A new research, conducted by Patrick Fagan in cooperation with O2, offers up something music fans have preached forever. The study shows that going to concerts and listening to the music you love can help you live a longer and better life. Fagan, an associate at Goldsmiths University and an expert at behavioral science, got results that showed a correlation between spending time at a live gig and the feeling of wellbeing. It can increase up to 21% after spending just 20 minutes at a concert.
Besides the feeling of well-being, the research showed an increase in feelings of self-worth by 25%, closeness to others also by 25%, while mental stimulation increases by even 75%.
As the report further states, accompanying research also showed that people who go to gigs once every two weeks are more likely to see a significant increase in happiness, contentment, productivity, and self-esteem.
Patrick Fagan commented:
“Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness, and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key.
“Combining all of our findings with O2’s research, we arrive at a prescription of a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life.”
Another proof that visiting live gigs is good for you is the story of Every Time I Die guitarist spitting beer in the eye of one of his fans and ultimately saving her life. You can read more about that here.