Concert Quotes

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Matt Haig
“Music doesn't get in. Music is already in. Music simply uncovers what is there, makes you feel emotions that you didn't necessarily know you had inside you, and runs around waking them all up. A rebirth of sorts.”
Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

Eminem
“I have the right to remain violente. Everything I say can and will be used against you.”
Eminem

Freddie Mercury
“It's not a concert you are seeing, it's a fashion show.”
Freddie Mercury

Amit Kalantri
“Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

RuPaul
“It's a sort of piss-take on culture, because a drag queen is a clown - a parody of our society. It's a sarcastic spoof on culture, which allows us to laugh at ourselves - but in a way that is inclusive of everyone.”
RuPaul

Nathan Squiers
“Brian came in heavy at that moment on his guitar, the rapid, high-pitched squeal ranging back and forth as his fingers flew along the frets. As the intro's tempo grew more rapid, Bekka heard Derek's subtle bass line as it worked its way in. After another few seconds Will came in, slow at first, but racing along to match the others' pace. When their combined efforts seemed unable to get any heavier, David jumped into the mix.

As the sound got nice and heavy, Bekka began to rock back-and-forth onstage. In front of her, hundreds of metal-lovers began to jump and gyrate to their music. She matched their movements for a moment, enjoying the connection that was being made, before stepping over to the keyboard that had been set up behind her. Sliding her microphone into an attached cradle, she assumed her position and got ready. Right on cue, all the others stopped playing, throwing the auditorium into an abrupt silence. Before the crowd could react, however, Bekka's fingers began to work the keys, issuing a rhythm that was much softer and slower than what had been built up. The audience's violent thrash-dance calmed at that moment and they began to sway in response.

Bekka smiled to herself.

This is what she lived for.”
Nathan Squiers, Death Metal

Lauren Oliver
“Time becomes a stutter-the space between drumbeats, splintered into fragments, and also endlessly long, as long as soaring guitar notes that melt into one another, as full as the dark mass of bodies around me. I feel like the air downstairs has gone to liquid, to sweat and smell and sound, and I have broken apart in it. I am wave: I am pulled into the everything. I am energy and noise and a heartbeat going boom, boom, boom, echoing the drums.”
Lauren Oliver, Hana

Kurt Cobain
“And I do, god, how I do love playing live, it's the most primal form of energy release you can share with other people besides having sex or taking drugs. So if you see a good live show on drugs and then later that evening have sex, you're basically covered all the bases of energy release, and we all need to let off steam. It's easier and safer than protesting abortion clinics or praising God or wanting to hurt your brother; so go to a show, dance around a bit and copulate.”
Kurt Cobain, Journals

Lauren Oliver
“As Steve draws me closer to the band, all I can see is a frenzied mass of seething, writhing people, like a many-headed sea snake, grinding, waving their arms, stamping their feet, jumping. No rules, just energy - so much energy, you could harness it; I bet you could power Portland for a decade. It is more than a wave. It's a tide, an ocean of bodies.”
Lauren Oliver, Hana

Leah Spiegel
“Whenever you're done reading the chapter," he held uo his hands like take your time, "we'll start the concert." With a quick flip of my wrist I gave him the middle finger. He threw his head back and laughed.

I looked up at Hawkins, who locked eyes with mine as he sang, "Love in an elevator, lovin' it up, til I hit the ground.”
Leah Spiegel, Foolish Games

Hayley Williams
“when you come to a show do you feel the same thing that i feel when i’m on that stage? i mean, i know you’re not standing on the stage… but surely you can feel the same energy that i’m feeling, to some degree. it’s so much more powerful than all the trivial nonsense that people chalk our band up to be. it means something great and it feels empowering. it’s the grace of knowing that we can all totally suck and be a little messed up and then stand in a room with thousands of other people who are exactly the same way, no matter how dressed up they look on the outside, and we can be broken all the same.”
Hayley Williams

Amit Kalantri
“Music is the fastest motivator in the world.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Emme Rollins
“Our eyes met and locked as the song came to a halt, followed by a screaming conclusion from the crowd, girls around us pressing me into the stage, forcing all the air out of my lungs, but I’d forgotten about doing anything so basic as breathing.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

Brenna Ehrlich
“It tugs at me, filling me with the kind of seasick nostalgia that can hit you in the gut when you find an old concert ticket in your purse or an old coin machine ring you got down at the boardwalk on a day when you went searching for mermaids in the surf with your best friend.

