“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”Dr. Seuss
It’s great to see LSB back and be able to post for Quite Quest again.
Now I posted for this quote previously on my blog but doing so again, and while I use music as an example you could fit this into many ways of my life.
I’m a big music lover, particularly heavy metal and that means I love going to gigs as it’s one of the ways I escape the realities of life for a few hours letting my hair down so to speak and becoming this other person.
It starts by standing in line usually near the front for me where I can engage in conversation with fellow gig-goers and chat happily away with them even if they are complete strangers.
I will also scream, sing, headbang, jump around and generally not care about the hundreds of people around me.
With music like heavy metal, there can be lots of energy and I’m usually lost in the moment enjoying myself, even more so if it’s a band I really like and therefore I am not really thinking about the moment as a whole or what it means.
With each passing song, I scream my lungs out and sing every lyric like I’m on stage to the point I lose my voice, although it’s also because I like to stand at the front where I can get the attention of each band member who can see how much I am into the music and the band with some fun interaction as they see me and smile, thumbs up or lean into my direction when singing certain parts of a song.
With headbanging and jumping around, I work up a sweat and release lots of energy along with others in the crowd around me.
Being out there, so confident around others and not having a care in the world is far removed from the quiet reserved side of me IRL.
It’s not until after each gig and after I get back to reality where I realise just how much fun I had and how I wish I could do it all over again.
I miss the moment where I’m surrounded by people who are all together with the same interest as me in music and the bands playing. They don’t care that I’m screaming, being energetic and having fun even if right next to me because a lot of them are joining in too.
There’s also the friendly aspect before the doors to the venue have opened. I make some friends while we wait to get in and we chat about whatever, all without caring that the other person might be a complete stranger from a different town/city or even travelling from a different country because we are there for the same reason.
Below are two images from one gig I attended back in late 2019 where I’m in the crowd, it’s a reminder of how music can bring us all together and the value of the moments I had during said gigs.