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At around 20 years old, most of us have probably experienced a concert or two in our lives. Inspired by our week of firsts, we have decided to relieve our very first concert experiences for you all!

 

Rebecca Williamson

My first concert ever was One Direction. I am a huge Directioner, and my best friend Emily bought me tickets in 2013 for their Take Me Home tour. We made shirts with cute sayings, beads and giant posters. We went all out. We blasted the album on the car ride to the concert, and I tried to get Emily to memorize their birthdays like I did. It was the best experience ever, and I’m glad I got to share it with my best friend. 

 

Margaux Carmel

I have never been to a true concert experience, but I have worked at a pizza booth at a live concert venue for a couple summers in a row. I can’t remember my first concert that I’ve been to, but the concert that has made the most impact on me was the Blue Oyster Cult. It was really cool, and I had to deal with so many older drunk adults not knowing how to count out their money. Also, there was So. Much. Cowbell. Amazing. 

 

Emily Tsoi

I don’t know if it necessarily counts as a concert because it was a postgame concert after the Mets game. It was the Steve Miller Band and it was like half an hour. I was just there because I had been there for the Mets game anyway. I was surprised to hear that most of their songs are popular radio songs and I did in fact know their music even though I didn’t know the name.

My first concert, concert was the Zac Brown Band at Citi Field in 2018. I am not really a fan of their music, but had gotten tickets to go with a friend. OneRepublic opened for them and so we honestly only stayed for them and then went to go get food when the Zac Brown Band started. It was fun though because we had floor tickets so we were right in front of the stage.

 

Jenelle Piatt 

My first concert was Jason Aldean at Darien Lake. I don’t like country nor did I know a single song by Jason Aldean. I still don’t. I people-watched pretty much the whole time and I spent almost ten dollars on one drink. Overall rating 2 out of 10.

 

Kayla Glennon

I went to a rock concert when I was around 14 or 15. I went with my ex-boyfriend and we rocked out at the front, so the band was RIGHT in front of us. His ears were ringing for a few days after.

Kayla Glennon

Geneseo '21

Kayla is a junior English major who is optimistic but enjoys exploring lots of emotions, not just ignoring the "bad" ones. They love writing silly things but also being serious, because there are a lot of things that matter and need to be talked about, but giving yourself a break is important too. They love writing about literature but also coming up with ideas for stories of their own. Kayla is constantly just trying to be themself and trying to be around people that make them happy.
Rebecca is a senior and the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Geneseo. She is a double major in English (Creative Writing) and Communication. Rebecca is also the Copy Editor for the student newspaper The Lamron, Co-Managing Editor of Gandy Dancer, a Career Peer Mentor in the Department of Career Development, and a Reader for The Masters Review. She hopes to work in the publishing industry and pitch articles to different magazines. When Rebecca is not reading, writing and editing, she can be found dancing with OGX on campus. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Becca_Willie04!
Margaux (they/them) is a senior Women and Gender Studies major at SUNY Geneseo. Outside of Her Campus, they work at Geneseo's Office of Diversity and Equity, is on the executive board of Pride Alliance, and is an active Safe Zone trainer. They love to write about diversity, mental health, and environmentalism, with the occasional goofy topic or two (or five). Margaux hopes to someday be the coolest gender studies professor you will ever have.
Emily Tsoi

Geneseo '21

Emily Tsoi is a Senior English major with a minor in Art History. She is an avid journal writer who has one too many rolls of washi tape. When she isn’t studying or journaling, she enjoys reading, watching 80s movies and going to baseball games.
Jenelle Piatt

Geneseo '21

Jenelle is a Junior English and Women's and Gender Studies double major.
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