Concerts & Anxiety

I’M GOING TO A CONCERT SOON. 5 DAYS ACTUALLY. Concerts are one of my all-time favourite things to go to, like seriously. I haven’t been to a concert in so long, and I'm so excited, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with some big anxiety too.

Obviously, the main thing at concerts is the crowd. As someone who is 5ft and on crutches, the thought of being in standing is pretty scary and I will go to a disabled area whenever possible. In the Echo Arena in Liverpool though (where I normally go to concerts), this is a little higher up, so while it’s safe, I do sometimes get a little bit paranoid that everyone is staring at me – even though I know that they’re definitely not.

It’s quite frustrating that something I love makes me so anxious, because sometimes it does put me off going to concerts – especially if I know they don’t have a disabled platform – and I end up frustrated because I feel like I’m letting my disability and anxiety take over my life. That being said though, I LOVE festivals (it makes no sense, I know). I tend to convince myself that my tickets won’t be valid or that they won’t let me in as well, which can be pretty annoying, but once I’m in, sat down and the bands have started, I’m beyond caring anymore.

I know it won’t just be me who gets anxious about going to concerts, so if you do too, Tweet me and we can be anxious bundles together. 


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