Knowing what concert outfit to wear is one of the most difficult things for me. I guess I am not the only one because you see concert outfit styling videos all over Youtube. So, on this post I go over what I wore when I attended Shakira’s concert last night. Also, I saw Lana del Rey live on February so if you want to check what I wore to her concert click here.
Officially one of my bucket list items it is now scratched off, which was to see Shakira live. I have been a fan for a really long time. Everything started when I was 8 year old and my older sister received “Donde Estan Los Ladrones?” as a birthday present. I was immediately hooked as I knew every single lyric to every song on the album. Also, I played the CD on repeat every day.
My fave Shakira song is “Quiero” from the Pies Descalzos Album
Donde Estan Los Ladrones? was Shakira’s second “known” album and it was a pretty big hit in Mexico. Ever since I have been a Shakira fan. I have been meaning to see her perform live for a good 10 years. I remember when I was around 12 and she was on tour and my mom refused to buy me a ticket. Then Shakira went on tour when I was around 15 or 16 and again my mom refused. Later, Shakira was on tour when I was around 18 or 19 and I was too poor to afford a ticket.
Last July, when I found out Shakira was on tour I freaked out because I was barely working any hours. However, in my mind I deserved to splurge on a ticket. Also, my birthday was coming up so I took it as a sign from the heavens and bought it as an early birthday present.
The concert date was originally on February, but Shakira hurt her throat and moved the concert to August 31st. So I impatiently waited for August. Then I realized that I did not knew what I was going to wear for the occasion. Previously, I mentioned that I am in a budget because I have a big debt I have to start paying. So, I had to look around in my closet for things I already own.
Whenever I go to concerts, I only carry my car keys, phone, ID and some money.
I decided to that I wanted to wear my red floral top from ASOS. I have obsessing over this top lately because I think its edgy but classy at the same time. Plus, the print is beautiful and also I love the bell sleeves. (Similar here, here & here).
My concert outfit usually includes this fanny pack because it makes my life easier. For concerts, I only carry my car keys, phone, ID and some money. So this bag is super useful plus I don’t hassle with having to carry an actual bag. (similar here and here)
For shoes, I am wearing a pair of black shinny boots from Forever21. I wore these boots for the Lana del Rey concert because I really like the height of the heel it’s not too low but not too high. Also, these boots are pretty comfortable to walk around in. (similar here couldn’t find more because they are out of season).
Whenever the audience engages with the artist there is this sort of energy on the stadium.
The concert was amazing and I truly wish I could have gotten front row, but at the time I could not afford it. To be honest, she was amazing, the crowd/audience not so much. While on the concert people seem more fixated in recording the concert than actually engaging with the artist and it saddens me. Whenever I go to a concert I rarely take my phone out, I think I recorded a few seconds for my instastories and that is pretty much it. I might be old school but there is nothing like being part of a crowd who are dancing and singing along with the artist.
Whenever the audience engages with the artist there is this sort of energy on the stadium and I did not feel this. In my row, only two people where up, singing and dancing, and that was a guy who was 4 people away from me and me. there was a woman in the seat in front of me who only sang to record herself for her snapchat. A small group next to me where recording the whole concert as well as themselves signing along. This happened when I went to Lana del Rey’s concert as well. People rarely sang along, they where just standing there recording. These people are not going to put that up on Youtube, because we were pretty much in the back, so I don’t see the point. I hardly doubt their grandma is going to look at those videos. I find it odd but I guess this is how times roll now.
Also, I have the believe that the “boring audience” syndrome is in the USA only. I went to a concert in Mexico back in 2016. The conclusion: there is nothing like the Mexican crowd. Just a few people were recording the concert the rest of us were hugging our friends with our beers up and singing along. I guess people are more interested in proving to their social media friends they went to a concert and had fun instead of actually enjoying the concert. Unless this is a different type on enjoyment people are engaging with that I don’t understand.
Who is an artist that you HAVE to see live before you die? and How does your usual concert Outfit looks? I would love to know