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Concert behavior influences enthusiasm

By Amber Bartley

There’s something spectacular about being crammed in an inclosed space with hundreds of people who all enjoy the same music. I’ve been to 13 concerts in my 15 years of living, ranging from Hillary Duff to Justin Timberlake to Ed Sheeran and nearly everything in between. From attending these, I have noticed a thing or two about concert behavior.

1. There is a very high chance that the people near me would be noticeably drunk and they decide to leave early. This really has no age range other than over 21. I have also experienced having alcohol dripped on me once, which was not pleasant in any sense of the word.

2. No matter where I was seated, there was always a six-foot-tall woman wearing five inch heels in front of me. Occasionally, she would have an afro. Sometimes she was a dude. It just depended on who the performer was.

3. The T-shirts available were softer than a puppy or scratchier and rougher than a sweater made entirely of mini cacti. There is no in between. Puppy shirts make them worth the overpriced cost.

Nonetheless, they are great reminders of the experience.

4. I never really understand why people feel the need to dress up to go to a concert. Thousands of people in one arena can get sweltering hot very quickly. The higher up the seats, the hotter the air becomes. Sticky and humid air can dampen the night.

One of my all-time favorite concerts was the Ed Sheeran concert. He would have the entire crowd go silent. That’s extremely difficult to do for a crowd made up of almost entirely teenage girls. That kind of control over a group is powerful. That’s not something that’s easy to find among current artists. It’s not something I expected any artist to be able to pull off.

The same concept applies to the simultaneous jump. When an artist can get nearly everyone in the crowd to hop at the same time, the kind of pulsing energy can be felt deep within the chest. That can’t be felt at any other moment or at any other place. To me, that’s the definition of happiness and that  being I wouldn’t trade anything for seeing these performers. The attitude that every single performer had contributed to the massive turnout. There wasn’t a single moment when they were performing that I would not completely dissolve into their vibrant music.

Upcoming Louisville concerts

KFC Yum! Center

Arcade Fire– March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-695

George Strait and Vince Gill -March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $67-1988

Billy Joel– April 6 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $56-1750

Miley Cyrus– April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $77-4149

Cher with Cyndi Lauper– June 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $70-1989

Headliners

The word of Mouth Tour featuring: Aer – Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: 14 and over; $15 in advance; $18 day of

Moonface- March 7 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; $15

ZZ Ward with Linus Young and The O’ My’s– March 19 at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; advanced $15; day of $17

American Authors with Wild Club– April 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; $15

Katie Herzig– April 26 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: 18 and over; $15

KFC Yum! Center offers popular concert lineup

By Lexi Burch

As the year 2013 kicks off with a bang, so do the sounds from inside the KFC Yum! Center. Even though it is only March,  the Yum! Center has brought in and will bring in music’s top names for their concert lineup.

The KFC Yum! Center, the home basketball court of the Louisville Cardinals, also hosts some of the largest concerts in Kentucky and Indiana. With seating for up to 22,000 people it is a key place for music stars to come and share their music. Junior Courtney Crombie said it is an awesome place to hold concerts.

“It’s so huge, the large space allows artists to do awesome things,” said Crombie.

Less than a week ago the Yum! Center hosted punk rock singer P!nk.

“My favorite part of the concert was when she was flying around the arena doing her acrobatic stuff,” said Crombie.

The concert line ups doesn’t stop at P!nk, artists like Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band, and The Who have all paid a visit to the Yum! Center.

“I’ve been to a couple concerts there,” said sophomore Natalie Graham. “The Yum! Center never fails to book awesome artists.”

In less than a month, country star Jason Aldean will take the stage and senior Alex Beyer said he is very excited.

“I am most excited to go see him live,” said Beyer. “It’s so much different to see an artist live.”

In addition to country stars like Jason Aldean, the Yum! Center will welcome one of country music’s biggest star. 21-year-old Taylor Swift will make her appearance May 10. This will be Swift’s third time in Louisville and second time at the Yum! Center.

“I was so excited [to get Swift tickets] because I have been to all of her concerts in Louisville and I know she always puts on an amazing show,” said junior Alex Kennedy.

It seems as if the Yum! Center’s line-up would slow down after Swift but if anything it gets better. Later in the year they will host Bruno Mars, One Direction, Bon Jovi, and Fleetwood Mac. This year’s line up will be every concert-goers dream, full of ultimate concert experiences.

“My favorite thing about concerts is because of how loud it is and how many people are there,” said Kennedy. “It’s like a giant party.”