In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop punk band, JunkBunny, talks about the stories of their first experiences with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
The first concert I went to was a Red Hot Chili Peppers show when I was 4 years old. They were the first band that I fell in love with, so when they came to Houston on their tour, my parents were able to take me to see them as my first concert experience. Hearing all of my favorite songs being played by my favorite band made me fall in love with music, and seeing them play it live right in front of me made me want to do exactly that. I wanted to give other people the same feeling that the Red Hot Chili Peppers gave me at my first concert.
Tool was the first real concert I ever saw. I was about 11 at the time and had been playing the guitar for several years and had learned a couple of Tool songs. The show was pretty cool, but since Tool is kind of a jam band and since I was young, I was zoned out for the majority of the set besides for the two or three songs I knew at the time. I was a major Tool fan after the concert though and went home and learned all the hits.
The first concert I ever went to was Bon Jovi when I was eight years old, and Jake was actually there with me. I had been preparing for the show by listening to a bunch of Bon Jovi songs on an iPod shuffle, so I was super pumped when we got there. The show was epic, and Jake and I were all hopped up on soda so it felt like I was on another planet during the show. That experience is one thing that helped convince me that I wanted to be in a band when I grew up, so it’s super cool that I get to do that now. I think the thing that makes this story cool is that we got to open for Bon Jovi a little while ago, which kind of makes this go full circle.