This past Saturday I saw the band All Time Low in concert! It was one of the last shows of the first leg of the Summer Ever After Tour, which they co-headlined with Dashboard Confessional.
All Time Low has been one of my favorite bands since 2007 and I’ve seen them 12-15 times over the years (most of that was when I was in high school). As always, they put on an amazing show that kept me dancing and singing like it was nobody’s business. They played a great variety of songs from most of their albums; some that I’d heard live before and others that I hadn’t. Right now, my favorite song by them is “The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver,” and I got the best surprise when they started playing it (that was one I hadn’t heard in concert)!
The coolest part about going to this concert was that it felt like I was seeing old friends after a long time (I went to a show a couple of years ago that All Time Low was part of, but unfortunately, I missed their set). Like many of their fans, I’ve grown up with them as they’ve moved forward in their career as a band and as musicians. It’s been really awesome to see how far they’ve come, which definitely shows in their music.
I don’t go to concerts as much as I used to, which is a shame because I love concerts. For me, they’re a safe place to let go, live in the moment, and share those few hours with a bunch of strangers who have come together to have a great time. Saturday’s show was no different and it was something I didn’t know I needed. My anxiety has been through the roof lately and it felt really good to have a nice mental break to listen to music I love in a space where I could just let loose.
This is one of the photos I took. It’s not the best and I would have loved to have taken better ones, but I was also trying to stay off of my phone as much possible so I could truly enjoy seeing things live instead of through a screen.
What do concerts mean to you? Have you been to any great ones this summer? Let me know 🙂