Manifesto

Howdy and welcome! We are YouTellConcerts.com or YTC for short. For over three years YTC has been dedicated to spreading the love of live music. We have spoken with fans at over 450 concerts and reviewed over 500 shows. Our goal: To show people that going to a concert is no different than going to the movies except you can have a lot more fun!

We have found that a lot of people are afraid to go to concerts, especially if it’s a band they don’t know all that well. This is complexing to us. People are more than willing to go see a crappy movie they have never seen before based off a 1-3min preview and spend upwards of $40 but are not willing to spend $10 to go see three or four really cool bands if they don’t know every single song. If you think about it, it just doesn’t make all that much sense. I am sure you know what type of movies you like whether they are romantic comedies, action flicks, dramas or any of the other various genres that are out there. You are most likely more than willing to go see a movie if it just falls into the category you enjoy the most.

But what about music? There are tons of different genres and styles all with their own unique hook: pop, rock and roll, hip-hop, country, heavy metal, indie-rock and a million other types. It doesn’t matter which is your favorite. If there is a show playing in your town tonight, why not go check it out? So what if they end up sucking? Haven’t you seen over 100 crappy movies in your lifetime?

What about clubs? Many people go to dance clubs a few times or more a month. Do you know every single song the DJ is playing? And how many times have you heard the DJ play something you really like so you get on your phone and Shazam it?

The fact of the matter is, whether you go to a show and it sucks or not you have nothing to lose. The band will most likely blow your socks off and turn you into a fan one way or another. I have been to over 1000 shows and out of those shows I have probably only known every single word to every single song at about 30 of them. Of course I get excited when my favorite band comes to town, but I also get excited when I get to see someone new and they turn me into a fan that knows every single word to every single one of their songs.

One of the best things about going to a concert is the people. Not only do concerts spawn a unique mix of individuals from all walks of life, but you are also often able to convince your friends to go. I am sure if a show comes around that you are interested in going to and you put a post up on your Facebook page, someone will be interested. One thing we have found is that people are always looking for something to do, so don’t be afraid to ask. I am not saying you will find someone to go with you to every show you want to go to, but a good amount of the time you will find that more than one person is down to rock out, get their boogie on or enjoy the sounds of harmony.

While every single concert you go to may not be the time of your life, but by just going to more concerts you can have the time of your life. There is a concert community out there, whether you know it or not. We may be spread thin, but it’s the goal of YTC to bring us all together. If you reached the end of this letter then this is your invitation to join our community and start a new chapter of your life where you are no longer afraid to try something new.

Rock N Roll,

The YTC Crew