As an avid concert goer who's been to many shows in venues across the country, I can tell you with confidence that my favorite venue in the world is right here in RVA, at The National.
I like to think the reason why I'm so loyal to The National is because of the countless memories created here: meeting A$AP Ferg and Jay Pharoh, seeing what goes on behind the scenes by setting up an event for The Bobby Bones Show, and almost passing out from heat exhaustion before seeing 2 Chainz.
I've seen countless artists perform along with my best friends, and have had crazy moments caught on camera and forever framed in my memory. I've even had funny uber moments after shows, including running up a 90 dollar uber tab that I am low key too embarrassed to elaborate on.
Almost every day I'm feverishly looking on their website to see what new dates are added and I'm okay with paying an additional 11 dollars in "convenience" fees if it means I'll be seeing my favorite artist. At this point of my life, I'll pay any amount of money to go to a show.
Recently, I finally worked up the courage to go to a show by myself and went to see Kevin Gates perform. I was scared to go, even though I'm an extrovert, but doing some things by yourself for the first time can be scary, and I'm allowed to be nervous. Luckily I was smart enough to kill time with a few glasses of Bombay at Penny Lane Pub , and had fun singing my favorite songs and dancing as crazy as I wanted. I even ended the night by indulging in some delicious Korean food from J Kogi around the corner. Check out my favorite picture from the show:
This post is really nothing more than me shouting my love for The National to the heavens and browsing their website contemplating buying front row tickets to Leon Bridges in October, but I want to know more about you: where's your favorite music venue?