In this First Concert Ever segment, the indie pop artist, Brother Sundance, talks about his first concert ever. You can check out the feature, after the break.
I went to my first concert in the third grade. My Father asked me one day if I wanted to go see a show — Meat Loaf was playing our local amphitheater. I was so excited. My Father loaded Meat Loaf’s entire discography onto my black iPod classic so I could learn the music and know the songs. I remember I’d listen to that iPod every night before I went to bed. It was my best friend. I started listening to Meat Loaf and will admit I wasn’t a huge fan at first. I remember pretending to love it but not really being able to get into anything more than songs like ‘Hot Pattootie’ (which is still a favorite of mine today).
A few weeks later, the day of the show rolled around. I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to see my first concert. We got to the venue early. It was just a lawn — the earlier you arrived the better your spot would be. We were both so pumped, my Father and I. Meat Loaf came on stage and sang a song or two before leaving the stage. It was silent for a long time. Eventually, someone came out and said the show had been canceled because Meat Loaf wasn’t feeling very well. It was a real bummer. My Father and I packed up and headed home.
Meat Loaf promised he’d come back. Eventually, he did. It felt like forever, though. I can’t even remember if we went to that show or not. All in all, my first concert was a lot of fun. I still had the Meat Loaf albums on my iPod. I ended up falling in love with them, actually. I’ve been a huge Meat Loaf fan ever since. I used to practice playing those long, fifteen-minute songs for hours. It was a blast.