If the one friend that regularly attends concerts seems to smile a little more frequently and a little brighter than most, there’s a reason for it. A new Australian study indicates that those that frequent live music events are general happier people than those who do not.
Working through a sampling of 1,000 people, the study explored “the connection between habitual music engagement and subjective wellbeing.” Researchers ultimately determined that concerts inspire a contentment derived not only from live music, but from the sense of community present at a concert. The concept of sharing an experience with a large group of other people was found to increase one’s satisfaction and overall happiness.
Of course, as avid concert-goers can attest, these findings are not new revelations. Those who often attend live music shows have long been their own kinds of researchers, reaching the same findings through their own concert related experiences.
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