Not all big artists put Kansas City on the map for the tours they go on. However, many well-known, talented artists have come here to Kansas City to perform.
Some students at South have experienced significant ones.
A big one several students went to recently was G-Eazy on Jan. 13 this year. South students who attended the G-Eazy concert include Paige Riekhof, sophomore, and Dominick Scudiero, sophomore.
“G-Eazy was my favorite concert I’ve been to because he’s so good and I was pretty close to him so that definitely added to it.” said Riekhof, sophomore.
Riekhof has also attended the Katy Perry concert, where she was in the front row
Scudierodidn’t feel the same about the G-Eazy concert as Riekhof.
“I didn’t like G-Eazy that much because I’m not a big fan of his music, but I still had fun.” said Scudiero, sophomore.
Scudiero said he had a better time at the Maroon 5 concert.
“I went to the Maroon 5 concert and I got to meet Adam Levine because my step-dad’s best friend is the driver for them. So that was pretty cool,” he said.
Another big concert recently was Chance the Rapper, at the Midland on Oct. 15, 2015.
“Chance the Rapper was the best concert I’ve ever gone to because it was a great crowd and he’s so entertaining,” said Kayla Stokes, junior.
Stokes has attended some other major concerts as well including Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber.
“This summer I’m going to Tyler the Creator and The Neighborhood which I’m really excited about,” said Stokes.
Owen Seymour, sophomore went to the Lady Gaga and Melanie Martinez concert.
“It’s really hard to say which was my favorite concert because they were both super good but I probably like the Melanie concert better because I was older and knew the album better,” said Seymour.
Unlike most of these students, Melanie Gorges, spanish, attended an older artist’s concert. Gorges went to the Billy Joel and Elton John concert, and the Dave Matthew’s Band concert.
“My favorite concert was Billy Joel because my friend and I could only afford the nosebleed seats and one of the backstage hands gave us VIP tickets so we got to move to the front row. He touched my hand,” said Gorges.
Not everyone here at South is a fan of just pop, hip hop, or alternative. Christian Holferty has only attended country concerts.
“I’ve been to Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church. Eric Church was definitely my favorite because he’s my favorite artist,” said Holferty, sophomore.
Concerts are a popular activity for people all over.
“Concerts are always good experiences because you get to hear what the artist actually sounds like in person and being in the crowd is always fun, especially when everyone is into it.” said Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, sophomore.