Thin privilege is a seat at a concert.

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Thin privilege is a seat at a concert.

I really enjoy live music and shows — both the energy of it and the ability to support performing arts — but it’s so rare these days that I’m willing to put up with being in physical pain for hours to see a performance. Lindsey Stirling was outright painful. Evanescence was deeply uncomfortable. Mary Lambert’s venue sucked because it was standing-only, but that was a different issue. Heather Mae was only moderately uncomfortable because I could turn the freestanding seat and sort of wedge my hips into it (and stand part of the time), and she’s absolutely worth it. But.

COVID aside, what’s it like to just…buy a ticket and go see a concert?

(Yes, I’m aware that sometimes accessible or ADA seating is available at venues. Part of privilege is not having to spend hours making phone calls and begging just to have a seat at the cultural table.)

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