ConcertCulture

Music is our therapy and concerts are like our group therapy. This page was started to bring together all those people out there that have the common interest in attending concerts. Time and time again I have witnessed the community and culture that exists at concerts. I have seen a “parting of the sea” where people create a clear path for a person to get to the stage. I have seen people knocked down in a mosh pit and picked back up by those that knocked them down.
ConcertCulture
ConcertCulture
It is good to try different viewing perspectives at a concert. I tend to like the standing “pit” areas for concerts but sometimes you go to one with assigned seats. This last weekend I took the gamble and got a front row side stage seat for a nearly sold out Bob Seger final tour concert at the Memphis FedExForum. The seat was only $25 more than the top row upper bowl seats. That gamble paid off.
ConcertCulture
ConcertCulture
Will make a more complete review at some point but wanted to give a quick overview of the Louder Than Life Festival experience. I will start by saying overall it was one of the best festivals I have been to. First is the location, this year they had it right next to the airport with plenty of hotels right in the area. From my understanding in past years it has been down by the river but has had to be canceled or disrupted many times because of flooding and weather. Good thing about being downtown is all the other stuff downtown to go to, but the festival does well to have quite a bit to keep you entertained.

Second, they had a lot of things to enjoy other than music in the festival. At least 20 bars there and that is probably a conservative estimate because I am counting the long generic Festival bars as 1. Just to touch on some of the cool ones, there was an indoor bar that had A/C that was a nice escape during the day, they had a Speakeasy that was hidden between two locations with some specialty drinks, they had at least 4 different Jack Daniels bars (one that doubled as a sports bar to catch you college and Pro football games) and there was one that was just Bourbon. 15 different types of Bourbon each with two unique drinks. Then there were vendors and cause tents ranging from FxckCancer to To Write Love On Her Arms. And many more and they even had a mini retro arcade. Lot of variety of food as well.

Third point, which is what gets us there in the first place, is the music. They had a solid lineup featuring Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Staind, Dirty Honey, Badflower, The Pink Slips,Halestorm,Dropkick Murphys, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Beartooth and more. You could easily get as close or as far as you wanted to get to the bands for your preference.

Last thing, we staid at the Crowne Plaza which is right across the street that has police/security directing traffic. The Crowne Plaza had a pool, bar, restaurant and they extended hours in those areas for the event plus had a after part which was pretty cool along with bourbon sampling’s. Right there also is a bowling alley that had cheap drinks and food that you could easily hit on your way to the festival.
ConcertCulture
ConcertCulture
Day 4 of Concert Holiday and Day 2 of Louder Than Life Festival. Line up for today included The Pink Slips ,Dirty Honey, Dropkick Murphys, Halestorm, Godsmack and Guns and Roses among others. Found the Speakeasy and sampled a lot of foods and drinks. #louderthanlife, #concertculture
ConcertCulture
ConcertCulture
At my job we get 3 floating holidays every year so people can take various religious or cultural holidays that are not observed by our society. When music is your religion, live music is your church it makes sense to use those days to embrace #ConcertCulture . Kicking off concert holiday with Black Label Society in Fayetteville, Ar.
ConcertCulture
ConcertCulture
Just got back from Beale St. Music Festival last weekend, Santana the weekend before and heading to Columbus, OH next weekend for the Sonic Temple Festival . Happened to stumble on a sale they are having, guessing for national concert week, where you can get the single day passes for $1 or $20 depending on what’s left. I just checked and seems like all 3 days have $1 tickets left. For System of a Down, Ghost, Disturbed, Badflower, Papa Roach, lamb of god, Foo Fighters, Inthismoment, Tom Morello, BRING ME THE HORIZON, The Glorious Sons, Chevelle, Palaye Royale,FEVER 333 and much more. Hell of a deal. Rock On 🤘here are the links for the cheap tickets.

Friday:
https://bit.ly/2UtRKIW

Saturday:
https://bit.ly/2GwEdN1

Sunday:
https://bit.ly/2II5RrF