In this First Concert Ever segment, the singer-songwriter, Josh Cashman, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
I was a tender age of 12, and after years of watching and listening to mum’s U2 Live @ Slane Castle DVD, Christmas time came around and Santa had delivered tickets to the U2 ‘Vertigo’ tour in 2006 at Telstra Dome! I remember how nervous I was before the show asking questions like “how loud is it going to be? How many people will be there? “ Will it be dark?” And as we arrived in the late afternoon – Kanye West was just on stage as the support act.
The light faded more and more and the changeover music became louder and louder as it became nearer to the time that U2 was to be on stage. I still remember the very minute that the lights went out, the changeover music stopped, and the whole crowd went absolutely wild in anticipation for the band to walk on stage and play the show. It gave me shivers, butterflies, and this all-round feeling of euphoria.
They opened on Elevation and had this aura about them and this live energy I had never seen before. I was with my little sister and she was just as nervous as I was! My highlight was Sunday Bloody Sunday, a really moving and passionate piece, Bono had almost the whole stadium in silence as he intro’d the song and of coarse The Edges iconic guitar riff in that track. Not a bad first concert experience at all, u2 to a lazy 100,000 people.