Don’t worry, it’s not as dark as it looks. It’s darker. Just kidding! Ya girl went to a BabyMetal concert last night and while I was thinking about it today, I realized how many things it has actually thought me about life that I HAD to share with you guys!
So, like I said in the intro, yesterday I attended a BabyMetal concert in Utrecht and I don’t know if you guys are familiar with metal concerts or the genre in general, but I can tell you it’s MENTAL! haha. I’ve seen many metal bands perform but what happened to me yesterday was some next level shizzle!
It was because I was thinking about it today that made me realize how it was actually a perfect representation of life. And not just my life, but yours too and every other individual that walks on this earth. See, I always like to look at this stuff in a more metaphorical way. So believe it or not, but here are 7 life lessons I’ve learned at a BabyMetal concert.
FYI: This blog post will be longer than usual!
STORY #1 : First it all started while my cousins and I were waiting outside in line. There was this dude with a Floki like hairstyle who was dressed as one of the band members. Not really an oufit that you would rock to church but definitely fitting for the concert. Behind our line was a café. Over there, there were three women who noticed the guy. They started laughing at him while one of them secretly took pictures. Their faces turned red from laughing and it was just a good example of very sad behavior.
LESSON: Life is all about perspective. When I saw the guy for the first time I thought it was really cool to see how much effort he had put into creating that costume. I get it why he was dressed like that but those three ladies didn’t. This is a good example that, wether people like or dislike what you’re doing, it really shouldn’t matter to you. At the end of the day it’s all about how you’re feeling about it. Does it make you happy? Then that’s all that matters.
STORY #2: My cousin got a little inpatient when we had to wait for BabyMetal. Especially because we were standing for quite a long time and when your feet starts to hurt it feels like it’s taking hours before they’ll come up on stage. I remember saying to her how women should feel to wait 9 months before their baby’s born but that didn’t help haha. I probably made her more impatient with that comment!
LESSON: Nothing in life comes fast. Everything takes time and patience is key. Yes we had to wait, and we’ve been waiting a lot that day, but it was all worth it eventually. We had a wonderful time. So, waiting isn’t really a bad thing. It gives the thing that you’re waiting for even more value.
STORY #3: During metal concerts it’s an 11/10 that there will be mosh pits. I’ve always wanted to mosh around in them, but I’ve always been too much of a chicken. Listen, I didn’t spent 4 and a half years wearing braces to get my teeth knocked out at a concert, you know what I mean? But last night I had this ”fuck it” mentality. My body was filled with adrenaline and I just had to do it. I was so sick of wondering what it would be like when I’ve had so many chances to experience it. So I went in and uh… I felt boneless whahaha.
LESSON: FUCK FEAR! Excuse my French, but seriously fear is what holds us back to do the things we love and for what actually? Fear isn’t even real. It’s our own imagination that’s trying to mess with us. In less then 5 seconds I decided to enter that mosh pit and that’s the best way to beat fear. I’m not saying you should just do whatever you want without thinking it through, but I am saying that if you really want to do it, you have to go for it. JUST DO IT and you won’t regret it. I knew I was gonna risk a broken nose and a busted lip, but at least I did what I always wanted to do and I enjoyed every seconds of it. Isn’t that what it’s all about? 🙂 My nose is not broken by the way.
STORY #4: So while I was having the time of my life with my cousins, jumping around and singing along I got pushed to the side by some dude who was taller and bigger than me, just so he could stand on my spot. I almost fell but luckily another guy prevented that from happening. When I saw that dude standing on my spot I knew I had two options: Accept it, be pity about it for the rest of the night and enjoy a less better view or…. not accept it and instead stand up for myself. I chose option 2. I pounded so hard against him that he FLEW. My cousin started to laugh so loud and that guy was SHOOK. Even I was shook. I did consider (for a quick second) to sign up for American Football but that’s too much effort and I don’t even like soccer in the first place so…
LESSON: In life some people will be ruthless to you. They want what you have, do what you do and stand where you’re standing. But if you treat people with respect you have the right to expect the same in return. When that doesn’t happen you have the right to stand up for yourself. I did not kick the guy nor did I call him names or spit in his face. I did what he did to me, but I did it a little better. Never accept it when people treat you bad or poorly or you will always be the one that stays behind everyone else.
STORY #5: During the second mosh pit a guy fell on the ground. He grabbed my arm but as I was trying to pull him up other people were jumping against me. That’s when another guy grabbed his other arm and together we pulled him up. Through the chaos he thanked us because he was pretty scared.
LESSON: Even if you’re struggling yourself, never hesitate to help someone in need. You might need it too at one point. Remember, what goes around comes around.
STORY #6: This time I was the one who almost fell. There’s just so much pushing going on, it’s almost impossible not to. Anyway, luckily this guy next to me grabbed me just in time!
LESSON: Not everyone’s the same. Just because there was a rude guy trying to take my spot earlier by pushing me, doesn’t mean they’re all like that. Someone’s taste in music, sexuality, race or gender is not important when they do something bad. It’s the individual who should get the blame not everyone else who’s considered the same, if that makes any sense…?
STORY #7: Although we had one epic night, I have to admit that the ending was really weird. BabyMetal performed their final song at 10:00 PM while on my ticket it said that it should’ve lasted till 10:45 PM. After that song a white canvas fell down with what looked like the end credits from a fantasy movie. It showed where they performed and a little story about some stuff that I honestly never really understood even though I’m a fan lol. The lights changed and the concert was over. No plectrum throwing, maybe a thank you? Nope. It was just a
LESSON: No matter how deserving you are of something,
You can’t always get what you want. – Mick Jagger
Life isn’t always about roses, sunflowers and Travis Fimmel in Calvin Klein underwear. Sometimes it’s disappointing. And yes, it sucked but I chose to not let it ruin my mood. I mean, of course I thought we (the fans) deserved at least a thank you but aye, they gave one hell of a show. The dance moves, the acts, the music, the singing, the costumes, the atmosphere – Everything was so amazing. How could I complain? I’d rather spent my energy into washing all that sweat and dirtiness of my body once I’m home instead of crying about something that isn’t really that important after all…
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