Why Twitter Rocks, Part 3

I realized another way Twitter rocks.

But first, I have a confession. I used to hate Twitter. Yes, hate it. I judged a book by its cover, so to speak. I shut the idea of Twitter down before I even had a chance to get to know it. What was the point of it, anyways? How shameful and naive of me, right? Poor Twitter. I never even gave it a chance.

I’ve seen the light now, though. I promise. Once I realized Twitter’s potential, it captured my heart. I even prefer it to Facebook now. Of course, Facebook allows us to connect to people close to us, but Twitter, on the other hand, allows us to connect to the world. That’s pretty rockin’.

That was my confession. Phew. Now with that off my chest, I carry on with my original thought: I found out another way Twitter rocks.

It’s short. It’s sweet. It’s to the point. It’s nothing new or inspiring. It’s just a thought. Oh, and it’s music-related (of course).

Another way Twitter rocks is because it allows me to receive concert and album announcements all in one place. Okay, I know, that’s obvious, but I think a little bit of appreciation is deserved every now and then for how easy it is to get artist news in one place. No more going to each artist’s site to see if they have tour dates set up or checking the venue’s site for show lineups. Nope. None of that nonsense. Now I simply scroll through my Twitterfeed and BAM – news at hand.

This can apply to any news, but let’s stick to concerts and albums, because music is awesome, and I like talking about it (ya heard?!).

For instance, I follow the Ryman on Twitter (and all you Nashvillians should as well; oh, and I’ll be interning there next spring HOLLASOEXCITED). Keane is one of my favorite bands, and I’ve always wanted to see them live. They came to Nashville this past summer when I was home (cue sad face), so my hopes were dashed; I figured I’d once again missed an opportunity to see them.

However, I was checking Twitter one evening a while back when I saw a tweet from the Ryman saying that Keane would be coming in January.

There’s a chance I freaked out. There’s a chance I verbalized my immense excitement in the form of shrill squealing noises, as my roommate can attest (sorry roomie).

As much as I pride myself on being knowledgeable of the bands and artists I like, I’ll admit: I had no idea Keane was planning another US tour (did I miss the announcement Keane or did you just not tweet it?!). So, moral of that story, had it not been for Twitter, I could potentially have missed out on this monumental news.

Thanks, Twitter. I’m so sorry I doubted you in the first place.

And yes, I will be seeing Keane in January, and yes, I am SUPER STOKED.

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