When I think of my most transcendent moments of music listening, they’re mostly when I’m alone.
I’m jealous of people who describe concerts this way.
I’ve been to a lot of concerts, and it never happened with non-classical music.
I’ve been very emotional at a couple classical concerts, but the best I could say for a non-classical concert was, “uh, that was cool, I guess.”
I’ve had some wonderful times having “concerts” on the couch with my girlfriend, just wonderful and memorable evenings, for sure.
However, the presence of another person does nothing to change how I’m enjoying the music.
The other thing is, certain music is not enjoyed by others, so I have to listen to it alone. No problem there for me.