Theresa's Mixed Nuts: You Never Forget Your First Concert!

Friday, September 12, 2014

You Never Forget Your First Concert!

I was 12. I had just won some fabulous concert tickets from the radio station and was so excited! This was going to be great! Not only because it was a free for me concert, but because we had awesome seats and it was going to be my first concert experience ever! My excitement quickly fizzled when we arrived at the stadium and they informed us they changed it to open seating. Even though my tickets were for almost right on the stage, I had to sit up in the balcony, nose bleed section because we arrived too late to get up close. How crummy was that!? Since then, I kind of became a seat snob. I will stalk an upcoming show until the day the tickets go on sale. If I can't get within the first 10 rows or so, I don't go. If I am going to drop more than $50 on tickets to an event, I want to see what's going on!

So, when Jason tried talking me into taking the girls to a Fall Out Boy concert a week before the show, I said no. One does not buy tickets that close to the event and expect good seats! But, after a little more persuasion, and the fact that I remembered that Allison had "go to a concert" on her bucket list for this year, and since she has never been to one, I gave in. They were on tour with Paramore, which we happen to like too, so the ticket prices, even for crummy seats, were justifiable.

Paramore concert

I could barely make out the people on the stage, but at least I could see them from my camera lens ;)
Fall Out Boy Concert
Fall Out Boy  
 I did worry about it being not age appropriate for a 10 year old. Not so much the songs (I think there were about 2 F bombs dropped during the show) but I was worried about the behavior of the other concert goers. Thankfully, everyone seemed to be on their best behavior, just wanting to come and have a good time.


Overall, the show was way beyond fabulous! This event taught me that it is ok to have crappy seats. I got to experience watching my daughter have a magical time going to her first concert, and we all got to rock out together as a family.


What was the first concert you ever went to?


50 comments:

  1. I've never been to a concert of an international star, but we did have some of them performing in my country in recent years, from Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez. Amy Winehouse had that tragic last concert of hers here too when she was booed off the stage LOL

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    1. Oh, yes. I remember hearing about her getting booed off stage! I didn't remember it being done is Serbia though. You meanies ;) haha

      It sounds like you do have some good acts coming through. You should definitely try to hit one up some time. There's nothing quite like the energy and excitement of going to a big show!

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    2. Well she came on stage all drunk and drugged and didn't even know where the hell she was :) While translating the book of her idiot dad about her, I came upon an info that after the concert she, in her boozed up delirium, thought it was a successful one.....

      We actually have EXIT music festival in Novi Sad, which is one of the biggest ones in Europe, you'd probably like that one since you prefer rock music.

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    3. I am pretty sure she could have been my sisters twin acting like that, and then still thinking she was hot stuff.

      Actually, I love all kinds of music, not just rock. I think I have the weirdest mix on my ipod. If someone ever stole it, I'm sure they'd be scratching their heads at the combination of songs in it lol.

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    4. She indeed did think she was hot... she would come up to her dad and ask him 'Daddy, am I pretty?' and he would say yes..... And we all know she was the most unattractive dirty thing ever to appear on stage.... And what's worst she actually hated her fans and audience.... she was totally self observed and self-centred .....

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    5. I shouldn't, but I couldn't help but laugh at this comment. You really hit her personality spot on!

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  2. My first concert ever was Weird Al and I will swear on a stack of bibles that it was the best concert I have ever been to. He really knows how to put on a show.

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    1. I was obsessed with him when I was a tween. I think that would have been an amazing first concert to go to! Lucky You!!!

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  3. OMG - I don't actually remember...maybe it was U2. Glad you all had a great time at the show. I did have 3rd row for Elton John and Billy Joel back in the 90ies. That was a fun show. I know what you mean about being a "seat snob" once you have great seats!

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  4. You even got shirts for the occasion!! How fun. I didn't ever go to a concert until I was in my 30's then it was to see Chubby Checker as an old guy. LOL...

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  5. New Kids on the Block was my first concert - in the late 80s. It was the best! (I've since seen them twice as an adult - and it was just as much fun, even with awful seats.)

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  6. Lucky ! I love Paramore and Fall Out Boy. I was about 12 or 13. My first concert was Poison with Warrant and then a few weeks later I went to Garth Brooks.

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  7. That's awesome! I would love to see them in concert!

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  8. Showing my age here, but my first was Run DMC with the Beastie Boys as the opening act! Fight for your Right!

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  9. Oh, what a fun concert! I want to take my boys to one soon.

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  10. I know I went to a few concerts-mostly outdoor ones and truthfully do not remember them much.

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  11. Oh geez my first concert was No Doubt back in high school. LOL I honestly do not remember most of it.

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  12. That's great that you let her go. :) I'm surprised they let you take pictures. At many concerts here they won't let us.

