In this First Concert Ever segment, the alternative pop artist, Zayde Wølf, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
When I let my mind really drift back…I have this fairly vague recollection of my mother taking me to a hard-rock-grunge local concert. I was about 11 years old, and I had just got my first electric guitar. My parents had put it on layaway! I don’t remember the names of the two groups that played, if they were good, or any of their songs, but I remember being struck by the moment of seeing all of the instruments come together in this huge overcoming wall of sound as it hit my ears and eyes at the same time.
GAME OVER… for me trying to be anything else than a musician moving forward.
I started trying to write songs shortly after that, I don’t really remember going to another concert until I saw DC Talk on the Jesus Freak tour some years later. I wasn’t a huge fan at the time but knew a couple of songs that came on the radio. I went with my buddy Kyle and our girlfriends at the time.
This tour for DC Talk was at the pinnacle of their touring and biggest hits, the show, lights, video, and performances were incredibly good. I kept thinking about how they were pulling all of that off at once and wanted to figure that out. It was like I was gathering up lighting and putting it into a bottle to fuel all of my future dreams.
I’m sure you guys already know that we bought a smoke machine and a couple of disco lights in the weeks following, and put them up in the garage. The stage for the future was set that day.