Meet Alyssa Albrecht – Levitt volunteer and music lover! Alyssa was a regular volunteer on the Levitt lawn in summer 2019, serving as a greeter for many of our concerts. She reflects on her work as a volunteer and what she is looking forward to for the summer of 2021… back at the Levitt.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I work at a bank, I am also a yoga instructor and I just started a non-profit. We do donation-based yoga classes where we have a charity that we focus on every month and then do donation-based yoga classes to give to that charity.
You are a bit of a concert goer, is that correct?
Yeah, I’m kind of boring concert-goer because I love going to shows, and I love seeing live music, but I would rather sit in the back and just observe everyone. I don’t need to be up in the crowd. I don’t feel like I always need to dance. I just love to watch performers, and I love to see how other people react to it. Watching drumsticks break or the faces of the musicians, that’s what I really love. My favorite thing is when you don’t even feel like you have a heartbeat, because the rhythm of the music feels like it’s inside of you. So I’m not one of those cool concert-goers, I’m usually sitting there and just intently watching and that’s my favorite way to go to a concert.
Do you have a favorite music venue to go to?
I grew up in St. Paul and there was a venue called the Quest. It’s no longer there, but I’ve had so many good memories of the Quest. There were two levels and when you went on the second level you could look down in the first level. You could have two bands playing, so that was super fun. Then in Sioux Falls, obviously the Levitt is the best outdoor venue. I’ve walked my dog, rode my bike, and done yoga in that whole area. The people are so nice and friendly, and I think that’s what makes a good venue, besides the sound. It’s a place that’s going to make the musicians feel welcome as well as the concert-goers. You want to feel like you’re in a safe, comfortable place and you want to know that someone is paying attention to how the music sounds to give you the best experience. I think that happens well at both venues.