Music at concerts:

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695225
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729775 | DOI:
Music at concerts:

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Chapter 5 gave a considerable number of accounts of strong experiences at pop and rock concerts during the teenage years. The reactions that are described there are also found to a great extent in the accounts in this chapter, and are thus only commented upon sparingly. During the teenage years, these concerts represented a longed-for and expectant meeting with an idol, with whom the concert goer had previously become acquainted only on a record or in other media. The first account in the chapter is of this type. The idol is one of the absolutely biggest names within pop music, and his performance of well-known tunes gives rise to nostalgia, tears, and total joy. Sometimes the feeling brought up are almost unreal.

Keywords: strong experiences with music; rock concerts; personal accounts; pop music; teenage years

Chapter.  5440 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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