I think I was in year one, so what? 6 or 7 years old when I went to my first ever “proper” concert. Mum’s Uncle (who was married to Aunty June) had a connection with the Entertainment Centre so there were always free tickets for family, and we usually snapped them up. I remember so clearly getting dressed up, going with my big brother and sister and trotting off to see Boy George & Culture Club!
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s I managed to see some pretty amazing concerts at the Ent Cent. Dire Straits, Elton John, Paul Simon on his Graceland tour, Annie Lennox (LIFE CHANGING – when I saw her in a red lacy bra and leather pants and short hair I clearly remember thinking I want to be YOU when I grow up), Simply Red, Kylie Minogue…the list was long and I was one lucky kid. I also saw some others in bigger stadiums (U2 at the Football stadium, The Rolling Stones at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Madonna my beloved George Michael again at the SFS, Cold Play, The Police etc) those concerts are memories that will stay with me forever.
There’s something about being in a big concert/stadium that is pretty amazing isn’t it? Recently when Rob and I saw The Boss play it made me so happy seeing all these people SO happy! Dancing and singing, all joining force together in their mutual love of an artist or song. There’s nothing like it!
Tonight I am taking Daisy and her BFF Gloria to her first ever “proper” concert.
There will be screaming, dear LORD there will be screaming. And there will be 70,000 other people with us. But in amongst it will be our little girl experiencing her first ever grown up proper experience of someone she LOVES. I can’t wait to see what she thinks. Even just to be somewhere with ALL those people. My little country mouse! My mice!
What concert do you remember the most as having the most effect on you?
Or what was the first concert you went to?
Anyone got tips for me heading to Biebs?