Music has been part of the human existence for many thousands of years. Every culture on the planet has used music to fill a role for one purpose or another. Soldiers on their way to battle use drums to march, sports venues use it to pump up the crowds, dance crowds use it for excitement and to burn off pent up energy, and normal, everyday working people use it to calm their nerves and escape reality. Music has been used for many reasons throughout human history.
In the 1960s and 1970s a person could go see their favorite bands in live concerts, where they would play their top hits and work the crowds into a frenzy. In the olden days people were excited about the music. However, today’s concerts have evolved to a point where it’s not always about the music, but the show itself. With fancy computerized lighting, special effects, giant video screens, fireworks, and professional dancers adding to the show, it’s a thrill a minute. Plus, today’s sound systems and technology have increased production values a hundred fold.
Nowadays, instead of paying top dollar to see your favorite band or singer perform in a live show, many people hire live music entertainment for their own parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, music festivals, community events, grand openings, and other events. It’s the “in” thing to do. For corporate events, you’ll often see musicians performing soft background music for something as simple as a dinner, or a live cover band performing everyone’s favorite hits for the after party, where guests can boogie out on the dance floor to their heart’s content.
Weddings are the same way. For the ceremony you’ll see a live trio consisting of a violin, cello, and bass, or something similar. And then for the wedding reception party, guests will be presented with a high energy wedding music band that’ll have the crowd happily dancing until the wee hours of the morning.
So why all the excitement about live music? If you have to ask that question, you’ve probably been living in a cave for the past two or three decades. Anyone that has been to an event where live music was part of the entertainment can tell you how much more exciting and captivating it is to watch, listen to, or dance to live music than to pre-recorded songs on an MP3 player. Live music entertainment has come a long way over the past 100 years and beyond, and there’s no sign that it’s going to stop anytime soon. So either get used to it, or start moving your furniture into a cave somewhere, because that’s the only place you won’t hear it.