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Guilty Pleasure Habit: Concerts

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Guilty Pleasure Habit: Concerts

Anthony Raneri of Bayside performs at the Ready Room in St. Louis.

Anthony Raneri of Bayside performs at the Ready Room in St. Louis.

Derby Roan

Anthony Raneri of Bayside performs at the Ready Room in St. Louis.

Derby Roan

Derby Roan

Anthony Raneri of Bayside performs at the Ready Room in St. Louis.

Derby Roan, Editor in Chief

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If I’m guilty about anything in my life, it’s my seeming inability to save money. Why can’t I save money, you ask? Well, it’s because I have a problem. A concert problem.

I compulsively buy tickets and travel excessive distances to see live music, and yeah, it’s pretty much worth it. But, it also stops me cold when I look at my budget and remember that I spend almost $300 on gas every month, and when I see the huge dips in my funds when I buy tickets. I argue that I must continue, because I deserve and even need those breaks from real life to stay sane. However, I must admit that there are probably other alternatives to maintain my sanity, and I could probably moderate my concert attendance a little.

Still, it appears that nothing will stop me, as I’ve already gone to three shows in Indianapolis and Chicago this month and budgeted for seven, ranging from Wisconsin to Ohio to St. Louis, before July is over. Sometimes I hate myself for taking on such an expensive hobby. Other times I love myself, because I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had for all the money in the world.

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Derby is the Editor in Chief of the Navigator News. She will graduate in Spring 2018 with an associate's degree in Pre-Medicine in the hopes of eventually...

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