It happens whenever I drive on the highway and pass a sign that says the name of a city I’ve been to for a concert. “I remember when I was here!” I say to whoever wants to listen. Usually I start reciting a story I have told a million times before. Same with songs. Whenever I hear a certain song on the radio, I remember times when I listened to that song or when I sang that song. Like when we sang This Is How We Do by Katy Perry on the tram in Amsterdam. Or when my favourite artist waved and blew a kiss at me from the stage. When I listen to those songs, I remember those times. I can’t help but smile when I think of those moments, because they’ve become such a huge part of my life.
Some people prefer to spend their moneys in bars where they drink until they pass out. It is not a good night if they haven’t at least thrown up in five places. I personally have never been like that. I don’t like going out and getting wasted. I like to make memories and alcohol and memories don’t really go well together.
I have found out that the best memories are made at concerts. Music is something that unites us all. It’s at concerts where I’ve met some of my best friends. And I love nothing more than to meet up with them to go to other concerts and remember the old times. I have one friend in particular who often comes over from England when our favourite artist is in town. We drive for miles and during those trips we keep recalling moments that happened at the concert the day before or even a few years ago. We listen to the songs that we’ve heard a million times before. And when we’re home we rewatch the youtube videos of those special moments again and again and again. There is nothing that makes me happier.
A couple’s first song. A special moment in a friendship. Most of these memories are linked to music or a special song. And I hope that there will be many more special moments this year and the years after that so when I listen to a song I heard on a special occasion, I will think back with a smile on my face whenever I hear it.
Do you have any special memories connected to music? Let me know in the comments!