For centuries, music was above all something to do.

A concert was not a passive experience, but an activity.
In church or during parties and celebrations, participating in the music emphasized group unity.

At a pop concert the music is so loud that you can actually feel the vibrations.
Besides, standing still is not an option. By jumping up and down and singing and shouting along, you become physically one with the music.

The arrangement of seats in rows in a concert hall has only been customary for about a hundred years >