In this First Concert Ever segment, the electro pop artist, BATHSHEBA, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
Okay, my first concert experience (that I truly remember) was in 2013. I was 14 years old, and my mom had finally allowed me and my best friend to go to a concert by ourselves (of course with the usual lecture about not drinking, not talking to strangers, and writing a text message every 30 minutes), but I was truly stoked. The concert was with no other than my huge teenage idol Beyoncé. She played the concert at a quite big venue in Copenhagen called Forum.
I remember arriving, seeing the merch shop, and thinking to myself whether I had enough money to buy a t-shirt, but then saying no because they were too expensive.
My friend and I walked into the huge venue, looking around and screaming at each other about how crazy this was. We were gonna watch f***ing Beyoncé! My friend was a fan, but she definitely also came to the concert to be nice to me, since I was a crazy fan.
The warmup act was a guy. We waited patiently for him to finish. When he did, I remember holding my breath thinking that now Beyoncé is going to enter the stage. Well, that didn’t happen.
Back then I didn’t get that people/artists usually were late to the concerts. In my head I was like: it was HER show and she was soooo big, why would she ever be late to something like this. Little did I know that that was the game, haha.
Anyways, after waiting for one and a half-hour extra, all the lights turned off, and the queen started talking. From that moment I really don’t remember much more, it kind of felt like I was in a trance or something, a trance of Queen B – loving and breathing in every moment of it. The only thing I truly remember was when she flew across the whole audience (INCLUDING ME!!) in a blue sparkling one-piece shining like a star. I remember thinking: OMG this is unreal, I’m gonna cry, and boy did I cry. She looked so out of this world amazing.
After the show, my friend and I stood and waited for a bit – we just wanted to get it all in (before my mom got too nervous and we had to leave). I remember seeing one girl, that looked just like Beyoncé and telling her that she was so beautiful. I also remember thinking that there were so many girls that looked just like me at the concert, with brown skin and curly hair, and that felt really nice.
We went home into our beds safe and sound to my mum’s nervous heart. And from that moment I’ve always dreamt about flying across the stage of a crowd, that wanted to hear me sing and listen to my songs, in a blue sparking one-piece just like Queen B!