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Going to gigs alone? Why not?

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Written by Nenad Pekez

Have you ever been to a gig of your favorite band even though none of your friends was able to come with you? If you have, know that you are not alone.

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According to new statistics obtained in a study conducted by DICE,  half of young people aged 18-24 go to gigs alone.

The study shows that 65% of youngsters surveyed had been to a music concert by themselves – and a massive 98% wouldn’t mind doing it again. Not only that, but 84% said that the music sounded better while alone.

Among the reasons given for going solo to a show, 38% said that friends were unavailable, 37% had friends with a different taste, and 31% said it was because their decision to go to show was spontaneous and last minute.

Of the 500 people who took part in the research, indie music was the most popular genre of music that people went alone to with 41% preferring guitar music, while pop came in at 2% and grime 1%.

About the author

Nenad Pekez

Journalist

Contact
nenad@hardwiredmagazine.com

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