My First Concert

I went to my first concert back in January and by my first concert, I mean the first concert that wasn’t one of the kiddie concerts they have at the mall or in the park. It was the first concert I had to buy tickets for (tickets I spent WAY too much on) and actually travel into DC to see. I felt like an actual adult. It was pretty cool honestly.

My friend and I decided to go to this concert back in July. We bought VIP tickets and spent a boatload of money on them but it was definitely worth it. Then we planned out our travel plans and decided she’d come up with me when I moved back in for school and spend a couple of nights in my dorm. After that, we picked up some jean jackets and painted them so we could have them before the show.

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After linking up with a few other people we knew who were going, we hopped on the metro and headed into DC. We got there early enough to grab some food and then headed into the venue. But not before my friend snapped a picture of me stuffing my face in front of the band’s tour bus.

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Since we had the VIP tickets we got to skip the line and feel bougie as we walked right into the arena. We were directed upstairs where the lounge was and we got to get our swag bags, they came with an actual duffle bag, a water bottle, a poster and a notebook. We also stopped by the merch table and bought even more stuff. I got a super comfy hoodie and a little Beebo doll and my friend got a shirt with the tour dates. When we finished blowing a hole through our wallets we found our seats which were super close, not floor seats but I could actually see the faces of the band members while they were on stage.

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We chilled in our seats for a while before the opening acts came out. First Betty Who came onto the stage and got the party started, then Two Feet followed and showed his skills with his guitar. Then the real show started. The band came onto the stage and immediately the whole arena was screaming (myself included), they began the first few notes and POP! Brendon Urie was thrust up from underneath the stage and everyone went crazy.

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He started the show and I could honestly feel the energy radiating off of everyone in the room. His performance was amazing my friend was staring at me like I was crazy for about half the show because I just kept screaming things like: “He’s so close!” and “Omg! I love this song!”, along with other indiscernible noises. I also had an almost constant stream of tears running down my face.

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One of my favorite parts of the night was when he played Dying in L.A. He got onto his piano and it started floating around the arena. In doing so he got even closer to me and I swear he looked right at me while he was singing. It was so amazing, his stage presence was resounding and the whole night he didn’t miss a note.

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Unfortunately, the night had to eventually come to an end. I stopped to quickly gather some of the confetti from the show but we had to hurry back to get on the metro before they stopped running for the night. We all made it back safe though and fangirled for the entire trip. It was one of the best days of my life and definitely not one I will ever forget. I just hope to be able to go to many more concerts in my lifetime, especially Panic! At The Disco concerts.