10 Reasons to Take Your Date to a Gig
When Shakespeare wrote that ‘if music be the food of love, play on’, he probably wasn’t talking about watching a sweaty rock band in the back room of a pub. Nevertheless, we think going to a gig on a date is a great idea – here’s why.
No need for small talk – Gigs tend to be loud, making conversation difficult (or nigh on impossible). This is good news for those who worry about date-related stresses such as filling awkward silences or asking the right questions. It also means that when the next date comes around, you’ll have plenty to talk about.
Instantly reveals tastes – It’s worth knowing early on in a relationship whether you have compatible music tastes. You don’t want to spend the rest of your life listening to bands which leave you running for ear plugs. A gig is a good way of assessing your date’s musical preferences.
Full of surprises – People who play in bands tend to be spontaneous and work hard to create an anything-might-happen atmosphere. Compare this to a date at a restaurant, where the most exciting event might be the waiter forgetting to bring the table water.
Share a dance – A good band just might get you and your date dancing together. Not only is this a chance for a little bonding, it’s a good way to see how they express themselves.
For the memories – A few years down the line, you’ll look back on the gig date with fond memories. As bands tend to be of a specific time, gigs provide good marking posts in a couple’s past.
They’re cheap – Gigs are great for those on a budget. Tickets for less well-known bands can be had for less than a tenner. If you’re happy to watch unsigned bands, you might not have to pay anything at all.
They’re fun – Watching live music is fun. Everyone’s there to have a good time, and it’s easy to get swept up in the party atmosphere.
No pressure – gigs are easy to arrange and don’t require you to worry too much about your wardrobe.
Impress others – Catching the right band at the right venue can be a source of shared pride, and something to impress other couples with.
Breaks down boundaries – Gigs are hot and sometimes even a bit smelly. It’s hard to be pretentious or fake in these conditions. And didn’t someone once say that those who sweat together stay together?
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