In this First Concert Ever segment, the electro pop artist, Dani Doucette, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
Growing up I attended a lot of concerts as a kid. Mostly from the side of the stage or on them. My dad was a musician and played in multiple bands, so whenever he was playing somewhere my mom could take us to, I always made an appearance on stage– flailing around like a kid on too much sugar.
I must have been 10 or 11 when my dad said he got tickets to see Amanda Marshall. At that time I hadn’t seen a lot of female musicians on stage. I was pumped. The night of the concert dad and I stood the whole show. I don’t think I took my eyes off of her the entire time. Watching her hair whip back and forth as she sang powerfully and with so much passion. I think it was one of the first times I remember being “moved” so overwhelmingly I shed a tear or two.
That concert left a permanent memory imprinted in me. Seeing someone with the ability to move an entire crowd that way was just the coolest and most special thing I ever saw, and I wanted to do that.
I’ve seen a lot of concerts from that day forward, and of all genres. I’ve experienced being on tour with bands like 30STM, The Used, Audioslave…..All amazing productions and memorable shows!! But that one is still in the forefront of my memory. Maybe because of the company, just my dad and me.