You know, lockdown hasn’t been that arduous for me. I’ve muddled through. Safe in the knowledge that if I stay at home, I’m keeping myself safe and doing my part for those around me. I’ve got my PlayStation, Netflix, Spotify, and endless books on my Kindle (and of course @Loz keeping me busy here). With that said, there are still two huge holes in my life: sports and live music.
It’s amazing just how gray life feels without them. As a Brit, even if I’m not currently based in the UK, Saturday just isn’t Saturday without the Premier League. Weekday nights just aren’t weekday nights without that famous Champion’s League fanfare. We should be getting fired up for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics right now .
And the lack of sport wouldn’t be so hard to take if I still had my live music! Rubbing shoulders with sweaty people, waking up with my ears ringing, getting home too late then getting up for work . Thanks to Spotify and other streaming services, I can listen to absolutely anything I want to; and thanks to Liberty 2 Pro, I can make it sound amazing (shameless plug ). But sometimes, it just makes me miss the live shows even more.
I’ve found myself daydreaming about live gigs. Whether it be shows that I’ve been to, or shows that I would cut off my right arm to go to right now. I asked people in the Soundcore office if they could see any performance from a band or artist (living or dead) who would they choose? The list was… eclectic.
We had votes for Louis Armstrong (he’s the king of trumpeters!), Ariana Grande (OMG!!! PLS!), Rage Against The Machine (**** you, I won’t do what you tell me!), Queen (with Freddy), and Bob Marley (we be jammin’!).
Check out some of these performances:
Rage Against The Machine (Probably don’t listen to this around the little ones! )
Queen (with Freddy)
What about you guys? Who would you choose to perform at your dream gig right now? Since it’s fantasy land you can choose absolutely anyone (living or dead). Why not make it a festival? Who would you put on the bill? Don’t forget to leave us some videos of your favorite performances!