Last night I went to see 21 Pilots at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The last time I saw these guys was back in 2016 at Reading Festival. That for me was a big turning point in my mental health struggles. It was a moment that I realised I could do it, I was stood in the middle of a massive crowd hanging onto the barrier, with a group of supportive people around me and I felt purely happy for the first time in a very long time. So, of course I jumped at the chance to see them again. Me and SophieMags Blog got tickets for our friends’ birthday so we were all super buzzing.
I’m a bad fan who hasn’t really listened to their new album very much because life has just got in the way. But it was such a good concert! Balaclavas, a car on fire and a Tyler popping up all over the arena. It was such a high energy concert, so it was super fun to see. I always like seeing a band wanting to get involved with the crowd. Between them they pretty much covered the whole arena you didn’t know where they were going to pop up next. I always like looking at all of the sets and lighting rigs and so I loved the bridge that lowered and connected the two stages together. I also never realised how much of a good singer Tyler is. You kind of get distracted by the rapping sections and screams that are in their music, but wow that boy can sing. His brother is also a sick drummer and he’s pretty fit too!!
I always forget how much I love live music. I don’t go to things often enough, the last thing I saw was Imagine Dragons just over a year ago. There is nothing like being in a crowd being washed over by a heavy base, having a boogie with your friends. It just makes me so happy. Make sure you check out SophieMags Blog too! She is the queen of concerts and posts a great series about all of the millions of concerts she goes to.
Thanks for taking a look,
Chloe May x