(Opinion) Why I Will Never Go Back to GA

Towards the end of August, the Enmarket Arena received a special visit from folk rock band, The Lumineers.

When the band announced their Brightside World Tour in February, Savannah was not on the list. In April, The Lumineers added more dates and locations to the tour and Savannah became a part of the North American leg of their tour.

Being a fan of the band, I scoured Ticket Master looking for the best deal and seating arrangement. Then, I came across their floor seats. I had only ever been to one other concert in my life and for that concert, I had general admission tickets.

I decided to spend the extra money and purchase a floor ticket for myself, and after attending the concert, I’m so glad that I sprung for those tickets.

This concert was truly the best night of my life.

The band was so interactive with all parts of the arena, and I felt so present with everyone there. I genuinely didn’t have a single thought or worry except the anticipation of what song they were going to play next or if a certain band member was going to walk down the aisle closest to me.

When I sat in general admission for Lauren Daigle’s Behold Christmas concert, I felt so disconnected from the band and even the audience around me. It felt no different than streaming her music through my headphones. I was even a little ashamed to be singing with her because no one else around me was.

For The Lumineers, I felt part of the experience. Everyone around me was singing as loud as the band and I felt like I had permission to do the same.

When I think back on the Behold concert, I don’t associate it with good memories. I think of it as just another day. Nothing scrapbook worthy. When I think back on the Brightside concert, I can’t help but associate it with good memories.

The extra $150 (at least for this particular concert) was worth every penny.

I don’t think I will ever go back to General Admission. There is something so special about experiencing a concert up close and that personally. Hot take but a concert isn’t the same without those seats.