In this First Concert Ever segment, the hard rock band, Truthteller, talks about the stories of their first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert was in 2010, I saw the band Keane with my mum. It was at High Lodge in Thetford Forest, which is actually a pretty cool place to have gigs. They were a band my mum would play in the car all the time, so I knew the words to most of the songs. I wasn’t a particularly outgoing teenager so I think my mum took the opportunity to get me off of the Xbox for an evening! It was such a long time ago that I can barely remember it, but I mostly enjoyed hearing their best-known songs and having a good old sing-along with my mum.
Yashin at the Waterfront, Norwich. The year was 2012, I was 16 and had no idea what to expect, but it sounded like my kind of music and my friend had a spare ticket. During the support, I decided it would be a good idea to jump into a “wall of death” and got hit in the head so hard my jaw dislocated. Apart from that, it was fun.
Went to see Embrace & Mumm-ra @ UEA in 2006. I was 13 and didn’t really know who Embrace were at the time, they had a couple of bangers but I mainly went for Mumm-ra and they killed it. The experience definitely spawned my love for live music.
Went to see Five Finger Death Punch and Shadows Fall co-headline the Waterfront, Norwich in 2009 when I was 14. I mainly went to see one of the support acts which was Rise to Remain. The thing I really remember about the gig was that the Shadows Fall vocalist had dreads that went down to his knees and managed to monkey-bar on the pipework that was attached to the ceiling from the stage to the bar and then back with a beer in his mouth whilst people (not me) were pulling on his dreadlocks. Was good times and managed to get a black eye in the mosh pit.
This is probably going to show my age, but my first gig was seeing Biffy Clyro support Blood Red Shoes at UEA, Norwich, must have been around 2005ish. I don’t think many people had heard of Biffy at this point, and the crowd didn’t know what hit them. They absolutely blew away the headliners and everyone seemed on a bit of a come down after Biffy left the stage! Definitely showed me the power of a good riff and stage presence.