Ready To Rock!

The very first concert I went to was to see Whitesnake at the L.A. Forum. I went with my dad and was so excited. Pretty soon the lights went down, the crowd cheered, and I thought it was so cool how everyone was there for one reason. The music.

My next most memorable concert was seeing Guns N’ Roses opening up for The Rolling Stones at the L.A. Coliseum. My dad and I were literally in the nosebleed section, up at the absolute very top of the arena.

Before I knew it, Axl Rose was singing Welcome To The Jungle and the crowd went wild. The Rolling Stones even blew me away and rocked out with their socks out.

My most unforgettable concert was when I went to see Nine Inch Nails for the first time. A band called the Melvins were opening for NIN and the crowd wasn’t having it. The floor section of the arena was a hockey rink covered up by wood.

The crowd got so rambunctious and started booing the Melvins off the stage. The poor band kept playing but then things took a turn for the worse when the fans in the floor section started tearing the wood off of the ice and chucking it at the band.

Except for the singer, the rest of the members dodged behind speakers and amps. Then a ball of fire (a t-shirt that somebody lit on fire) was thrown at the singer’s head. That was when he finally got the sense to take cover.

That’s when Trent Reznor had to come out and get the crowd under control during The Melvin’s set. He called everyone fuckers and told them to knock this shit off.

Of course since it was THE Trent Reznor, everyone cheered and went crazy by his words.

The most beautiful and intense concert I went to was when I saw Irish musician Damien Rice with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Once, which is such a beautiful film) opening the show.

My last memorable concert was when I was 7 months pregnant and went to see music extraordinaire Andrew Bird. Being heavily pregnant and standing the whole time was miserable but so worth it.

I love how music, especially live music, brings so many different people together. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do for a living, and such. Everyone’s there for one purpose. To enjoy great music, be moved by the beauty of it, and make fantastic memories.

What have been some of your most memorable concerts?

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5 Responses to Ready To Rock!

  1. Courtney August 30, 2012 at 09:10 #

    NIN was amazing in concert! I think Red Hot Chili Peppers has been my favorite so far. Snoop Dogg opened for them and rapped Metallica, which was soooo much better than it sounds. Of course, that could have been due to the inevitable contact high…

  2. monica August 30, 2012 at 12:58 #

    u2 at austin meadows. awesome.
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  3. Emily Fowler August 30, 2012 at 14:03 #

    Loved many different concerts, but one of my favorites was James Taylor’s One Man Band tour…he sat there telling the stories and showing pictures (on an old fashioned pull-down screen) from when/where/with whom he wrote his songs. So cool.

  4. Stephanie West August 31, 2012 at 17:40 #

    I used to love going to concerts. I was a big fan of the Phish, Widespread Panic , jam-band kind of stuff. Last weekend I took my daughter to see the boy band Big Time Rush. It was painful. I had a moment where I thought, “I used to be cool! Now I’m at a boy band concert. What happened?” 🙂 I wrote a post about it that experience if you want to check it out. http://stephrockwest.com/2012/08/27/big-time-hearing-loss-rush-a-concert/

    -Steph

  5. Stephanie West August 31, 2012 at 17:41 #

    I used to love going to concerts. I was a big fan of the Phish, Widespread Panic , jam-band kind of stuff. Last weekend I took my daughter to see the boy band Big Time Rush. It was painful. I had a moment where I thought, “I used to be cool! Now I’m at a boy band concert. What happened?” 🙂 I wrote a post about that experience if you want to check it out. http://stephrockwest.com/2012/08/27/big-time-hearing-loss-rush-a-concert/

    -Steph
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