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HausAlone
post Oct 7 2014, 06:34 PM
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So i am going to a few concerts ALONE in the next month and was wondering if this is a thing with others too? When it comes to concerts for people i LOVE and LOON for i do not want someone there that might hinder my enjoyment and i had a tonne of fun on my own the last few times, so these were conscious efforts to go alone again. (also the fact the girl i took to Gaga pt.1 still owes me for the ticket, so not inviting her again Lol).

Does anyone else sometimes prefer to do things alone or am i just a bore? And not just concerts, but i know that some go to the cinema alone and dare i say to MEALS alone!!? Also people that go on nights out alone and plan to just... meet randoms in the process, eek? I haven't tried any of these but is it "normal"? What supposedly "social" things do you prefer doing alone (keeping it clean~). Can you have a good time with just yourself? ohmy.gif


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post Oct 7 2014, 06:37 PM
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QUOTE(HausofAquarius @ Oct 7 2014, 07:34 PM) *
Hii.

So i am going to a few concerts ALONE in the next month and was wondering if this is a thing with others too? When it comes to concerts for people i LOVE and LOON for i do not want someone there that might hinder my enjoyment and i had a tonne of fun on my own the last few times, so these were conscious efforts to go alone again. (also the fact the girl i took to Gaga pt.1 still owes me for the ticket, so not inviting her again Lol). Does anyone else sometimes prefer to do things alone or am i just a bore? And not just concerts, but i know that some go to the cinema alone and dare i say to MEALS alone!!?


Don't think about it too much because when you're in the show you completely forget you've gone alone because you're far more focused on enjoying yourself! In terms of cinema alone there have been times (mostly this year, infact) I've gone alone - it's not too uncommon! smile.gif
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post Oct 7 2014, 06:39 PM
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Honestly? I don't think it matters too much. For me I couldn't go to concerts/cinema etc. alone, I know for the majority of the time you're not talking to people, but it's nice to share the moments with people that were there too. Also I'm just too self-conscious, to do it, just wondering what other people think of me... but that's just me!

As for nights out alone, that's just plain weird. Fair enough if you lose your friends etc. as it's happened to me a few times and I've been too blathered to be worried about it, but part of the fun with nights out for me is going out with your friends for a good time, I couldn't imagine just doing that by yourself.. just a bit too creepy for me!
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post Oct 7 2014, 06:40 PM
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I went out alone a couple of times. It was okay - actually had my first one night stand that way biggrin.gif Cafés and food places it's normal to me either. As for cinema I've never tried it oops.

I'd totally go to a gig alone, especially if I can't find anyone who would share my obsession to come with me.

I ALWAYS shop and walk around in town by myself. That way I don't have to do anything I don't really want to but i'm too polite to say no, and vice versa~
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post Oct 7 2014, 06:56 PM
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Outside of work I've mostly been keeping myself company for the past month or so, I'm pretty used to it.

When I went to see The Saturdays at Wembley alone a couple of people behind me got me up dancing with them which was nice and fun and made it more enjoyable!! I've done concerts 'alone' before that, where I've gone with someone but we've had to sit apart due to no availability of seats together and I plan to do it in future, having no one to go with isn't going to hold me back from seeing some of my favourite acts.

Cinema alone I've done loads and I think it's fine, talking through a movie is the WORST. I see quite a lot of people in London sat in the cinema screen by themselves, doesn't appear unusual.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE(Conderella @ Oct 7 2014, 07:40 PM) *
I ALWAYS shop and walk around in town by myself. That way I don't have to do anything I don't really want to but i'm too polite to say no, and vice versa~

Oh, i ONLY do this alone. I always have my headphones in and do it at my own pace rather than having to shop with someone. I did go with a mate a few months ago and it was fun, (plus she helped give her opinion on things i was trying on), but it's something i feel bad asking others to help me with. So indecisive on my own but i power through anyway.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:12 PM
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I've gone to concerts on my own twice and enjoyed it. It's all about the music for me and I enjoy the experience. Don't see a problem with it whatsoever.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:14 PM
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Sadly, I'm in camp 'No one to go with? I'll stay in then...'. Thankfully with my favourite artists, my other half would always come with me if no one else wanted to see them with me. It goes for pretty much anything, I hate going anywhere on my own.

I think going on a night out is a bit weird, I certainly wouldn't be looking for people to go out with starting on a night out anyway. laugh.gif
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:28 PM
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I befriended a girl who was by herself on a night out once. BIG MISTAKE! She was a psychopath.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE(HausofAquarius @ Oct 7 2014, 08:05 PM) *
Oh, i ONLY do this alone. I always have my headphones in and do it at my own pace rather than having to shop with someone. I did go with a mate a few months ago and it was fun, (plus she helped give her opinion on things i was trying on), but it's something i feel bad asking others to help me with. So indecisive on my own but i power through anyway.

YES.

i can't stress enough how much i need my own company sometimes vs others. in my breaks at work i prefer to just pop my earphones in because my job involves talking constantly so it's kind of the last thing i want to do in my downtime. walking to music also sets the pace as you said so its almost essential pour moi.

i also went to see trust on my own and it was f***ing amazing. you completely lose your inhibitions and you can dance like a loony without fear of your friends not knowing 'that song' or feeling self conscious about their dance moves.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:39 PM
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I went to the MKS comeback gig in London on my own. Was champion and while the waiting to get in would have been more fun with someone the rest of it would have been no different.

