In this First Concert Ever segment, Deadweather, shares the stories about the first concerts they went to as fans. You can check out the details, after the break.
Blake (Guitar): So my the first concert I ever went to was Hawthorne Heights, with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and emery, in New Orleans at the House of Blues like 2007. I had just recently found out that bands screamed as well as singing. It was an overwhelming experience, as well as my first somewhat “heavy concert”. We met the bands and all and I even got a shoe signed. It made me start playing guitar and changed the way I saw music.
Jesse (Vocals): So there I was, 7-year-old Jesse at Busch Gardens and the concert of the week was none other than Grand Funk Railroad. I wish I had some cool “I saw Turnstile back in Baltimore at some shitty bar venue. Everyone was losing their minds and ever since I knew that I wanted to do with my life.” kind of story but nope. Mine is “We’re an American Band” Grand Funk Railroad at Busch gardens. But you know what, I’m proud to say it cause it was fucking dope.
Jonny (Drums): First show I really remember going to was Escape the Fate and Attack Attack. Escape the Fate was incredible. Attack Attack was also really good, aside from them completely botching their first song and starting their set over. For some reason, I still became a fan.
Paul (Bass): My first concert was a co-headliner between Skillet and Toby Mac at what used to be First Mariner Arena in Baltimore. Being raised in a very Christian household this was about all I could go see but it was still an incredible show. I even missed my uncle’s birthday dinner for it, and it’s still a running joke that we always miss each other’s birthday’s for shows.