This week’s blogging prompt over on 20sb.net is to tell you about the first concert I went to, so this is what I will do. My first concert happened to me by accident, in the way that I wasn’t supposed to go there in the first place. It all happened in 2007 before I started uni so I was already over the age of 18…
Mom had made plans with her boyfriend (he wasn’t technically really her boyfriends because it’s complicated but I’ll just refer to him as such because it’s easier that way) to go see Joe Cocker. He had just released Hymn 4 My Soul and was touring. For some reason the bf couldn’t make it so I went with her. Due to me being a sentimentalist, I actually still have the ticket.
I remember the supporting act was not that good, their sound wasn’t checked all that well and they played for what seemed to be forever. Then finally Joe Cocker came on stage and for a man his age, he was doing really fine. I mean, he was over 60 at the time already and you couldn’t tell by his performance at all. As I was just a stand in, I wasn’t too familiar with his music aside from some stuff the radio always plays.
It’s weird being in a concert when it’s popular music and almost everyone around you knows more of the songs than you do. Also, most people at the concert were way older than me, adding to the awkwardness. Nevertheless I remember liking the show and the songs. I still listen to Hymn 4 My Soul occasionally, it’s good music that I enjoy.
So that’s the story of my first concert, actually quite boring. What was your first concert?
Have a great weekend!