I really want to go to a concert in the next month or so and no one I know is going! My parents would only let me go if I go with at least 1 person, can’t go alone. I’m 17. How do I get potential friends to go? Some things are not going my way, exams are a few weeks after the concert and some friends say they’re studying but I tell them it’s only one night. Price was also an issue for these friends, it’s only $90 but some don’t wanna spend that much, $90 is cheapest btw. Is there anything else I can do to persuade them???
Let them know of your honest feelings about the situation. of corse dont try to force them into anything, instead show them how much it would mean to you if they went. If a friend simply says "no thankyou" dont totally shut them out and be mad at them because you never know why they decided to go with that answer. It really sucks when you want to do things and you dont really have anybody to do them with so i understand how stressed you might be. My best advice is to just try not to overthink the entire subject and get it stuck in your mind all the time. Take it at a slow level and accept whatever comes your way. Wishing you the best.
Bribe them, not with the full price of the ticket, but with funny things that you can probably get away with not actually doing later. Haha. Say "I'll give you back rubs while you study", "I'll buy you McDonald's for lunch for a week", "you don't have to thank me when you fall in love with the band/artist". Pair a few of those up with some real reasons, for example "have a break from exam stress for one night", "I promise you'll have fun", "you'll want/deserve a break off studying". And if you're feeling brave, throw in "you actually need breaks and sleep in between studying for your brain to full organize information, this concert is the perfect opportunity". If they get really annoyed, or tell you no properly, then just leave them be. If you can, see if you can find not a stranger but someone outside of your circle of friends to go too. There may already be people in your grade going and you can just tag along with them. If you really exhaust everything and can't get a buddy, you'll just have to accept that missing this concert isn't the end of the world and that there will be others. I hope this helps. Good luck. x
I would certainly try branching out and see if there are other people from your school who are interested in the band. Your parents said you had to take another person - not a best friend - so, this might be time to expand the friend circle and what better than to bond with someone over a similar taste in music? We can always use more friends. It'll likely be more fun with someone who enjoys the music as much as you do rather than someone just going along for the ride.