In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock artist, Tony Sergi, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert was Bryan Adams back in 2005 at the Old Sydney Entertainment Center. I can’t remember much from that night but it definitely was not the concert you expect to see a 7-year-old at.
Imagine walking in to school and telling your 2nd grade classmates you were going to see Bryan Adams that night and the only other person who knew who you were going on about was the teacher ( Little did those kids know years later ‘Summer of 69’ would become an essential drunk sing-along at every party) but I started singing at the age of 6 and grew up driving around with my grandfather playing the likes Elvis, Tom Jones and Chuck Berry, and my Dad is the type of guy that plays the same 2 Albums over and over again on a 6 hour road trip. I can remember this particular Road the 2 albums were Bryan Adams So Far So Good and Room Service.
At the time Bryan Adams was touring for the Room Service album and after that trip I knew every song on it back to front, Mum was going to the show and decided to get me a ticket as a Christmas present, I had no clue what a concert was but little did I know that on that night Id graduate from Wiggles shows to the big leagues.
Like I said I don’t remember much from that night but I can remember that it was unlike anything else my 7-year-old self had ever seen before. The lights, the sound and being in the same room as 10000 plus people all there to see the same thing. That’s what made my love for singing and performing grow stronger and sparked my love for seeing my favorite acts live.
I’ve been fortunate enough to see a countless number of concerts since then and couldn’t help seeing Bryan Adams another 2 times, I can honestly say at 59 years old the man has still got it and his new material is just as good as the old.