A few weeks ago me and one of my friends went to see The 1975. Whilst there, we were having an amazing time, and I’m usually the kind of person who wouldn’t dare to do anything other than what I’m used to. However, there was a moment during the concert where I realised that life’s about making the most of every moment given to you. There was a guy stood to the right of me who we’d been chatting with a little bit, and after a lot of hesitation and shyness, I told myself ‘5 seconds of courage is all it takes’. So I tapped him on his shoulder, and forced out the words “could I get up on your shoulders please?”, and to my surprise a huge smile lit up on his face and he said, “of course”.
He then bent down, I got behind him and felt the hands of everyone around us helping me up onto his shoulders. I don’t know who these people were but, they just helped me anyway - people are great.
At this point we were around 2 meters away from the stage, and I felt myself slowly rise as the guy stood back up. I looked around me and saw the faces of the crowd, smiling, singing, all in one huge unity. The feeling I got at this moment was the most amazing feeling in the world, it was literally like I was flying - I can’t even begin to put it into words. The atmosphere, the lighting, and of course, the music. All I could do was throw my arms into the air and rejoice as though I was floating in the sea. I looked straight into Matty’s eyes, and as I was the only person on shoulders, he noticed me. All of a sudden, he started staring right into my eyes, singing down the microphone. To me. I didn’t think the feeling could get any more amazing but somehow it did. For around 10/20 seconds he continued staring into my eyes. When he noticed my laughing he began to smile too.
That’s the thing about concerts, everyone is one. The whole crowd is one huge unity, all there for the sale reason. To listen to the music they love sang by the people they love. There’s no hate, just all, wonderful vibes. I realised that night, again, to make the most of every moment possible. The time really is now.
I was looking through YouTube videos of the concert and found one where I’m up on the shoulders. The picture was pretty blurry - it still is, but after a little editing I managed to make it as clear as it is here. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that moment and now I’m so glad I have a picture.
Enjoy yourself. :)