Music gives a soul to the universe. Thanks to Ruel, I’ve discovered a love for concerts!

Music gives a soul to the universe. Thanks to Ruel, I’ve discovered a love for concerts!

As Plato once said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Personally, music is the most powerful way to express myself and the way I’m feeling. Whether I’m singing, playing instruments, or simply just listening to it, music brings me peace.

Recently, I’ve been going to a lot of concerts. When you’re at a concert and your favorite singer is right in front of you, the feeling is surreal. Before I started frequently going to concerts, I always kind of thought they were just a waste of time and money. But I discovered how wrong I was.

One of my favorite concerts was in LA, at the Roxy Theater, about a year ago. I was seeing my favorite artist at the time, an Australian singer named Ruel. I waited in line for only a couple hours (much shorter than the 22 hours I had to wait at another concert!) and ended up being in the front row. I even got to meet him! He’s actually coming to Portland for the first time on October 12th you may want to check him out too!

Finally, if you don’t go to many concerts, here are a few teen tips:

Make sure to buy tickets early! They’re usually a lot cheaper and offer better seats.

Perhaps the most important tip, dress accordingly. Nothing is worse than standing for hours with uncomfortable shoes.

Figure out if you need to wait in line and if so, for how long because you may want to bring a portable charger.

I hope you enjoy your future concert experiences!

Kili is a junior at Mountainside High School. She loves singing, playing piano and ukulele, and also running track and field.