In this First Concert Ever segment, the rock artist, Terra Lightfoot, talks about her first concert ever. You can check out the feature, after the break.
I went to my first concert ever with my grandparents when I was eight. I used to spend summers with them and the most exciting thing that happened in their town was a festival called Heritage Days. This amazing and huge Canadian band Blue Rodeo was playing and I remember walking and holding hands with my grandma, hearing the music and seeing the guys onstage — and then basically getting so excited that I busted free from her grip and ran up to the front of the stage to see the guitar player up close. This was before I had ever laid hands on a guitar.
I was so massively excited by seeing this band onstage, and hearing loud guitars and drums and watching the singer strutting around the stage. I still remember the song they were playing, ringing in my ears like it was yesterday (“Diamond Mine”).
The coolest part of this story is that I was afforded the chance to open for Blue Rodeo across Canada two years ago, and I got to tell this story to their crowd every night.
Oct 24 Nagoya, Japan @ K.D Japon
Oct 25 Tokyo, Japan @ TIMM
Oct 25 Shibuya, Japan @ Duo Music Exchange
Oct 26 Kagurazaka, Japan @ Kagurane
Oct 27 Shimokitazawa, Japan @ Era
Oct 28 Matsumoto, Japan @ Give me little more
Oct 29 Shibuya, Japan @ Lush
Nov 02 Cronulla, NSW, Australia @ Australian Music Week (w/William Crighton)
Nov 03 Newcastle, NSW, Australia @ Central Bar (w/William Crighton)
Nov 04 Bathurst, NSW, Australia @ Inland Sea of Sound (w/William Crighton)
Nov 05 Canberra, ACT, Australia @ Smith’s Alternative Cabaret (w/William Crighton)
Nov 06 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia @ Yah Yah’s (w/William Crighton)
Nov 09 Sydney, NSW, Australia @ LeadBelly (w/William Crighton)
Nov 10 Majors Creek, NSW, Australia @ Majors Creek Festival (w/William Crighton)Nov 11 Majors Creek, NSW, Australia @ Majors Creek Festival (w/William Crighton)
Nov 12 Majors Creek, NSW, Australia @ Majors Creek Festival (w/William Crighton)
Nov 16 Brisbane, QLD, Australia @ Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall (w/William Crighton)
Nov 22 Montreal, QC @ Café Campus (w/Whitehorse)
Nov 28 London, UK @ The Waiting Room
Dec 01 Suffolk, UK @ Easton Farm Park
Dec 08 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall (w/Whitehorse)
(Photo credit: Dustin Rabin)