That might sound strange, but while I was enjoying the fire and all the feels at Florence + The Machine not long ago, it struck me: live music makes me a better creative person.
This photo isn’t great but, to me, it gives a good idea of how her show felt: a very shining person, yet simple (she was dressed all in white, no apparent make-up, her hair loose and almost like she did not even brushed them *ahah*). Her aura is just breathtaking: she takes you places.
It connect me to others
Being an artist working from home, I feel lonely in the vast creative ocean more than I’d like to (and me being an introvert afraid of people does not help, I guess), more than I’d admit. But when you are at a concert, people get lost in the music. You see all kind of ages and everything in term of personal style.
It makes me feel like it’s okay to be me, to be just as I am. Quirky, not fitting any mold (or never entirely). We are all part of something bigger, we are all One.
It brings unexpected inspiration
We know that inspiration tends to sneak up on us when we are not looking for it (and then goes away when we actually are waiting for her).
Even on a small concert, creativity is there. How the light goes with the music. How the singer/group is dresses. If there is any décor. If there are big screens, how the show is actually filmed to be on there.
There is so much more than *just* the music to a live concert. Even if the music is the core of it and what matters the most.
The beats bring me to life
I live for the vibration of the drum. It ignites a fire inside my chest. I can close my eyes and let my self be transported and moved by the beat.
And when I am in the Studio, or like right now on the computer trying to convey something from my heart to yours, I remind myself how it feels in my body when the drums are playing. This is the feeling that matters. Like my heartbeat drumming at its own pace, knowing this is the perfect pace.