First, Best & Last ...

Was thinking that it's been far too long since I last saw a show (2008) and how some of my best memories are of shows and concerts. I know some of you have funny and/or interesting stories to share. So with that, I ask you ...

What was the first show/concert you ever went to?
What was the best show/concert you ever went to?
What was the last show/concert you attended?

The first show I went to was actually a performance by Michael Jackson. It was for a benefit my parents took me to when I was 9 or 10. I definitely knew who Michael Jackson was, but had no idea what I was in for. I was amazed and wanted a glove after that–just one. The best show ... there are really too many but by default it will have to be Nirvana since I am so glad I got to see them play before Kurt passed. And the last show I went to was Radiohead's last tour at the Hollywood Bowl (pictured above). It's also a contender for the best. I've seen them play three times but this time was special because I was 5 months pregnant and Eric and I decided to go all out as we've never done before for a show. We had excellent box seats, we valeted the car and had dinner up at their Rooftop Grill. It was so nice but I think Eric was a little embarrassed at first considering this is a guy who used to frequent fIREHOSE shows at random holes in the wall.

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kirsten said...

first:crosby still and nash
best: B52's second row radio city music hall
last: Bruce Springsteen.

and yes my taste in music is across the map.

Dancing Branflake said...

First- Janet Jackson
Best- Wheezer
Last- On Saturday to see my friend sing in a local jazz band.

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

First show, can't remember...
Best Show, Red Hot Chili Peppers in the pouring rain, Jurassic 5 at Bonaroo, Pearl Jam in Philly
Last Show: JT

pen.ny said...

first: an oldies concert my parents took me too, i knew all the songs because my dad taught me so much of the music, all the adults were so impressed i knew lyrics! i remember that much.

best: incubus- but they are my fave so...biased maybe?

last: so embarrassing its been so long i don't even remember...

taryn said...

fun! i love your posts haydee!

first concert - paula abdul and color me bad opened for her at the forum in LA! haha -- i was like 9 or 10.

best concert - so hard since i have so many good ones... Up in Smoke Tour with snoop/dre/and the crew as a blast... and probably seeing Sublime back in high school and Gwen got on stage to sing Saw Red with them... happy i saw that.

last concert... metric! i love emily haines!

Brandi said...

My first -- A concert that my father's company was sponsoring. I was all excited because The Turtles were playing. Being young, I thought that meant the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be playing, but alas, it was some group of old guys.

My best -- The Frames/New Pornographers at the Warsaw in Brooklyn. I woke up the next morning to discover that my roommates had brought two members of the New Pornographers home. I had to direct them back to Hoboken.

My last -- I honestly don't know. I feel like it's been forever since I've been to a concert. Must change that.

Happenstance said...

I knew you guys would have some good one's! Janet Jackson?! I used to know the entire "Control" video. I thought I was really good.

Erin: Is that JT as in Justin Timberlake? Yes!

Taryn: Paula Abdul? Double yes! Remember Scat Cat? And Color Me Malo? Amazing. I saw a Sublime show with No Doubt in Orange County and I ran into Gwen in the bathroom in her standard overalls and chola make-up (back then). She was nice.

Brandi: So sorry you didn't get to see Donatello.

julia wheeler said...

taryn, my first is totally along the same lines as yours... and i love metric too... fun! i wanna go with you next time they're in SD!

haydes, i'm jealous you saw MJ! i love that eric was embarrassed by the extravagance:) aw i miss you guys!

first: New Kids On The Block Step by Step Tour at Arco Arena. I was in 4th grade and my mom waited in the lobby the entire time

best: it's a tie between elvis costello and paul simon

last: devendra banhart

Ephemerette said...

First if I remember correctly was when I was about 15 - Blur at an enormous outdoor gig at a park in Mile End, East London. Last and currently hands down the best was Thom Yorke solo in Cambridge back in February - utterly spell binding!

p.s. just found your blog and I'm loving it, hope you don't mind I pinched the fab oliver peoples vid for mine as I happen to be bored on a Sunday!

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