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Dave Grohl: The Day The Live Concert Returns


We all have been locked up for some weeks now and have wondered when life will go back to normal. One of the biggest things that people are missing is concerts. It’s totally understandable why people miss concerts. It’s an event we go to, to feel connected with people over something that we share together. The love of music and the bands. Foo Fighters frontman and overall one of the coolest dudes on the planet, Dave Grohl, wrote an article for The Atlantic discussing “The Day The Live Concert Returns.” When I read the article it actually brought me to tears because I really didn’t know how much I missed live music and the connection we get from the shows. We as humans need to have that connection with each other and live music gives us that. Below is a little part of the story that stuck out to me and has made me think about concerts and people a lot lately. – Dom

In today’s world of fear and unease and social distancing, it’s hard to imagine sharing experiences like these ever again. I don’t know when it will be safe to return to singing arm in arm at the top of our lungs, hearts racing, bodies moving, souls bursting with life. But I do know that we will do it again, because we have to. It’s not a choice. We’re human. We need moments that reassure us that we are not alone. That we are understood. That we are imperfect. And, most important, that we need each other. I have shared my music, my words, my life with the people who come to our shows. And they have shared their voices with me. Without that audience—that screaming, sweating audience—my songs would only be sound. But together, we are instruments in a sonic cathedral, one that we build together night after night. And one that we will surely build again. – Dave Grohl.

Full story here.