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Science Says You Should Definitely Go to Concerts. And Dance.

The science is in.

Cutting edge research just revealed that the secret to happiness may be found in two simple things:

Going to concerts, and dancing.

Psychology researchers at the University of Deakin in Australia recently published the findings of a 1,000 participant study on the effects of “habitual music engagement,” and “subjective well-being” (SWB). The data revealed a statistically significant correlation between the former and the latter.             

“This study provides insight into the relationship between SWB and general music engagement in a subsample of the Australian population,” the paper read. “The findings herein appear to advocate for the social and physical elements of music as being associated with higher wellbeing.”

In other words, those who went out, and got down, tended to be much happier than their friends who decided to stay home.

The study was published in the journal Psychology of Music, a peer reviewed academic journal.

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And according to the findings, it seems that there’s just something special about the experience of being at a concert that goes beyond the act of simply listening to music at home. In their conclusion, the scientists theorized that the social element of concerts might be an important component in facilitating happiness.

Also, dancing is fantastic exercise.

No matter the reason, the connection between enjoying live music and well-being provides support for the theory that concerts might be a sort of therapeutic experience.

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Considering this revolutionary discovery, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the Global Citizen rewards program.

By becoming a Global Citizen and taking action on any number of the issues we campaign for, you can combine two of the best things in the world: social change, and attending concerts.

When you take action, whether it’s calling on the EU to reduce food waste, or tweeting at world leaders to support the victims of recent extreme weather, you will accumulate points that can be redeemed for chances to win tickets to amazing concerts all over the world.

Ever heard of Janet Jackson? What about Guns N’ Roses?

Anyone know this Jay-Z guy? Seems like he could make it big someday.

All of these artists and more have partnered with Global Citizen to provide tickets to fans who join our movement by taking action on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Together we form a community of people across boundaries and country lines that are committed to coming together for freedom, for justice, for all.

Plus, we love to dance. You can ask Tiesto about that one.


You can join us too by signing up and taking action here.