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Last week, I attended the first concert of my entire life at The O2 arena with my friend. This iconic venue is situated on the Greenwich Peninsula which is only a five-minute walk from the North Greenwich underground station. Surprisingly, the pre-concert preparations were far more straightforward than I imagined. Transport was super smooth and we effortlessly acquired our glow sticks at a pop-up store near the arena. Getting into The O2, we found that the venue was unexpectedly small, which brought us adjacent to the stage and made me feel closer to my adored band (I feel that this is a plus point of The O2)! Sitting in our seats above the crowd and looking at the concert banner, the excitement mirrored that of other concert-goers – we couldn’t wait to start this captivating music night!

For the past few years, I have been a loyal fan of Mayday, a legendary Asian rock band. The moment I glanced over the poster of the “MAYDAY [FLY TO 2023] TOUR” on their official Instagram account, I knew I had to be a part of this prowess live concert. Two months ago, I eagerly reserved my tickets without any hesitation and the highly anticipated moment lived up to all expectations.

Without any bias as a fan, Mayday’s performance was truly extraordinary and the overall atmosphere was incredibly enchanting. All of us were deeply immersed in the music world – we couldn’t help but sing along and wave the glow sticks in our hands. Even though my friend was not familiar with this band before the concert, she was thoroughly impressed by the glamour and energy Mayday brought to the stage. As a very devoted enthusiast of this band, I found myself holding tears back several times, particularly when hearing my favourite songs (they’ve seen me through many tough moments).

It is worth mentioning the day coincided with the band leader’s birthday which added another remarkable layer to the concert. The other members had prepared a surprise celebration for him during the performance. We were touched by Mayday’s genuine camaraderie on stage and this created a heart-warming fragment of the concert.

This night has woven a beautiful symphony of unforgettable memories. I’ve documented a lot of moments for myself to cherish and look back on. To anyone who is still struggling with attending a concert, my resounding recommendation is to seize the opportunity! Without another doubt, attending a concert will become an indelible experience of your life and you will never regret this decision.

Peggy is a content writer at Her Campus at the King’s College London (KCL) chapter. She focuses on creating content for the life section. Peggy is from Hong Kong and this is her fifth academic year studying abroad. She is graduated from Newcastle University with a BA (Hons) degree in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, and now pursuing her MA degree in Digital Culture and Society at KCL. In her free time, Peggy loves traveling, listening to music, watching movies, having bubble teas and browsing cute animal videos :)