That punch of nostalgia hits me now and I start to sink down on the sky-coloured quilt, feeling the nubby fabric under my fingers, familiar as the topography of my hand.”
Brenna Ehrlich, Placid Girl

Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu
“Sunetele clădeau geometria solida a unor oraşe albe inundate de o lumină egală, ce se difuza repetat. Prin acele cetăţi minunate trecea radioasă. Portativul era un amfiteatru feeric pe care se proiecta arhitectura marmoreeană a palatelor.
Pe temelia coardelor notele punctau desenul grădinilor, arpegiile curbau colinele şi din cheia de sol căderi de apă trimiteau un şipot fluid sau numai o pânză de răcoare, un păianjen vaporos ca răsfirarea fină a unui jet d`eau. Apoi seara cădea în acorduri minore peste cetăţi.
Ritmul cu frază largă sau şoapta minuţioasă a lui Bach nu părăseau niciun moment o idee gravă, o emoţie concentrată, cu desenul tras sigur printre meandrele armonioase. Sunetele scoteau reliefurile unor efigii nobile, şi modulaţiile aveau sugestii virtuoase.
Se înălţau rugăciunile simple ale unor iubiri fără duplicitate cu ascensiune senină; iubiri înălţate de un suflet victorios, dar fără de fast şi vanitate, trecând peste obstacole de măiestria sufletească.
Şi mereu acea siguranţă care lega cetăţile vizionare ale muzicii una de alta cu un ţărm neîntrerupt şi lin.

Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu "CONCERT DIN MUZICĂ DE BACH”
Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu

Emme Rollins
“He recovered quickly, reaching out to touch a few outstretched hands, melting the front row of girls like one long stick of butter as he moved closer toward me.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

Jennifer Egan
“And it may be that a crowd at a particular moment of history creates the object to justify its gathering, as it did at the first Human Be-In and Monterey Pop and Woodstock. Or it may be that two generations of war and surveillance had left people craving the embodiment of their own unease in the form of a lone, unsteady man on a slide guitar.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

A.O. Storm
“Ticketmaster saying that their fee is a "convenience" is like a rapist calling his raping a "favor”
Andy Ostrom, An A-Hole Goes To A Concert

Stewart Stafford
“The bravest thing David Bowie ever did was to go on stage after Queen at Live Aid.”
Stewart Stafford

Red Tash
“It was a crypt where music played to masses of the dead, and McJagger was their desolate pharaoh, a walking mummified king. I remembered it well.”
Red Tash, Troll Or Derby

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We sometimes take photos (or record a video) so that we can later see what was happening while we were busy taking photos (or recording a video).”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Brenna Ehrlich
“When I was your age, I would go to plays all the time, just sit in the darkness and try to take it all in inside me. Contain everything in some corner of my heart so that when I had my shot, it could all come pouring out - all the lights and moments and colour.”
Brenna Ehrlich, Placid Girl

“What is so unique about coaching female business executives is the fact they approach taking executive business decisions the same way they approach matching two pieces of cloths they will wear going to a cocktail party or to a classic concert . To my surprise this turned to be something that teaches me deeper business dimensions male executives are not privileged with.”
Sameh Elsayed

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“The gig ends and my friends appear out of the glue.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

“Jika kemudian meliput konser band-band rock legendaris itu ibarat "naik haji" bagi jurnalis musik, maka Denny Sabri sudah "mabrur" berkali-kali.”
Idhar Resmadi, Jurnalisme Musik dan Selingkar Wilayahnya

Jay Reatard
“In a live environment, the more bodies you put in a room, the more energy there will be. That's a real big payoff. That's really important, the live show, it's a big cycle of energy. If the audience is boring, it's tough to get excited about it.”
Jay Reatard

“I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, this is gonna be a good night.”
Liam Gallagher

Hermann Hesse
“Se întâmplase în timpul unui concert, răsuna o muzică veche splendidă, când iată că între două măsuri ale unui piano interpretat de suflători mi se deschise din nou poarta spre lumea cealaltă, străbătusem cerul în zbor şi îl privisem pe Dumnezeu la lucru, suportasem dureri izbăvitoare, nu mai refuzasem nimic pe lumea asta, nu mă mai temusem de nimic pe lumea asta, acceptasem toate cele şi inima mea prinsese drag de tot ceea ce era în jurul meu''.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Teju Cole
“Most of the people around me yesterday were middle-aged or old. I am used to it, but it never ceases to surprise me how easy it is to leave the hybridity of the city, and enter into all-white spaces, the homogeneity of which, as far as I can tell, causes no discomfort to the whites in them.”
Teju Cole, Open City

Ruth Ann Oskolkoff
“The concert was magnificent. It was the second time she saw Floor and she loved them. Psychedelic rock. Indie. Hardcore. They always started with this great classic love song they sang a capella backstage while passing around some whisky. They each took a swig as they sang. The beautiful melodies that came out of this were amazing and the audience sang along. It was always a breathtaking moment.”
Ruth Ann Oskolkoff, Zin