Let’s talk Pentatonix. If you haven’t heard of Pentatonix, you’ve been living under a rock devoid of YouTube. On Saturday, Mattias and I went to go watch this amazing acapella group live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney.
But first, why Pentatonix? Well, what has always left an impression with me about Pentatonix is that each of the members are so different to one another. There’s Scott, who’s always so poised and articulate; Mitch – the sassy slayer; Avi, who oozes out such a chill vibe; K.O., who emits this positive aura; and Kristin who is this shy but fun little ball of joy. And I think it’s so awesome that there’s two gay guys, a Jew and a Christian in the group. It really gives you hope that humanity can actually work together to create something beautiful.
Anyway, I’ve always been a fan of going to concerts and events. Weird, for someone who’s a self-confessed introvert and loner, right? I don’t know what it is that I love so much about it. I mean, I guess the idea of seeing someone who you admire on stage is a big factor. But being in amongst a crowd of rowdy young adults and being pushed and shoved in all directions is pretty claustrophobic. Despite this, I still find myself booking ticket after ticket for concerts. I love it.
My first concert that I ever went to was Hilary Duff back in the high school days. That was more of a stadium-concert and we had reserved seating. I think Hilary Duff was definitely a good first concert experience (even though I am 100% sure she was lip synching). After that, I went to a handful of Evermore concerts (arguably my favourite band, EVER) and more indie gigs thanks to my ex-boyfriend and his fondness of underground Aussie artists. I’ve seen Monsters of Men, City & Color, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J, Troye Sivan and Demi Lovato live too – and they all blew my mind away by their live talent.
And now, I can add to my list the amazingly talented Pentatonix.
We got to the venue pretty early and managed to find a decent spot. The trouble with being in the “mosh pit” or “dancefloor” is that you really have to find a spot where the people in front of you are short enough so you don’t have to move your head back and forth to see the stage.
I remember when Mattias and I went to City & Color, we were standing right behind a loved-up couple who WOULD NOT STOP MAKING OUT. Bleugh, gross. I’m all for love and all, but public displays of affection are not my thing. Still, it was a City & Color concert so if they were gonna intertwine their salivated tongues, I guess that was the concert to do so.
Anyway, back to Pentatonix. The opening act was Chris Sebastian (aka brother of Guy Sebastian, Australia’s first ever representative in the Eurovision Song Contest) and I was pleasantly surprised by his vocal skills. Not quite as articulate as Guy, but still impressive. He sang a few covers and killed me with a rendition of Shawn Mendes’ Stitches (omg guys, I cannot wait until November because I have tickets to see Shawn live!!!) Hearing Chris sing Stitches really got my heart aflutter and I was already trying to figure out how I was going to be front row at Shawn’s concert come November.
Finally, Pentatonix came on stage in all their sassy glory. My favourite PTX member is definitely Avi with his super slick style and deep bass voice. Gosh, if he could just sing me to sleep every single night, I would be cured of my insomnia. Even though Avi is my favourite, I think Scott really stole the spotlight. My gaze couldn’t help but fall upon him in his white leather jacket and perfectly coiffed hair. In fact, I’ve been trying to get Mattias’ hair to look like Scott’s but I keep turning him into Mitch instead. My bad.
In saying that, I thought Mitch was super cute. He was so bouncy and giggly; I couldn’t help but giggle with him. I definitely have much more respect for each of the members after seeing them live – they work so well together. It’s a different level of talent then say, a solo artist. They really have to work together as a group, keep in rhythm and in harmony whilst at times doing some sweet synchronised moves. Ugh, I am such a sucker for synchronised dancing (Backstreet Boys, anyone???). They sang a few covers and a few of their original songs and at one point, pulled some audience members to join them for a song. Eek, lucky girls!
Overall, I was very happy after the concert. I didn’t get that pang of post-concert-depression like I usually get after I see someone I admire live, but it did leave me determined to make my own dreams come true. I think that’s the amazing thing that I love about concerts that keeps me going back for more – the fact that you’re witnessing with your very own eyes the dreams of these people on stage coming true. They worked hard for it, formed relationships with their fans and continue to make them happy.
So yeah! That’s why I love going to concerts so much. Also because I always hope there’s a chance I can meet them and fangirl until I faint. SHAWN MENDES, IF YOU EVER READ THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME.
Jokes. But not really.
Here’s a photo of Mattias and I, to prove that I wouldn’t just flip on Mattias for Shawn… 😜
Okay, that’s all for now! I have a few more concerts/events lined up for the rest of the year (Shawn Mendes, National Geographic, Dami Im…) so I’m super excited for those to swing around.
I hope you guys are having a lovely week and if you’re stumped for excitement in life, why not book tickets to a concert or an event?