    The first concert I had been to was 311. That was before they got pretty big. They went to my high school. They had concerts sort of in an underground place. I'm surprised my mom let me go. I'm trying to remember how I even got there. Maybe a friend drove. I was in high school.

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    1. Nearly everyone had their camera phones out taking pictures. I saw a lot of people recording the entire show on their phone. I would rather try to enjoy the experience live than try to watch it through a crummy phone video later. But whatever floats their boat, I suppose.

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  13. Hurrah, I'm glad you had a good time.

    I stood in line for Phil Collins seats once, got there way early and was one of the first in line. After hours of waiting for the ticket booth to open, they came in at start time and called everyone who had a wrist band up first (they won them off the radio). By the time I got there, it was nosebleed seats so I just left with no tickets. That was a long time ago but I'm still p.o'd about it. ;)

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  14. So glad you decided to go and you and your family had a great time. The first concert I remember is Kiss and Ozzy. My older siblings wanted to go so my mom and aunt took all us kids.

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  15. I've never been to a major concert. I've never been a fan of crowds so don't think I'll ever go to one with 1,000s of fans.

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  16. Sounds like a fun first concert. I don't remember my first concert, but my most recent one was probably back when I took my daughter and niece to see Alabama.

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    1. I love Alabama. They're a really great band. Ah... I miss the days of real country music.

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  17. Gosh, my first concert was Duran Duran. It was awesome. The Hubs and I recently went to go see the Pet Shop Boys - we love our 80s bands!

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  18. You never forget your first concert. I remember going to see Kansas and ZZ Top like it was yesterday. I'll never forget the rush of seeing them up on stage rocking out.

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  19. Not sure I've ever been to one, hmmm, nope, nothing springs to mind. I went to Mr. Dressup as a kid, that count? lmao Glad a good time was had by all.

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  20. That sounds like a fun concert! My first was a New Kids on the Block concert at our local Six Flags!

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  21. My first real concert was Whitesnake in the late 80s, I've been to tons of concerts since then too!

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  22. Elmo in concert


    Just kidding. I never cared much for concerts around here because it's mainly just country singers who come.

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  23. My first real concert was the Fat Boys. Yes, I am old! LOL!

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  24. I am totally with you on the crappy seat thing. I never buy seats if they are far away!

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  25. mine was one local famous singer, Dewi Yull, and I was with my late father :)...miss him so much... and the first international artist was alanis morrissette. it was awesomeeee...

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  26. I can't really remember my first concert - we did LOTS of different musical stuff growing up...

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  27. First concert I ever went to was rick Springfield when I was 13. for my son it was all about Adam Lambert.

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  28. I remember my first concert. Kid Rock with Limp Bizkit as the opener. I was 18 and went with a friend of mine. It was a state away and the first roadtrip I'd ever taken. GOOD TIMES!

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  29. I am a bit of a seat snob LOL I also chase tour buses from state to state. Yep, I'm THAT crazy fangirl!! My 1st concert was Night Ranger... what?? It was the 80's, they were so in! ;)

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  30. I think my first concert was DC Talk, but it might have been Audio Adrenaline or Newsboys. I saw them all the same year, and don't remember which was first. I was 12.

    We are taking Elliott to his first concert next month. We are seeing Casting Crowns and he is sooo excited. We are slightly concerned because of his age, but it's a Christian band, so the concerts are usually tame. They are his second favorite band right now.

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  31. My first concert was Paula Abdul. lol Actually it wasn't bad at all; we had a great time.

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  32. That is so true! My first concert was Vince Gil at the state fair!

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  33. So fun! I'm trying to remember...I think it was Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey at the Mall of America -- lol!

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  34. That is so fun that you and your girls did that!! I never did that with my kids but in my defence, they never asked.

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  35. I love concerts but I do want to pick the seats.

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  36. Love concerts what a fun way to buy tickets. Thanks for this!

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  37. I can't remember my first one but my husband took my step-daughter. She still remembers it and it was a really special memory for them both. If you count Sesame Street Live, then my boys went to their first one at one. :) My baby even went to his first one at 3 weeks. We went to Super Why Live!

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  38. The first concert I went to was Billy Joel, I went with my mom! I love going to concerts, especially the 80's hair band concerts, I still love those!

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  39. My first concert was New Kids on the Block and it was a very long time ago. I LOVED them. Actually, I still do!
    ~Amanda

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  40. I remember going to my first concert - it was Sheryl Crow. I really wanted to go to New Kids on the Block, but just couldn't make it happen. Sounds like you had a great time!

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  41. How much fun!!! My first concert was boyz 2 men and TLC....it was the coolest and the first without my parents!!!

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  42. My first concert was the best. It was Doug E. Fresh and the crazy thing is I sat on his lap for half of the concert until he went on the stage. I was 10 years old and it was epic. I ran into him when I was in college and he said he remembered. I died! If he did or didn't...that made him my favorite concert memory for life.

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