Do You Go to Concerts By Yourself? Is it Better?
Do you go to concerts by yourself? Or do you think that it is impossible to go anyplace as a party of one?
The question came up after I was given two tickets to a concert at Madison Square Garden that I really wanted to go to. I had originally asked someone who had agreed to go with me and they backed out a few days before the show.
Let me just say, that the show was on a Wednesday night, in the city, which meant probably taking the 10:30 PM train home, arriving back to Poughkeepsie around 1 AM, so I knew that it was going to be a late night/early morning for myself as I wake up to start my day at 4:15 AM.
So I started asking a few people. People who don't have to get up as early as I do for work and for a myriad of reasons, no one could make it. So I was faced at that moment, 'Do I not go to the show, simply because I would be going by myself?" or should I just say, 'What the heck?" and go ahead and go.
I went. I had a great time. The thing that you forget when you bring someone with you, you almost feel responsible for making sure that they are having a great time or you want them to enjoy the show as much as you are. No, they don't have too, but their experience can make yours better or bring you down.
Next time you want to go to that show, movie or event and have no one to go with you, go ahead and go!
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