Hold Me Back.

August 21, 2016

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley 

So I know it's been a while since my last post...I really do struggle with trying to find not only time to write these posts, but trying to have the bravery to share something that I've created. However, this semester for one of my Uni classes we had to write a 200 word review on a live event, I chose the Ruben's Hold Me Back Tour from a few months back and I'm really happy with how it turned out so I thought I would share it here! 

You know that Eminem song that goes “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” I feel like that describes how I feel when I go to concerts. You’re crushed against hundreds of other people, gasping for a breath of fresh air and you’re covered in sweat that’s not even yours; but you don’t care because the adrenaline rush, is one of the best feelings in the world.
I was squished between two of my best mates, standing on my tip toes and my heart’s pounding. The whole room goes black and I’m swept up in the mass of people trying to get closer. The stage comes alive and I’m blinded by a flash of white as the first chord comes through the speakers. The Rubens are one of those rare bands that sound better live their recordings. Every song had my eyes glued to the stage, belting out the lyrics completely off-key and in sync with the rest of the audience. 
As cheesy as it sounds, in that exact moment I realised that the reason why I love live gigs so much; they make you feel alive. Even though I could barely see, every song better sounded than the one before. Then they played Hoops, the crowd was screaming every single word and moving in complete unison. When you become apart of something like that, I think it sticks with you. That unexplainable feeling like you’ve become part of something bigger. It was the perfect end to one of my all time favourite gigs. 


Image: The Music - Images 

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