In this First Concert Ever segment, Jaymi, from the indie folk band, Little Quirks, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
When I was younger I was very much into folk-rock music and anything indie-folk or alternative-folk. I loved Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Passenger, Of Monsters and Men, and Florence and The Machine. One of the first bands I went to watch live was Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, I didn’t know much of their music at the time besides their biggest song ‘Home’. I saw them at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia with my high school friend Sarah. Sarah had bought me a ticket to the concert for my birthday! I was in Year 11, we caught the train to Sydney together (approx. 1 hour and 30mins train ride from home). We had a great time and I was really inspired by Alex and Jade’s performance which was super care-free, energetic, and cheerful! The whole band is huge, around 10-12 band members, all on different instruments, which was awesome to see on stage! The most notable part of the night was when Alex leaped into the crowd and started passing around the microphone, he let people sing parts of their songs and also asked them to tell stories about their life – it went on for A LOT longer than expected which was kind of funny, actually, the whole concert felt like there was a lack of a time schedule, but stuff like that made the whole experience very memorable and different!