Really enjoy travelling alone too. I quite like exploring and setting my own agenda and not having to see shit I have no interest in.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:45 PM
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I'll happily go to concerts alone, although I can get away with it because I can pass as somebody there to review it usually, which is often true. The trick if you want to avoid looking like a loner is to either miss the support act (if you know who they are and have no desire to see them) or turn up literally just before the main artist comes on, which is generally a couple of hours after doors open in my experience!

Of course, if you want a good view and it's a standing gig, just turn up early and chat to other people, most of the die-hard fans in the front couple of rows are usually very friendly with each other.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:55 PM
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Actually I do everything alone except going out at nights for drinking.

I can never find a company to go to movies because where I come from, people don't like to pay to see movies in cinemas but they d/l or stream for free, and let alone in concert. I remember when I went to see Britney in Zurich, everyone abandoned me laugh.gif it sounded like I was offending people to join me in Britney concert[/judgmental].

Since I moved in NY, I've been alone more than ever lol. I'm still in finding so called friends but so far so good.
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Oct 7 2014, 11:39 PM) *
Really enjoy travelling alone too. I quite like exploring and setting my own agenda and not having to see shit I have no interest in.

omg YASS forgot about this. It's SO much better. You can make friends in hostels easy as hell anyway... unless you're like really anti-social laugh.gif
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post Oct 7 2014, 08:36 PM
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I just went to a concert alone for the first time with the encouragement of a few Buzzjackers. Was much better than I anticipated, it was an outdoor venue and by the time I arrived it was dark enough that I wasn't worried about people judging me. But I've also been to the same concert (well, the same artist anyway) with a group of friends and I much preferred it that way, having people to enjoy it with! At the same time I'm much more willing to go to more shows by myself now that I've tried it and feel comfortable with it.

Haven't been to a movie or a meal alone, I'd consider seeing a movie by myself but that's probably where I'd draw the line!
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post Oct 7 2014, 08:38 PM
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I do basically everything alone, due to the fact that I live in one country and all my friends across 3 others.

Recently I've found a friend to do gym with, so that's a big part of my day now with company.

Otherwise, I go shopping by myself, to the cinema by myself (not that I go often), go the mountains by myself, and during breaks at work, like our Ketalina faves, I wander around the city and join in with the tourists to take some nice photos haha.

I've recently been considering going out on a night, not a weekend night nooo, but during the week, by myself, pop int a few bars and try to make some new friends that way. But it is a little weird, or at least that's the perception.

But honestly think it'll always be like this for me so may as well get used to it tongue.gifP
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post Oct 7 2014, 10:14 PM
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I think whether or not you find things like this easy, coining Myers Briggs, depends how introverted or extroverted you are. The former flourish when they're alone or need time alone to recharge after socialising, whereas the latter flourish with people. I think extroverts would perhaps find doing things like this alone a bit harder (but also could make new friends easier) etc. and almost make any trip out with their friends whereas introverts may enjoy doing activities solitary more. That's obviously a bit of a generalisation and it depends on the person, but it kinda depends on your mindset.

As for me, I will always have lunch/go shopping alone, that's fine, admittedly I get a bit more edgy about going to the cinema/concerts alone as it's generally quite a social, loud environment and I don't feel I'd be able to enjoy it (I am slightly guilty about worrying what others think for this). I've always said if it's a independent film/small scale concert that only I really have an interest in, I'd go alone and for mainstream film/arena concerts, I'd try and go with a friend.


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post Oct 7 2014, 10:52 PM
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I'm very bad at striking up conversations with random people so I'm quite particular about this kind of thing. because I'm a big cinephile I've been doing that alone for years - there's no one who would ever come to everything I want to see with me anyway. it is a little weird to do on weekends / evenings but as I see most things through screenings now anyway I haven't done that for a while solo.

I've done a few concerts alone and it's not too bad, once the music is on it's fine but the standing around is a bit awkward. I had to go to Disclosure alone because my friend was ill and standing next to all those 'cool' people made me very paranoid they were laughing at me etc. but that's my great lack of self-confidence more than anything. once they were actually playing I had a great time.

nights out alone I could NEVER do, but the fun of those things for me is dancing and bonding with friends so it would defeat the purpose. picking up people in clubs is not my style~ (shhhhh ppl)
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post Oct 8 2014, 11:55 AM
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With my last job where I worked between four cities outside my hometown I did *everything* alone, I went out every night alone omg. It never bothered me to begin with because of my personality and social skills and I love meeting new people and just having f***ing a good time

but then those people you meet at the end of the day disappoint you/are unreliable as friends which is quite depressing and you end up saying 'f*** yall what a f***ing waste'. but like I always say life is hard, my motto is always embrace your independence, it shows that you're confident and self-assured. Never trust anyone but yourself and don't waste your time on people who don't truly deserve it
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post Oct 8 2014, 12:27 PM
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I'm fine with going alone to a lot of things and I feel more confident about doing so recently, but I have yet to feel confident enough to go on a night out alone. That's a bit of a stretch. Largely because I lose anyone I go with in the club incredibly quickly anyway and generally then the night becomes a chore because it's too loud to start up a conversation with people I don't know, especially as unless I'm very very drunk I wouldn't know how to start up one (or get anywhere close to pulling were I looking for that). I'm cool with getting to know new people and all but a club is a horrible location to do so. There's only so many things you can talk about on your first interaction with someone and it's unlikely to be great if you're both drunk and there is music blaring over everything.

The other things mentioned, cinema and concerts, I'm fine with going alone. Not preferable but the only obstacle there to overcome is the initial awkwardness before everything starts.
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