According to a recent study, 80% of live music enthusiasts in the US think going to a concert alone seems like fun.

Bandsintown, a music discovery portal, surveyed solo concert-goers, gathering information from 1,106 music lovers. In addition, the poll discovered that 34% of respondents intended to go to a show by themselves in the upcoming year.

Co-founder and managing partner of Bandsintown Fabrice Sergent stated that attending a concert alone is the pinnacle of fandom. “Fans feel terrific traveling on their own since they adore the musician so much.”

Sergent added: “Fans either attend live events because of the social experience, the music, the artist, or a mix of both. We typically see rock artists attract the highest level of fans willing to go solo with 33 per cent of fans of rock artists saying they would go to a show on their own.”

Alternative fans were 13% more likely to go alone than rock fans, and country fans were 10% more likely. Only 1% of respondents to the study who were fans of dance music indicated that they would attend a solo event.

According to Bandsintown, more people are attending solo concerts now than they were before the pandemic. Nearly 70% of respondents said they had seen a concert alone in the previous year, and 80% of music fans said they would choose to go to a concert alone if given the choice between doing so and staying home.

After the pandemic’s hiatus, Sergent stated of going to shows, “It feels so fantastic to be a fan.” “Being a fan means, simply said, being alive. As if attending concerts was the best indication that the pandemic was coming to an end, fans sought to reconnect with their favorite performers despite the social experience.

Following the pause in live music due to COVID, trends continue to indicate an increase in attendance. Live Nation, a firm that organizes concerts, announced a record-breaking increase in sales this year with the sale of 70 million concert tickets in the first three months of 2022.

Bandsintown also projected an eight million user growth to their platform for discovering concerts at the beginning of 2022, calling those figures “quite astounding” and stating that recent ticket-buying trends in the US demonstrated that “demand for live events is very high.”

According to a new bill that was approved by the state senate and assembly last month, New York State is seeking to outlaw hidden surcharges on concert tickets. According to the proposed legislation, public ticket prices must be “all-in” rather than having extra charges added on at the last minute. They also must be advertised in a “clear and noticeable manner.”