I’m always so nice when I write these pieces. I always try and ease into it, say yeah I know it’s winter and it’s cold and you’d much rather be outside watching reruns of Gilmore Girls arguing with your number one bae about what to get from uber eats but enough is enough. Go and see a band this weekend. Why? Well here is a top 5 list with fancy gifs to capitalise on our ever shortening attention spans to answer that exact question.
Because wherever the band is, there’s beer, and it’s better than drinking alone.
Put down the cask wine, get out of your trackies, and leave the god damn house.
Because they can do something that you cannot.
I’m sure you can do so many great things, but people in bands are pretty talented and who knows, maybe some of that awesomeness will rub off via osmosis.
Because then at least you can say you did something this weekend, something cool, something hip, something fun.
You’re not ‘old’ just a little out of touch. I know what it’s like to hit that twenty something milestone and start asking yourself questions like ‘am I hip or nah?’. Here’s a hint, if you’re using the word ‘hip’ the answer is probably nah. Seeing a band will help though.
Because it’s cheaper than the gym
You’ve seen the kids walk out of the mosh pit, all stumbling, sweaty and exhausted. Who needs to pay for a gym membership when you can burn off that uber eats in the middle of the mosh?
Because you should.
That’s the long and the short of it really. Because it’s about time you left the house and did something to support your local community. At least this way you can say you had a productive weekend, you supported your local community, had a beer and a boogie and reclaimed your ‘whattaguy’ status.
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