On Tour: 2022

Ellie Saylor | The Chronicle

From country to pop, Mason High School (MHS) students have been enjoying the music of many talented artists at live concerts. The Chronicle staff asked some MHS students about their most memorable concert experiences from 2022.

Junior Sienna Blank

Indie-folk band The Lumineers performed on June 7th, 2022 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. Junior Sienna Blank said that she listened to many of their songs growing up and was very excited to attend the concert with her friend. Even though it rained heavily, Blank said that they made the most out of the experience.

“It was me and a bunch of other people dancing in the rain, which was really fun,” Blank said. “[Going to a concert] is something that is stereotypical for teenagers [but] I definitely think it’s something, no matter what kind of concert, worth experiencing at least once.”

Junior Noah Golan

On August 23, 2022, Cincinnati welcomed Pitbull and opening guest Iggy Azalea at the Riverbend Music Center. Junior Noah Golan attended the concert and enjoyed the summer heat along with the high energy levels of the audience. Golan said he encourages other students to also go to concerts, due to his positive experience.

“I would recommend students to attend concerts,” Golan said. “It’s just a lot of fun, no matter what the music you like, it’s always fun and energetic.”

Junior Mich Goggin

Mitski, a Japanese-American indie artist, went on a worldwide tour in early 2022. Junior Mich Goggin traveled to Delmar Hall in Saint Louis, Missouri to see the artist on stage and was impressed by Mitski’s calm yet inviting stage presence. Goggin said he was grateful for the concert experience, especially since it was his first concert after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“It’s so much more real to experience the music in person,” Goggin said. “You get to feel the 

music. You get to experience music and enjoy it with the crowd.”

Sophomore Miguel Castro

AJR, known for its pop music, went on its world OK Orchestra tour in 2022. Sophomore Miguel Castro, who attended their concert in Illinois on June 6, 2022, appreciated the opportunity to relax and have fun.

“I feel that going to a concert was a very fun summertime activity that gave me some fun lasting memories,” Castro said. “I think it was good to go because I didn’t have to present myself how I usually do [in school].”

Senior Jack Heimbuch

As part of the One of Them Ones tour, Chris Brown, Lil Baby as well as special guest Yung Bleu performed at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on August 2, 2022. Senior Jack Heimbuch attended multiple live concerts over the last year and said that he appreciated how music bonds people together. 

“There are a lot of different groups that all enjoy the same music and some people that you wouldn’t expect there,” Heimbuch said. “I would say just the diversity in the crowd is probably the biggest thing I noticed.”

Sophomore Rhea Doshi

On August 3, 2022, the indie band Glass Animals visited Cincinnati on their North American tour. Sophomore Rhea Doshi attended the sold-out concert with her sister and was excited to enjoy the music with her. Doshi also said that she enjoyed the band’s energetic stage presence.

“Playing music and having so many memories linked to songs takes me back to when I was first listening to it,” Doshi said. “Music can really help bring people together and give them something to bond over.”

Junior Webb Beatty

The Chase Center in Cincinnati hosted the pop-rock band Panic! At the Disco on October 25, 2022. Junior Webb Beatty appreciated all of the technical aspects of the show and was excited to attend and support live music.

“I enjoyed the energy of the show and how much technical work went into it,” Beatty said. “Another thing I liked was the performance overall, it was very upbeat and the lead singer did a great job”