You may not know this but if you’re a student and would like to bag free concert tickets to selected OAE events, why not become an Attitude Rep?Read More
We don’t usually post much about concert tickets (because it’s not really that exciting to read about) but we feel that we have to tell you about the new (and free) Student Pulse app that we’re now part of, which lets you buy cheap tickets directly from your phone. Nice.Read More
Another year, another round of Freshers Fayres and another dry throat for the poor soul sent out to promote our student scheme Attitude. Or so the previous year’s OAE bloggers go. But not me! Just like the students I spoke to over the last couple of weeks, I’m also new; fresh intern meat as it happens.
In fact, I’m hardly fresh, I’m 38, but restless, I walked away from a perfectly good job during a recession to explore the world again. Just like all those students who drifted past one stall after another until something bright and shiny caught their eye, (our graffiti Mozart badges as it happens) I too am searching. It’s been nineteen years since my own arrival at university and there’s no small part of me that envied how very at the beginning of things they all were. But their moment also chimed with my own. In a way I’m also starting out, also looking to reinvent myself along the way. Also, rather reassuringly, I saw that some things haven’t changed since 1992. Students still want pin badges to show the world what kind of tribe they subscribe to and they still want posters with a blob of blu-tack to threaten the safe return of their deposits. But something else struck me too, that for all the trappings of modern life, we still want to gather round the campfire together and let someone or something shed a little light on what it is to be alive. Our acid pink badges and posters may well have lured them over to our stand but it was the promise of live music and a new experience that got them to sign up. And how reassuring is that? That beyond the sea of apps, texts, pokes and tweets that people are still searching for the same fundamental thing; shared experience and a little soul food.
Darren Charlton, Communications Intern
So, if you’re reading this and you’re a student, feel free to sign up for the mailing list by emailing us here and get news about our £4 offer on all concert tickets where available.Read More