Have you ever gone to a concert or show, and you are on such a high and then the next day or two, you just feel so sad, like you’ll never be as happy as you were at that concert? That’s post-concert depression.
It’s a real thing. You just saw your idol in the same room as you are playing your favorite songs and you think you might never see them again. It’s ok to feel a bit sad afterwards, especially if the show was really good.
With concerts coming back now, post-concert depression is also returning and there are true ways to get over it relatively quickly. Here are 5 ways to do that.
Soak In The Moment As Long As Possible
Walking out of the concert, most people have smiles on their faces and are so happy. You are probably talking about it with whoever you went with or the people around you and you can recount everything that happened from the songs that were sung to the unplanned moments to when your favorite artist talked to the crowd. Soak it in. Let it live in your brain and when you’re feeling sad, you’ll have that memory to keep you going.
Look Back At Some Photos/Videos You Took
During concerts many people take pictures or snap videos along with enjoying the moment. They can be really special memories for concertgoers and if you got good pictures, you might even want to print them out. Looking back on the memories you made at that time can bring a smile to your face. You might have caught something on video that you didn’t even realize happened while you were there. And now you have it forever for when you need to remember that moment.
Follow The Tour Online
Maybe your favorite artist changes outfits every night or mixes up the setlist and you want to see what’s going on in whatever city. Hop on a livestream or follow the hashtag for the tour on Twitter and you will be able to relive those moments and follow along with the concert. Seeing them sing “live” again could wash away all of the sad feeling or it could bring them right back. If it makes you happy to see them sing again, do that. No two concerts are ever the same.
Step Away For A Bit And Focus On Other Things
Maybe you’ve been letting the dishes pile up or the laundry or you have an errand you have to run that you have been putting off for a while or you just have to catch up on schoolwork or binge-watch a show. Do something that doesn’t involve the concert or the singer and take your mind off of it. You will feel happy again getting involved in something else and not even think about your concert.
Buy More Concert Tickets
Repeat the process all over again! Go and buy tickets to another show and then you won’t feel so bad because you’ll have another concert to look forward to and plan. The process seems to never stop and the PCD might not either, but it will eventually wear off. Now, good luck getting those new tickets and get out of this slump!