A concert is a special event that involves many artists performing together in one venue. It is often more formal than a gig, which is usually smaller and more intimate. It can be organized in a bar or restaurant, or in a stadium or large venue.
A show is a performance that includes singing, dancing, and choreography. It may also involve a live band or a stage with lighting grids, scenery, and a bandstand. A concert is a more significant performance than a show, and is generally associated with more famous artists and has a larger audience.
The word concert comes from the Italian phrase concerto meaning “together.” This term is used in music to describe a performance with an ensemble or group of musicians. This performance can also be referred to as a symphony, concerto, or opera.
Concerts have a long tradition of being a social event. They are a way to celebrate a special occasion and bring people of different backgrounds together for a common experience.
There are many types of concerts, including classical, pop, and jazz. Some of them are even free, while others can cost money.
During the 19th century, concert societies began to emerge as a means of bringing more music to a wider audience. These organizations were often modeled after the Concert Spirituels, which flourished in France from 1725 to 1791 and provided a place for amateurs to listen to music.
In the early 20th century, concerts grew in popularity as more people began to learn how to play instruments. In addition, the proliferation of recording technology made it possible for more people to hear music.
It has also become more common for concerts to be recorded and then aired as livestreams on various social media platforms. These livestreams may be viewed in realtime or after they’ve been airborne, and are a great option for those who cannot attend a real concert in person.
While the liveness of livestreamed concerts can be beneficial for social connection, it does not increase embodied closeness in the same way as concert experiences that are not live. This effect is likely due to the fact that concert liveness may be maintained in virtual events such as livestream replays, rather than intensified by the suddenness required for eliciting kama muta.
The emergence of socially-focused content on social media has resulted in increased use of livestreams for entertainment purposes, especially during times of heightened awareness of pandemics and when people feel lonely or disconnected from friends and family members. In this context, concert liveness can be a useful strategy for mitigating feelings of loneliness and the negative health consequences associated with it (Onderdijk et al., 2021).
In this study, we explored the effect of concert liveness on social connection and kama muta using a series of correlations and backward selection multiple regression. We compared the effects of concert characteristics, such as perceived concert quality, audio and video quality, similarity to a real concert, and amount of performer interaction with the audience, and participant characteristics, such as attention level, fan status, the importance of the music, and empathic concern. We found that concert liveness was correlated with social connection, and that this effect was completely mediated by the coronavirus salience variable.