. Is a good festival although its sometimes too heavy for my liking. V Festival is ok, although things might have changed now. I went in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008. The organisation was a bit meh back then due  to the accessibility, although things have got better over the years.I also went to Reading 2004 and 2006. Take That were spectacular. 
    It really does! I didn’t realise just how long it’s been until I posted that, made me quite sad!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I love live music! Although I have only ever been to one festival which was last year- it was a lot of fun though!

    I have to agree with @OverlyAnxious and Ed Sheeran is my favourite! Which song of his do you like best?
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I love live music! Although I have only ever been to one festival which was last year- it was a lot of fun though!

    I have to agree with @OverlyAnxious and Ed Sheeran is my favourite! Which song of his do you like best?
    I'm not sure I could pick just one!  I'll listen to most things, just depends on my mood that day, I've got both Divide and Multiply albums in the car...as well as various other genres right back into the late 70s! :)   Do you have a favourite?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    It is a very hard decision @OverlyAnxious! I would have to say wake me up (plus album) is probably up there! 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My daughter has autism, a learning disability and social anxiety disorder but one of her most favourite things to do is go to concerts, despite the large crowds of people around her. She focus's on the concert itself which somehow blocks out the fear she feels. She never goes anywhere alone so usually her sister will go with her. She's a massive Taylor Swift fan and did attend 2 of her concerts last year when she toured the UK, both in the same place. Luckily her sister won tickets for the 2nd night by entering a radio competition.  Being a stadium tour as well means it was huge. She never gets hugely involved like others and refuses to shout, scream, wave her hands and make a show of herself but for her just being there is a big thing.

    She receives respite money as an extra in with her direct payments and this is one of the things it pays for, as the money is their for her to do the extra things she wants. I've lost count of the amount of concerts she's been to in the last couple of years. Ed Sheeran, James Arthur, George Ezra, Demi Lovato, to name just a few.

    I went to my first concert in April, Westlife were preforming near my home so i went with both my girls. I'm not a fan of loud music pumping away in my ears but enjoyed the concert and we had a brilliant evening...well, who wouldn't, it's Westlfie ;)
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    It's so great that your daughter enjoys live music so much! Some very good artists there as well @poppy123456!
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  • lunapetunia2lunapetunia2 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    I am seeing Nahko tonight in Bristol.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lunapetunia2 and a warm welcome to the community! I hope you have an amazing time!
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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lunapetunia2 and welcome to the Community.  Enjoy the concert!  :smiley:
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  • lunapetunia2lunapetunia2 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Let us know if he's any good @lunapetunia2!
    My husband is really in to him but I am not fussed. If I enjoy any of it, it will be surprising lol.
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    Let us know if he's any good @lunapetunia2!
    My husband is really in to him but I am not fussed. If I enjoy any of it, it will be surprising lol.
    Haha! Well I hope it's not too bad then. :wink:
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning @lunapetunia2, how did the concert go? :)
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  • lunapetunia2lunapetunia2 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Morning @lunapetunia2, how did the concert go? :)
    I actually enjoyed. I got a seat in accessible area which meant I was mostly alone as we met 2 friends there and I wanted my husband to enjoy bopping around with them. There was a violinist and a trombone player that were incredible to watch and listen. I also met a woman I really got on with and she lives pretty close to me. Hope to hang with her at some point. Thanks y'all for follow-up.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lunapetunia2, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself! Sounds like a lovely evening :)
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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    So glad you had fun @lunapetunia2:smiley:
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  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 200 Pioneering
    My daughter has autism, a learning disability and social anxiety disorder but one of her most favourite things to do is go to concerts, despite the large crowds of people around her. She focus's on the concert itself which somehow blocks out the fear she feels. She never goes anywhere alone so usually her sister will go with her. She's a massive Taylor Swift fan and did attend 2 of her concerts last year when she toured the UK, both in the same place. Luckily her sister won tickets for the 2nd night by entering a radio competition.  Being a stadium tour as well means it was huge. She never gets hugely involved like others and refuses to shout, scream, wave her hands and make a show of herself but for her just being there is a big thing.

    She receives respite money as an extra in with her direct payments and this is one of the things it pays for, as the money is their for her to do the extra things she wants. I've lost count of the amount of concerts she's been to in the last couple of years. Ed Sheeran, James Arthur, George Ezra, Demi Lovato, to name just a few.

    I went to my first concert in April, Westlife were preforming near my home so i went with both my girls. I'm not a fan of loud music pumping away in my ears but enjoyed the concert and we had a brilliant evening...well, who wouldn't, it's Westlfie ;)
    Hi Poppy123456,
    I have to agree. Live concerts is a good source of therapy, due to the adrenaline it gives a person. Of course you go fort he music, but for me, its also the build up. From announcing it online / in the press, to the big day!
  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 200 Pioneering
    Morning @lunapetunia2, how did the concert go? :)
    I actually enjoyed. I got a seat in accessible area which meant I was mostly alone as we met 2 friends there and I wanted my husband to enjoy bopping around with them. There was a violinist and a trombone player that were incredible to watch and listen. I also met a woman I really got on with and she lives pretty close to me. Hope to hang with her at some point. Thanks y'all for follow-up.
    Hi Lunapetunia2,

    Its great to hear both you and your husband enjoyed the show. Whats more, you have met a potential new friend. Which is great when this happens. Even better she lives local to you. Ive exchanged a few words with fellow gig goers but haven't met anyone close to where I live. Who knows!
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    I hate going out at night, as I get very tired by 4pm. But I forced myself last month and went to see The Drifters concert. Boy! was it good! Bought their CD and still singing the songs daily. It did me a power of good!
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you enjoyed the Drifters @pollyanna1052.  Sounds fab!  :smiley:
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    That sounds like a great evening @pollyanna1052
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  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    I have seen the Foo Fighters at Wembley Arena! I was a bit far back in the crowd but it was still great. I have also seen the Manic Street Preachers there as well twice. I was also lucky enough the see Oasis just before they split up at Wembley stadium.

    I would love to see arcade fire and the killers next.
  • lunapetunia2lunapetunia2 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    I saw Kate Nash last at The Globe in Cardiff. We got there early and pulled 2 high back stools up to the rail and had the best seats in the house :) Good luck because I forgot to ring them regarding accessibility beforehand. She rocked it, as usual!
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    @lunapetunia2 Kate Nash is cool! Glad you enjoyed it.
  • SwordfishSwordfish Member Posts: 54 Pioneering
    I definitely feel ancient, I helped on the pyramid at the first Glastonbury also saw Jimi Hendrix at the Albert Hall..(I still had the ticket stub) the list goes on but I don't want to bore you.  🎸
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Not a concert but we saw the Lion King musical in June as a family. We prefer open air concerts. Next month we are driving down to Essex to a open air 90s concert at night. I booked tickets two weeks before. 
  • lunapetunia2lunapetunia2 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Not a concert but we saw the Lion King musical in June as a family. We prefer open air concerts. Next month we are driving down to Essex to a open air 90s concert at night. I booked tickets two weeks before. 
    We went to an open air Shakespeare play on Sunday night. It was excellent.
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    I have seen shakespeare as well, in an open air theatre. I  went to the globe theatre in London. It is worth visiting.
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