Students find missing school to attend concerts worth it


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Lil Yachty performs in Kansas City at Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland on Oct. 11

Missing school and making up school work aren’t typically favorite pastimes of any student. However, students deem it necessary at times to miss school in order to see their favorite recording artists in live concert.

Senior Justin McCullick missed school on Oct. 11 to attend a concert in Kansas City.

“My friends and I decided to go because one day someone was talking about how much fun concerts are.” McCullick said. “I had never been to one before.”

McCullick and his friends then began searching for upcoming concerts to attend nearby. They soon found themselves purchasing tickets for hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd’s “Sremmlife II” tour featuring Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty.

“It was the most fun I think I have ever had in one night,” McCullick said. “Especially with some of my closest friends.”

Although he was not fond of making up the class work he missed, McCullick felt as though attending the concert was well-worth missing a day of school.

Senior Cameron Jensen also missed school in the name of concert attendance, having traveled to Lawrence last February with junior Lauren Gardner to see recording artists Skizzy Mars and Blackbear in concert as part of their “Alone Together” tour with special guest, P-Lo.

“The concert was so much fun,” Jensen said. “My favorite part was at the end of the concert when he [Skizzy Mars] ended his song but everyone kept singing.”

Jensen felt as though the memories and experience she gained from attending the concert were indubitably worth missing a school day.

“Missing school for a concert was so worth it,” Jensen said. “I would definitely do it again.”

Last school year, junior Kamree Markley missed school to attend a Justin Bieber concert in Kansas City with her family. She, too, felt as though her absence was little price to pay for the life-long memories made while attending the concert.

“It [attending a concert] is something everyone should experience,” Markley said. “It’s worth missing school because most of the time, people don’t get the opportunity to do stuff like that.”

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