In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock artist, Brooke Daye, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert was when I was either 7 or 8. I went to my hometown’s local arena (Amalie Arena) to go see Kelly Clarkson. I got the tickets as a gift on Valentine’s Day- definitely better than chocolate! I was so excited. I watched her season on American Idol and loved her voice. Seeing her sing inspired me to be a singer too!
When I got there, the first thing I saw was the merch booth and I had to get a tour shirt! Once I bought a shirt, my parents and I found our seats. We had floor seats, which was really cool! Although there were times I couldn’t see because I was a small kid and everyone towered over me. My dad had to pick me up and put me over his shoulders a couple of times so I could see better.
I remember her coming out onto the stage. I thought she was so beautiful, and I wondered if she could see me too. I screamed so much, I lost my voice the next day! It was so worth it.
Seeing everyone in the crowd look so happy showed me how music can bring people together. It can help people forget about their troubles and be in the moment, letting the beat take over their bodies and have the confidence to sing out loud in public. Kelly did that for me and everyone else in the arena that night. And I hope to do that for other people too.