Large Crowds and Concerts

I am a mix of introvert and extrovert. I am not fully committed to either side. In my opinion I am a healthy balance between the two. I do not want to be completely cut off from people but sometimes I like to be alone and don’t want to be around anyone.

Large crowds are not my favorite thing though. Most of the time I will avoid them as much as possible. I do not go to the grocery store until after 9:00 p.m. When I go to Walmart or Target I wait until after 10:00 and I only shop on weekdays. There are fewer people and it is much more peaceful.

Concerts on the other hand are something I love to go to. It is one of the few places where I can tolerate the crowd of people and the close quarters when you sit and when you walk around. The concert experience is worth it. They are not for everyone, like my daughter and my husband, but I go regularly and love every one.

To go and hear a band you love sing and play their music live is a completely different experience from listening to them on the radio, CD or even watching them on YouTube. You get to see more of their personality live and learn a little more about them. You also have a new appreciation for their music.

I mostly listen to Contemporary Christian Music but also enjoy Rock and Pop. I like country music as well, but I do not listen to it very often.

A friend and I went to see Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North over the weekend. This was my first time seeing them both and they did not disappoint. One HUGE plus for going to a Christian concert is that there is no alcohol served so there are no drunk people. Not always a problem at concerts but it can be.

Mercy Me.

Tenth Avenue North.

Several years ago I took a group of teenagers to see Switchfoot, great in concert by the way, and they were serving beer there. Two of the guys in our group got beer spilled on them, something you don’t want to happen when you are the only adult with a group of other people’s kids.

Switchfoot. Jon Foreman of Switchfoot.

My favorites in concert are Skillet, TobyMac and Daughtry. I have seen TobyMac and Daughtry more than once but Skillet only once. Definitely wanting to see Skillet again. They are amazing in concert, very high energy and a great show.




It is sometimes hard to get good pics on a phone due to all the lights, but it is better than nothing. Something for the memory books.

Who are your favorite bands in concert?