Bums on seats made my dream gig feel more like detention than school of rock

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie performed in front of a seated audience at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Photo: David A. Smith/Getty Images

Ksenia Samotiy

I’m not a demanding woman. I don’t expect much from a rock concert. Only that it’s fun, amazing and better than you could ever imagine. And preferably that the lead singer will see you through the crowd of swaying bodies, make deep eye contact and fall in love with you from here to forever.