Your favorite performer(s) are coming to town and you reeeeeeally want to go. Problem is none of your local friends are fans of said performer(s). Oh no! Drama! So, what do you do? Well, I’ll tell you what you’re going to do…you’re going to the show!
Don’t look at me like that! I meant what I said, you’re going to the show. “Ms. Kat, I can’t go to the show alone. I won’t have any fun!” Nonsense, I say! If you’re a fan you will have fun whether you’re squad goaling (I totally just made up a word) with your besties or not. I speak from experience!
Of course it’s always fun to have your friends there to share the love of the artist and create lasting memories. But, if you love an artist that your friends don’t, it does you no good missing out on seeing them. And honestly, you won’t be alone, you’ll be there with thousands of others who share your love for this music. There is also the chance that you’ll still be able to pull off squad goals with the folks seated near you. It happens!
As I said above, I speak from experience. I started attending concerts by myself when I was living in California. After INXS found a new lead singer, they released an album and announced a tour. I knew that none of my friends were fans, but I really wanted to see them. Dilemma!! In the end, I decided to go alone. My desire to see them out weighed everything else. I enjoyed myself and was very glad that I went.
One of the perks of going to a show alone: sometimes you just get a better seat. I’ve noticed that occasionally there is at least one seat left in a few of the rows closest to the stage that did not get sold. Last year I got a ticket to see the Goo Goo Dolls about a month or two before the show. Since it was just me, I was able to get a seat along the right side of the stage within the first few rows! I danced and sang my heart out the entire time. At one point during the show, lead singer Johnny Rzeznik started singing to me! I almost didn’t realize it was happening until a woman in front of me turned to see who he was looking at! Good times!
If you still feel awkward about attending a show alone, I get it, I really do. As always, do what makes you feel comfortable. But, if you’re willing to go alone, get that ticket and have fun!!!