I went to a concert last night. I was looking forward to seeing one of my long time favorite female artist! I love listening to live music and watching action on stage. Who doesn’t love the WHOLE concert entertainment experience!?! It’s what we pay for! Right? Well, this concert left me with mixed feelings and struggling with my new reality.
As I said, I was thrilled to go see one of my favorite singers, as I have done many times! As the night went on, it was hard for me to stay in the moment. I was fighting with the thoughts that I could NOT “see” the singer Or band rockin’ the stage. Why? Because I’m legally blind now.
I still have a difficult time functioning mostly auditory when I’ve always absorbed life visually! So now I let my brain fill in the images as I try, try real hard, to dial in on the music. Gotta tell ya… let’s be real here… I’m missing so much of the visual show and that’s upsetting! Sure, I could get tickets for the first row or use binoculars to get some sort of view. I suspect that’s what many people in my position do. Okay. Fine. Whateverrrr. It’s just not the f*cking same as it used to be!! No one wants to miss the visual pizzazz of the performance!
Do I need to lower my expectations because I’m blind? Are concerts or any live show going to be a love-hate thing now?? Yeah, yeah, I have to experience things differently now… blah, blah, blah. I know, I knooow! < Insert pouty face here > sheez.