Music is everywhere. You may like to listen to it on your phone, or perhaps you prefer to go to a gig. Whatever your preference, there’s no doubting that lyrics and beats are enormous influences in your life. Like any music-lover, you want to take it to the next level to get your fill. There’s nothing that comes close to seeing what the world – at home and abroad – has to offer while ticking experiences off your bucket list.
Okay, there’s a good chance that you already have yours set out. However, if you don’t, or if any of the following sound like fun, you can add them to your to-do list.
Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm
Festivals are more popular than ever before, and the US has some of the best ones. Red Rock and Coachella spring to mind. So, if you’re wondering why traveling to the UK is a smart move, it’s because of Glastonbury. Not only is it massive, and not only does it attract the best acts, but it’s all about the music. The stage, for example, isn’t cordoned off from the camping area, so ticket holders can bring as much food and drink as they can carry without having to spend a fortune. Sometimes, it’s the little things that go a long way.
Broadway, New York
What makes Broadway special is a mixture of music and acting. As a result, you get incredibly powerful performances that transcend standing in front of a speaker watching a lead singer rock out. Whether you buy the Book of Mormon or Dear Evan Hansen tickets, you’ll love the contrast of the modern acting and singing on stage compared with the decadent surroundings. Plus, the variety, and the fact the shows stay on Broadway for years, means that there are plenty of choices.
Karaoke Bar, Japan
Singing as loud as you can in front of a room of strangers is probably the most cathartic experience ever. Yes, it’s totally fear-inducing at the beginning, especially if you’re tone-deaf, but there’s nothing more fun after a round of drinks. And, the best place to participate is in Japan, the country that birthed karaoke. Karaoke bars are pretty much everywhere in this beautiful country, so you can have a sing-a-long from Tokyo to Hiroshima. However, the birthplace is Kobe, where a man named Daisuke Inoue invented the musical art after he realized he was a terrible musician.
Instrument Lessons, Anywhere
You can’t be a music-lover without having attempted to master the art of making music. Once you understand how hard it is to play, you’ll have a newfound respect for your favorite bands. And your least favorite ones, too! Listening after you know more about instruments and how the gel will help you to detect stuff you couldn’t before, heightening the experience. If you’re any good, you never know where it will take you. You could be the next music sensation to storm the states.
Isn’t that the most iconic music experience ever? No? Then what is???