Concerts are slowly moving their way back into our redefined normalcy—and if you’re anything of a live music connoisseur like myself, it is a moment that was a long time coming. This past Wednesday, I had the honor of attending Harry Styles’ ‘Love On Tour’ at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The show was incredible, as anyone can expect it would be, however, that wasn’t even the best part. I got to see the show completely free of charge, and volunteer alongside supporting an incredible cause, thanks to Reverb.
About a month ago, as I was mindlessly scrolling through social media, I came across a volunteer opportunity with Reverb Organization, a nonprofit that works with participating artists to green concert events. Since 2004, Reverb has been working with artists all around the globe including Shawn Mendes, Fleetwood Mac, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and more; leading the Green Music Movement. As someone who is a huge music lover and loves to give back, this was right up my alley and naturally when I heard of the opportunity, I signed up right away. Never could I have guessed I would get chosen, until a couple of weeks later when I received the email I had a spot on the Reverb volunteer team. It was an opportunity I could have only dreamed of, and I am proud to have helped boost their most recent Music Climate Revolution campaign to fight the ongoing climate crisis, by encouraging concertgoers to take part in the revolution as a newcomer to the organization staff.
With every event, Reverb partners with a nonprofit the artist works with selling merchandise, playing games and more in the Reverb Eco Village tent located within the venue. It was quite an easy system to get used to, and the Reverb “veterans”, as they are called, could not have been more helpful in answering questions. After a brief health check-in, orientation, and meeting the team at our designated time and location outside the arena, my group and I were ready to sell this tour’s custom ‘Love on Tour’ sustainable water bottles. With every bottle sold, all proceeds went directly to Reverb and the participating nonprofit. In addition, fans and concertgoers had the chance to enter to win a signed custom guitar by Harry to be given away at the end of the tour after taking a short quiz. Those who signed up also received a biodegradable guitar pick made from soy and all organic material to take home. As soon as the doors to the Enterprise Center opened, fans fled their way to the table and could not get enough of these cute and colorful souvenirs, resulting in the most sold bottles on tour so far—a great victory for the organization and a step toward a cleaner and better entertainment world.
It was a fast-paced night full of adrenaline, putting my quick pitch skills to the test, admiring the lovely runway-ready outfits of the Harry Styles fans, and getting to share information about this incredible organization while learning so much myself. If you weren’t sold on Reverb yet, every volunteer at any event gets a complimentary General Admission show ticket to watch the headliner perform. At around ten to nine, right before Harry took the stage, we were released and shown to our seats where the rest of the fun truly began.
All lights were up—pun intended—and the crowd went wild as Harry welcomed everyone with the upbeat album opener ‘Golden’. Styles centered on a stage spanning a 360-degree view in a custom blood-orange Gucci ensemble, which the band pleasingly matched, was surely not one to miss. The energy remained high and lively for a majority of the night, and then came the calmness with beautiful ballads ‘Falling’, ‘Fine Line’, and Styles’ debut single ‘Sign Of The Times’, sung as two large, crystal mirror balls illuminated each side of the arena floor.
By the end of the show, everybody was back on their feet as we were taken home with the dance number ‘Kiwi’. It was the perfect end to an unbelievable night, and by the end of it, I was at a loss for words. Concerts have always been my happy and safe space for as long as I can remember, and having the opportunity to work with Reverb, meet so many new people, and do my part to make a difference was nothing short of worthwhile. I want to share and encourage anyone out there who loves music and was unaware of this opportunity, like myself, to look into volunteering and see what Reverb is all about.
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