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57694 No.13280  
Would it be pathetic to go to a concert alone? I've never been to any before, but one band that I kind of like is coming to my city, and I want to hear a band playing live at least once in my life.
>> No.13281  
Do you not have even one friend who'd go with you?
>> No.13282  
>Would it be pathetic to go to a concert alone?
I'd say yes, but if you hang out in the mosh pit (assuming there is one), it's so chaotic that it doesn't really matter if you don't know anyone.
>> No.13283  
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Nope, not a bit. Even /mu/, which is full of normals, generally agrees that it's perfectly acceptable to go to concerts alone. Some people prefer to go solo. Just be prepared to not be concerned about it. If you're worried about going alone in the first place, I'll assume you have some amount of social anxiety. If you worry about other people at the concert at all, it's going to take away from the experience.

Depending on where you're at and what kind of concert you're at, there might be people that are drunk, high, loud, obnoxious and/or overly friendly. There may even be some assholes. Roll with the punches and be sure to return a smile. Unless you're going to see some pretentious garbage, everyone should be pretty open. You might even meet some people, if you're into that kind of thing.

Some important advice, I highly recommend that you bring ear plugs. You can use your own discretion as to whether or not to use them, but bring them. Some people feel like they're above wearing protection at shows, but anyone that would think less of you for wearing plugs is a tool. If this is an indoor venue, there is a 90% chance that you will be exposed to volumes that will damage your hearing. Don't push yourself if you're not comfortable with the volume. If you choose not to wear protection and at any point things start to sound muffled, almost like you're underwater, please take this as a sign that you need to protect your ears. You might be embarassed to stop rocking out in the middle of a show so you can stuff plugs in your ears, but get over it. In the end, people are there for the music and aren't concerned with what you're doing. Tinnitus is a very hard thing to deal with, and once you have it you can only regret it. It's actually common that live shows are so loud, you can hear more clearly with ear protection. A pair of foam ear plugs is all you need. As far as preserving acoustic integrity goes, I prefer these: http://www.macksearplugs.com/products/Pillow-Soft-Earplugs-2-pair-white

tl;dr Go alone, bring ear plugs.

Who are you going to see?
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>>13281
Well, no.

>>13283
I think I won't go after all. This kind of thing is probably just not for me. I feel stupid about making this thread now; sorry for making you type so much, anon. But I'm glad to know that it's not so strange to go alone to a concert.

And the band is Little Dead Bertha. Like I said, I only "kind of" like them and I hardly ever listen to them. I just got a little excited when I realized that a band I knew was coming here.
>> No.13286  
I don't think I'd go to a gig alone. For me, part of the fun of seeing live music is sharing the experience with friends
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>>13286
For me, the fun of concerts is hearing the music you're used to hearing in a different way. Overall I prefer just listening to recorded music, but live music is a very nice change of pace. Depending on the artist, they might also play unrecorded songs.

And I don't think it's pathetic to go to concerts alone. I always go to concerts alone.

>>13284
If you don't have anything to do that day, and it's not too expensive, why not just give it a try? It'll be a new experience, and if it really is just not for you, you can just not visit any other concerts after that. But if you have nothing to lose, why not give it a chance? You might end up liking it. I know I like concerts, despite usually not liking social events.
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>>13288
>If you don't have anything to do that day, and it's not too expensive, why not just give it a try?

This. OP, unless the ticket cost is going to hurt your wallet you will regret not going. They don't lock the doors when the music starts. Give it a shot. Concert experiences I've had alone have ranged from pretty good to awesome. Some of these were bands I knew but didn't really listen to. Even if you only like the band so much, it'll probably be really fun.

The fact that you made this thread means that you want to go. You will never know whether or not it's something you enjoy until you try it. Don't psych yourself out.
>> No.13292  
It's not pathetic. I prefer to go with friends, but in the long run, whether or not the night is fun is entirely up to you.
>> No.13395  
Go for it, man! You deserve it.
>> No.13396  
The only band (Cannibal Corpse) I've ever seen live I went by myself. I didn't have any friends who were into that sort of music and saw no reason to let that stop me. It didn't affect my enjoyment of it.


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