Standing in the audience at a concert — among tens, hundreds, or thousands of other people — can be quite a magical experience. You’re staring up at the stage with people you’ve never met, all singing the same words and sharing a moment.

The best concerts have really enthusiastic audiences (at least in the first few rows) and are emotionally moving. The sheer power and connection calls to mind a religious experience.

Good concert photography can capture the energy of a show and anticipation before a show starts. These photos make perfect computer/iPhone/iPad desktop backgrounds: