It’s More Than Music

Mark Gaw
Mark Gaw

It’s more than music.

It’s the rush you get when you finally walk through the doors of the venue after standing hours in the forever-lasting lines. It’s the anticipation you encounter while you wait patiently in the crowd looking up every 10 seconds checking to see when they will dim the lights. It’s the immense yet unexplainable feeling you get when you finally see your heroes and biggest inspirations walk out on stage.

It’s more than music.

It’s the sense of community that forms when everyone comes together for the same passion. It’s the way the first drum beat vibrates in your chest. It’s the way the guitar solo tugs at your heart strings. It’s the way the right lyric makes you feel larger than life. It’s the way that one song hits home. It’s the way the stage lights up mimicking every beat. It’s the way the band pours their hearts and souls out onto the stage. It’s the way the musicians look at the crowd amazed by the love and affection they are receiving. It’s the way the band and their fans have this powerful, unbreakable connection.

It’s more than music.

It’s the way the crowd passionately belts the lyrics to the most famous and heartfelt songs. It’s the way the musicians play and feed off of the crowd’s energy. It’s the way certain songs trigger emotions and feelings you’ve been waiting to unleash. It’s the way the instruments cancel out the white noise of wasteful thoughts that linger around in our heads and replace it with vibrant ones. It’s the way it fuels our creativity and imagination. It’s the way the singer points their mic to the crowd and the crowd with no doubt screams with everything in them the next line.

It’s more than music.

It’s the way the confetti and streamers celebrate this overwhelming yet beautiful experience. It’s the way the girl to your left is crying her eyes out because she has been waiting for this moment to feel free and alive. It’s the way the lead singer tells every single person in the room that they are good enough and capable of being who they want to be. It’s the way you catch yourself smiling in the moment happy and worry-free.

It’s more than music.

It’s the way you get so lost in a song that you feel like you are the one performing it on stage. It’s the way you don’t even realize that your feet hurt from jumping up and down because you have been enjoying yourself not giving a damn. It’s the way you walk away from the stage feeling empowered and inspired. It’s the way that for that one moment, you feel like you finally belong.

It’s more than music. TC mark

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