Yesterday me and some friends went to Not So Silent Night, an annual 2 day holiday rock concert hosted by bay area radio station Live 105. We went to the 2nd day, which included major rock artists such as Imagine Dragons, Tegan and Sera, and The Killers. It was one of the bigger concerts out there, with a full house in the Oracle Arena where the capacity cap is just under 20,000 people. Our seating wasn’t too bad, but being the concert rebels we were, we tried finding better seats on the ground floor. We ended up finding pretty good seats for a good 45 minutes, until we were flashed by a flashlight by one of the guards, with a group of people behind him. By then, we were pretty sure our seats were taken on th esecond floor so we made due with decent seats on the side of the arena, located at the very top. Although they were somewhat crappy because the sound of the speakers were facing the other direction so we couldn’t hear the bands’ full potential, it was better than not having seats at all. Once The Killers played, the whole stadium was full, so we were pretty to have seats at all.
Live music is my preference of music consumption. There is just something about it that takes me on a supersonic but relaxing trip into another dimension. Ok, maybe that just sounds like i’m on drugs, but I guess that’s what it is to me: an audible drug that gets me super high, from the sounds of the instruments to the crowd sing alongs of their favorite songs. It’s something that I think everyone needs to experience at least once. My friend Arlene would know, as it was her first concert, and fortunately for her it was one of the biggest concerts all year.
All photos were shot with a Sony Cybershot and Nikon D3100. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to bring my DSLR into the arena, so I had to shoot all my concert photos with a compact camera.