Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Inspiration - Live Events

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go and see Kelly Clarkson in concert at my local music venue. Now for those of you who don’t know who she is she was the winner of the first series of American Idol and has since gone on to produce three albums winning many awards in the process. Now Kelly Clarkson may not be your scene but the whole experience of going to live events go me thinking.

Now we all have our favourite artists when it comes to music who we enjoy listening to or in my case singing along to, on top of this many of us are inspired by our favourite artists through their music and their personality. For me though there is nothing more inspiring than going to see someone perform live. Actually seeing someone with our own two eyes in the flesh and listening to them performing live creates strong emotions, feelings and memories which can’t be created by listening to them on CD or on the Radio.

I am a highly motivated person and I don’t need concerts or famous people to inspire me but I always come out of live events like these feeling even more inspired than when I went in. I am sure many people share this feeling after they come out of the event but the problem is for most of them that it is short lived and they don’t harness the inspiration. I wish everyone could get the chance to go to live events like concerts and get these experiences as an event like a concert is such a tangible way to show someone what can be achieved through hard work. If you see an artist have a CD in the shops you notice it but when you are at a concert you can see first hand how people react to them and you can feel their success.

This is the same for other live events like theatre and sports. Whatever it is you follow or whatever it is you enjoy watching or listening to there is nothing like the live experience. It’s at these events where celebrities and professionals get to be the most inspiring and where they probably inspire the most amount of people who actually go and do something with that inspiration. These events are especially inspiring if you don’t go to gigs all the time or don’t go to a football match every week, it is a more memorable and special night if you have had to wait for or save up to go and see something you really want to see.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"

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