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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.