In this First Concert Ever segment, the indie rock artist, Jonathan Roy, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
The first concert I ever went to was a Backstreet Boys concert back in 1998 at Coors Amphitheater in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
I was 9 years old and my mom had told us we were going to a surprise event. I had no idea where we were going or what we were about to see until only a few blocks away from where I started noticing lots of girls with Nick Carter T-Shirts. I then knew we were going to see the Backstreet Boys! My heart started racing and I grabbed my CD player to instantly press play and listen to “Get Down” thinking I got to get prepared if I get called up on stage to sing a song with them.
I remember the screaming of fans as they got up on stage. It was much louder than an Avalanche hockey game which was the only live event I had ever seen at the time. I watched them dance and sing and thought damn I want to do that when I’m older. They were the coolest thing I had ever seen. Once back home from that concert I sang and danced to every Backstreet boy song for months, They were all I wanted to listen to as a kid.
On July 9th, 2017 I was opening up for the Backstreet Boys in front of 60,000 people in my home town in Québec City on the Plains of Abraham. I received my first gold record for my single “Daniella Denmark” in front of my friends, family, and fans and still to this day is one of the greatest moments of my life.
I asked myself after my show “What If I hadn’t gone there in 1998 to see the Backstreet boys would I have chosen the path of music? I believe there is a reason for everything and that my first concert was meant to be.