Seeing your favorite band perform live is one of the best things you can do. But what makes a concert special is not just the music but the atmosphere, the crowd and the lighting/laser show.
It is normal for concerts to have more than just the main headliners, with support bands that are well known by the crowd. This allows the bands to play a longer set and gives the audience a chance to see more of their musical style, as well as giving some of the lesser known songs a chance to be heard.
A large crowd of people attending a concert can add to the atmosphere, and is something that a lot of musicians are looking for when they are planning their next performance. Whether the concert is held in a small hall or a stadium a good sound system and a high quality light show can enhance the enjoyment for both the audience and the performers.
There are many different types of concerts, and some involve more than just a group of musicians playing together (eg a string quartet). It is also possible to have a concert with no singing at all but just instruments and a lot of lights, which can be very impressive.
Some concerts are organized to celebrate a specific occasion, such as the centenary of a composer’s birth or the anniversary of a particular event. These tend to be more serious and formal, with less of a party feel. Concerts can be given for the benefit of charitable organizations, and are often supported by sponsors or by local businesses.
The word concert has several meanings, and it is sometimes used to mean an agreement or a plan, especially one that involves a group of people. It can also be used to refer to a particular kind of musical accord or harmony. The term concert is a shortened form of the French word for a concerted action, and it has also been derived from Italian.
Although the concept of a concert has existed for centuries, it was not until the 17th century that the first paying concerts were held, and the genre developed its present form. It was influenced by social influences and developments in the music of the time, as well as technological advances that made it easier to transmit musical performances. For example, the invention of the phonograph allowed a large number of people to hear concerts from one place, and radio and later television allowed people to listen to concerts from many places. The concert also was influenced by the rise of cosmopolitanism and by the influence of the European Enlightenment on culture in general.