Post # 1
Two of my favorite artists are playing at a casino. My best friend and I were planning on buying tickets but they sold out immediately- now they are available on stubhub for a ridiculous price ($250/ea for crappy seats if we want to sit together) and she is broke. If they were more reasonably priced, I would buy her a ticket which was my original plan but I cannot afford to spend $500 on concert tickets.
However, there is 1 ticket available for $113 for a decent seat. I am debating about buying myself a ticket and if she decides she still wants to go she could purchase a seperate ticket for a similar price (I could help her out with partial payment) but we would not be able to sit together. If she doesn’t want to go, DH could always spend the night gambling while I attend the concert and we could do dinner at the casino before or after.
I know people go out to dinner or movies by themselves all the time, but would you ever attend a concert alone?
Post # 3
yeah I would attend a concert by myself.
Post # 4
Why not? It’s not like you can talk during the concert anyways.
Post # 5
I’ve been to concerts by myself. It was still fun.
Post # 6
It depends. I have gone by myself a few times when I knew the band and it was a small gig. Otherwise, no I wouldn’t feel comfortable..
Post # 7
I’ve gone several times by myself. I’ve actually met a couple of friends doing it!
Post # 8
If you really want to go, don’t miss out! Forget about whether you can find anyone to go with you!
I am much older than you. I still remember the time I passed up a concert that I really wanted to go to when I was in my freshman year of college. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to go, so I stayed home.
It was The Police, and they were playing down the block from my dorm in a neighborhood nightclub. At the time they were not that famous, but I was a huge fan. A year or two later, they were one of the biggest bands on the planet. I’m still kicking myself!
Post # 9
I dont see a problem going by myself.
Post # 10
@AlwaysSunny: I think the main reason why I hesitate is that my friend and I have seen one of the bands multiple times together but I have never gone without her. It feels odd to think about breaking our tradition but I don’t want to miss out either.
@Cady: It won’t be in an arena but it will be in “stadium seating”. If it was at a club where I would have freedom to move around I would feel less weird about it!
@KateByDesign: Good point. I think the crowd will be approximately my age based on the band that is playing and the choice of venue. It would be agreat opportunity to meet new people.
@BelliniChic: I have seen both bands before but I will definitely be kicking myself if I am sitting at home the night of the concert!
I am debating between buying a ticket immediately or waiting to see if more become available closer to the concert (people finding out that they can’t make it, ect.)
Clearly after a month agonizing over what presents to purchase everyone else, clearly I am no longer capable of making any sort of decisions for myself.
Thank you to everyone for the nudge 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Wait until the day of the show and check TicketMaster or whatever box office originally sold the tickets for releases. Every show had seats held back for comps (my husband is a radio host and we get comps all the time). Late in the morning or early afternoon, unused comps often get released to the public. I have NEVER resorted to a scalper for a ticket.
The best score we got this way: first section tickets together for Eric Clapton, bought at 5:30 pm on the day of the show. 🙂
Post # 12
Why not go by yourself. I went on vacation by myself Peru, Madrid, and Manchester, England and had a wonderful time. It makes you come out of yourself and have conversations with complete strangers and get to know people you would have never met if you had gone with someone.
GO AND ENJOY YOURSELF!!!
Post # 13
Absolutely and I’ve done several times. I don’t see the point to putting my life on hold because I don’t have a partner in crime. If I want to do something, I go. Life is too short. Ofcourse its always fun to go to concert with a friend so you can rock out together, but I’m sure your seat mates can be just as fun.
Post # 14
@MissTatas: Yes, I would go to a concert alone, unless the scene at the concert might be really wild– in which case I wouldn’t feel safe by myself.
Maybe try your second idea– buying yourself the cheaper ticket and helping her with a cheaper ticket and not sitting together. You never know, there may end up being empty seats right next to each other if some people don’t use their tickets. That happened to my SO and me once, at a very fancy theater, and we were able to sneak into some incredibly good seats at intermission and got to watch from the very best spot in the theater!
Post # 15
@MissTatas: I vote a big yes, I’ve been to a concert by myself – I almost didn’t go because nobody wanted to come with me – but I had such a good time and you don’t worry about the other person enjoying themselves!
As long as your friend wouldn’t be bummed 🙁
Post # 16
@mink: I am so nervous to wait and see just in case there isn’t any available- it is a very small venue. My nieghbor wins tickets all the time (seriously, she goes to at least a concert a month) so I have my fingers crossed that she wins some front row seats or backstages passes but I may buy myself a ticket just in case.
@niasg1: @bklynbridetobe: Seeing as how it is almost New Years and one of my resolutions is to have new experiences, I think I will take your advice and go alone. EEEE! Slightly nervous since I am bad at small talk but hey…if nothing else maybe it will be a very loud concert!
@Creiddylad: I tried to talk to her about it today and didn’t get very far. I know she wants to go but I think she is worried about having $$ to pay me back. We used to be close enough that I could buy the ticket for her with no issues but her reaction was luke warm so I wonder if it may hurt her pride more than it would help her spirits, if that makes sense.
@ParisM: She might be bummed because I know she really wants to see the concert but she doesn’t have the money and didn’t seem to receptive when I offered to purchase a ticket for her. I mentioned I may go anyway and she didn’t say anything so I will wait a few days before bringing it up again and if she still doesn’t give me a straight answer I will just say eff it and go enjoy myself!