*Before the main act even comes on stage, there is usually that interlude of music to help pump the fans up
*The first slow song that causes everyone to turn on their lights and wave their arms
*The song(s) that literally everyone in the audience knows so you can clearly hear everyone singing along. This makes it even more special when the artist stops singing for a moment but the audience is able to keep it going
*The (first) ending, before any thoughts of an encore are mentioned
*The encore. The crowd and musicians are already so amped up, it’s just a perfect way to end the night.
To all of those of you who have managed to purchase tickets: CONGRATULATIONS! I have so much happiness for you and your opportunity to see our boy in person. Now, it’s been an absolute emotional rollercoaster these past 24 hours, so please, please please please: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!
By all means, celebrate. Hoot and holler. Dance in your room in your underwear. Blast some Sign of the Times and air band the fuck outta the jam (I personally know the drum part like the back of my hand). Post to your Facebook about how thrilled you are.
But afterwards, please give your body some time to relax and recuperate from all the adrenaline. Your body loves you and has held you together during this hell of a ride, and it’s time to care for it as well. Please scroll down to see a list of more self care tips and helpful websites. x
To all of you who did NOT get ahold of any tickets:I’m really, really, really, so very sorry, my love. It’s absolutely devastating to miss out on this opportunity, and you’re absolutely 100% validated in feeling angry, upset, or any other emotions that you need to feel right now. Please remember that your ability to see him live does not in any way affect your value as a person or a fan. It was a real ass-kicker, this one, and the chances were low for all of us. Our boy really loves us a lot, and that doesn’t change if you couldn’t buy a ticket. Please, please, PLEASE take care of yourself, my dear. Here are some tips and things you can do to care for yourself today:
Take a bubble bath.
Go for a long drive.
Listen to music. Listen to something other than Harry, if you need to.
Call/talk to a friend.
Buy yourself a treat from the grocery store (or any store)!
Go see a movie.
Buy yourself that book that you’ve been wanting to read for a little while.
Light a candle.
Write. Write out all your feelings, every single thought, until you cannot write anymore. It helps to write it out physically so that it’s tangible. After you’ve written everything down, do whatever you need to do to rid yourself of it, whether it be burying it, crumpling it up and throwing it out, or giving it to someone you trust who is understanding and loves you.
Give a stranger a smile.
Go for a long walk.
Go to the gym.
DRINK SOME WATER. I MEAN IT. RIGHT NOW. BEFORE YOU KEEP READING.
Eat something, please.
Read your favorite fanfiction (again, if what you need is to distance yourself from H, might not be the best option)
DON’T FEEL GUILTY FROM NEEDING TO GIVE YOURSELF SOME DISTANCE. We all do sometimes, and your health comes before anything else. Log off of Tumblr, stop checking your Twitter for updates, maybe turn off your notifications. We will all be here when you return, but your health comes first.
Treat yourself to a meal at your favorite restaurant.
Treat yourself to a meal at the cheapest restaurant. For me, there’s very little that a large fries from McDonald’s can’t fix.
Buy yourself something cute online.
Take a nap.
Reread your favorite book.
Watch your favorite movie.
Watch your favorite Netflix show.
Talk to someone. Anyone. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, my ask and messages are ALWAYS open.
when you are standing in the middle of the crowd at a concert for the band you love the most, and you feel the drum beat vibrate under your feet and through your body, and it feels like the drum beat is your heart beat… that is you. you are alive. you are there, and you are what you listen to. the beat of the drum is truly the beat of your heart. WE live for the MUSIC.