In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop artist, Noé, chats about the first concert that she went to growing up. You can check out the story, after the break.
Pretty sure my first concert ever was the French pop star “Lorie”. I was around 9. I was a huge fan of hers growing up, but would always get teased about it. She wasn’t exactly the “coolest” singer. Eventually, the teasing got to me and I stopped listening to her altogether. I even started thinking of her as the lamest. But by that time, my grandma had already gotten us tickets to her show as a surprise. I definitely didn’t have the expected “excited” reaction when she told me. I remember telling her my Lorie fandom years were lonnnng gone (they had ended a month prior tops) and that I was a grown up now and liked grown up music (AKA the Black Eyed Peas). I still ended up going to the show though, carefully hiding my face while in the line, in case I’d bump into anyone I knew. Mind you, the show was in France and I lived in Hong Kong back then. The chances of seeing a friend were basically non-existent… and if I did see someone, then I would’ve known I wasn’t the only secret/repressed Lorie fangirl at my school. But I was 9 and filled with more pride than common sense. Anyway, truth is, I loved the show. I sang every word, danced every choreography along with what felt like a fandom packed arena. It turned out to be an amazing first concert, but also a powerful life lesson. Music is never lame if it makes you feel something. In this case, Lorie made me feel happy af.
(Photo credit: Claire Cali)