In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop artist, Rachel Grae, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert was Bruce Springsteen in December 2009 at the Giants Stadium in New Jersey. I was seven years old when my dad took my sister and me. He obviously hyped the show up because Bruce Springsteen is his favorite artist of all time. The first moment I remember is being overwhelmed by the 82,500 screaming fans. It was a sold-out show of course! I could not believe that so many people loved him and, at the time, I didn’t even really know who he was. This was incredibly inspiring for me.
I knew some Bruce Springsteen songs because my dad would always play them in the car. What I remember most was being blown away by how much fun I had. Springsteen had the whole stadium up, dancing and singing for the whole show. And when I say the whole show, this guy played for over 3 hours straight!
I don’t remember a crazy amount from the show itself because of how young I was, but I’ve been back to see him three more times since. As an artist, it’s really cool to listen to such an amazing storyteller and see him live as a dynamic performer. One memory that will forever stay with me was when Bruce sang his song “This Little Girl Is Mine” with Gary U.S. Bonds. My dad picked me up and danced with me in his arms on the floor while everyone pointed to us during the chorus. It was a very special memory for both of us, and it’s now forever our song.