Concerts take over Summer

Summer is a time when students are free from dreadful school work and tests.  It is a time when  students go on exotic vacations with family, hang out with friends, or just stay in their bed all day watching Netflix.  Luckily for those who enjoy live concerts, it was an unforgettable summer.

Taylor swift sings one of her songs during one of her Red Tour concerts. The tour features songs from her latest album Red.
Taylor swift sings one of her songs during one of her Red Tour concerts. The tour features songs from her latest album Red.

It seemed as if there was an endless string of concerts and most of them were nearby.  Concerts by Justin Timberlake and Jay Z,  Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q,  A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift, and the ever-so-handsome One Direction were among the most popular ones that students attended from our school.

Towards the end of the year, there were extra events other than just the last day of school to be excited about. At least that was the case for Sara Suisman ‘15, who headed off  in a hour long car ride to Indianapolis to see a Taylor Swift concert. 

 “It was amazing! I adore Taylor, and she just puts on such great shows.”, she said. This wasn’t her first time at one of Taylor’s concerts.

Two of the biggest summer concerts took place in Chicago in July: One Direction and Justin Timberlake/JayZ. The two concerts took place about a week apart from each other in Tinley Park and Soldier Field, respectively.

For both concerts, thousands of people came from near and far anticipating for a chance to see their favorite performers take the stage. One of those people was Rachel Ho ‘14.

“One Direction was much better live than I thought they were going to be. It was a fun concert.”, she said, “on the other hand, JT/JayZ had a much better crowd. the concert was longer and it was more just like a giant party. That was the best concert I’ve ever been to in my life.”

For avid concert attender Ellen Drummond ‘14, the Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q concert this past June in Indianapolis was one of many concerts that have impressed her.  Kendrick Lamar, one of her favorite artists, put on a performance that she won’t forget.  According to Ellen, the only things that make a good concert are a good artist and production.

“The music can’t be too loud over the vocals” she said.

The opportunity to experience a live concert of your favorite artist is one that you can not pass up. For these attendees and thousands of  others, it truly seemed like a rocking summer.


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