In this First Concert Ever segment, the indie pop artist, Trevor Myall, reveals the story behind his first live music experience. You can check out his story and stream his single, Pyro Heart, after the break.
These days I feel like my memory has been failing me. When asked “Your first concert experience; what was that like?”, I can’t answer with much certainty. I believe my parents once told me my first concert ever was Newfoundland’s beloved folk-rock group Great Big Sea which I saw when I was just a toddler. Well as you can imagine I certainly don’t remember the details of that concert, which is why I thought I’d tell a different tale. The tale of the first concert I ever attended on my own volition.
It was some year in the early 2000’s (like I said my memory is trash). Canada’s Family Channel network was in its heyday (For my non-Canadian friends, Disney Channel). We had “That’s So Raven” & “Even Stevens” with “Smart Guy”, and “Boy Meets World” reruns in clutch. Between show’s was the ultimate music video experience “FamJam”, where Disney showcased their signed and affiliated artists’ music videos. It was a magical time where Jesse McCartney wanted me and my beautiful soul. Where me and the A*Teens would stand upside down and bounce on the ceilings. Where the cast of every Disney show would gather together and croon Lion King’s “Circle Of Life” (AKA the “Wheel of Fortune” and “A Leap of Faith”).
If any of that rings a bell, then you also remember a certain blonde teenage girl. One before all of the Hannah’s and Montana’s. One that pre-dates the Ashley’s and the Tisdale’s. Yes, I am talking about the one and only Lizzie Mcguire. That show was a masterpiece. Remember when they used to draw bloopers for the cartoon version of Lizzie, and then add it into the real-life bloopers at the end of each show? She obviously had to have recorded the voice-over for those bloopers! My 10-year-old ass ate that shit up! Anyways, I was infatuated with all things Family Channel and saw that Hilary Duff was coming to town. Well, how could I miss that opportunity? I loved her music videos on “FamJam”, the “Lizzie Mcguire Movie”, and her 2004 film “Raise Your Voice”. So my mother made my brother take me to her concert!
…I don’t remember much of this concert either. BUT, she did sing “Someone’s Watching Over Me” from “Raise Your Voice” as a request from a child in the hospital with whom she met prior to the concert. That made my night! I also remember that she was shorter than I expected, and the expression of pure boredom on my brother’s face. I’m sure I had a blast though! I was living the real 90’s kid dream.