In this First Concert Ever segment, the singer-songwriter, PHOTØS, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
The first (memorable) concert I ever went to was Warped Tour ‘06. Oh man, I was in heaven. The skinny jeans ran rampant and the promotional Monster energy cans went sailing through the air as high as our dreams. One such monster can land in the middle of the mosh pit for an Underoath concert, where I stood firmly planted in my oversized Vans, one fist in the air screaming along to the ultra passionate post-hardcore rock.
Next on stage was Taking Back Sunday. Not a single pair of lips wasn’t mouthing along the lyrics to “Cute without the E”. The lead singer hung upside from the rafters as my teenage brain tried to comprehend how a single dude could achieve such extreme levels of awesome (and how could I replicate it?)
Other hugely formative shows included Saves the Day, Emery, Plain White T’s, and a brand new band called Gym Class Heroes – whose catchy hooks and genius prose (i mean GENIUS) I quickly fell in love with. The emo was strong that day, my friend. And it planted something deep inside me: a desire to write songs and lyrics that would one day speak to little angsty teenagers the way these songs had spoken to me. This is the mission statement of PHOTØS.