the Rebel Beat

“Can you hear that noise? It’s a rebel sound.

We got nowhere else to go.

And when the sun goes down, and we fill the streets,

You’re gonna dance ‘til the morning to the rebel’s beat.”

~Rebel Beat by The Goo Goo Dolls

Guys! Live music! Am I right?

Because you know what? I’ll admit it—I’d forgotten how completely amazing it feels to lose yourself in a large crowd, to just let the music and words take you somewhere else until everyone and everything around you fades. And last Tuesday at The Goo Goo Dolls concert in Raleigh, NC, I did just that. The band came onstage and everything around me melted into the background.

I danced. I sang. I shouted. I cheered. Honestly? I had the BEST time.

And you know what? I needed it more than I realized. Thing is—concerts and live music have always been a part of my life. It’s something I enjoy, but sometimes as you get older, things get busy. Life and routine and work and responsibilities and kids and lots of other amazing things begin to happen, which are all GREAT, but it’s easy to forget that sometimes what you need the most is to take a moment for yourself—to remember you’re more than the things that define you, that you being you is what makes everything about all those other things so amazing. Sometimes you need to unwind. To reset. To let it all go, step back, and realize how beautiful life is. And music, for me, has always felt like coming home. In a strange way, it reminds me who I am.

Yeah. That.

So thank you to The Plain White T’s, to Daughtry (who was also amazing), but most of all, thank you to the Goo Goo Dolls, to John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, for a great performance, a terrific night, and also for this:

Goo Goo Dolls


And definitely this:

And as for this:

“You know that life is like a ticking clock:

Nobody knows when it’s gonna stop, yeah.

Before I’m gone I need to touch someone

With a word, with a kiss, with a decent song, yeah.”

~Rebel Beat by The Goo Goo Dolls

Um, John? Pretty sure you can check that one off your list. About a million times over. 🙂

Want to check them out for yourself? You can find tour dates HERE.

What about you? Any favorite bands/concerts? Is it like therapy or is it just me?

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