My Experience at a Cradle of Filth Music Concert
To start off, I can honestly say that this experience at a concert was one that absolutely needed to happen to me. I would not take money to have that night taken from me…
The beautiful darkness that is Cradle of Filth has been around for more than 2 decades now. And honestly, it is both impossible to tell as their music has remained at the highest class of punk rock. It was also very evident as it has also matured into the beauty it is right now. They started out in 1991 with the release of 3 albums in their first 3 years; a stunning show of pure dedication; which has stayed over the years. Even though the constant change and switching of its members.
From the original arts and music collection of Dani Filth, Paul Ryan, Benjamin Ryan, John Richard and Darren; who gave birth to the band into a time where the industry was ripe for some filth to now when it is a definitive example of the Metal genre; Cradle of Filth has kept up their reputation of deep poetry. This is about a recent concert of theirs I attended that encouraged me to do things from getting weight loss motivation to managing my future.
In spite of all the lessons people give about the concert
Nonetheless, the one thing that no one ever tells you before you go to any concert is that you have to dress appropriately. I learned this the hard way that night. Usually when you imagine an open summer gathering of any sort; especially a concert; you immediately see people adorned in bright colorful; but breezy outfits. When you imagine the scene at a more grunge event, it is impossible not to see it as dark.
This is because the theme sets the scene for the music; so it is an unspoken rule that your dress code must reflect the music in some way, and everyone around me realized that I obviously did not get the memo as I walked into the space filled with chattering people all clad in shades of black; while I was in the brightest possible orange shirt. To be fair, it was a result of a series of events preceding the concert. I did plan to go darker. But the day ended with me wearing orange; so I just went with it.
How the fans felt about the concert
Thankfully, the fans of Cradle of Filth are incredibly nice and welcoming; so after the initial shock of my outfit, I was still accommodated in the crowd when I was jumping and screaming as Filth decided to throw back almost 10 years by playing Temptation from their 2006 Thornography album.
Before all of that, before they even came on stage, there was a group of opening acts who, in retrospect, were quite good; especially if they got to open for Cradle of Filth. But at the time, almost no one was listening to them specifically as we were all just there to see the Filth. Finally, the show was about to start and in true Cradle fashion; the build-up and anticipation was enough to keep the room quiet temporarily before we all just erupted in cheering.
The members came out one at a time
First with Linda Schoolcraft and then with Dani Filth who got the crowd completely bunkers. After this was the arrival of the other members for what was one of the most spectacular shows of music I have ever seen. They mostly played songs from their newest album, Hammer of the Witches; like the unusually mellow Walpurgis Eve to their regular pace with Yours Immortally. As a massive fan, the mixture of their old and new material sparked up various emotions that the Filth is known to do; and I left the concert feeling like a different person.
Music is a primal part of life and it taps into a basic understanding of humanity; so its influence on people is intense. I have been to my fair share of a concert. But not many of them have left me feeling the need to become better.
However, I decided that night after the Cradle had opened my heart back up to a world of beauty to find out how to lose weight fast and I have even taken a step forward towards fighting breast cancer. I’m not sure if you love them enough that you are as affected as I am. But if you get the chance, go and see Cradle of Filth. Below are some stories people wanted to share about their experience of joining a band or going to a rock concert.
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