Any frequent concertgoer will tell you the concert experience is so much than the music or even the stage performance. When I’m at concert it’s as though I can feel the energy of those around me. Sometimes the music being played becomes the soundtrack to certain moments in time & memories. The concerts listed aren’t necessarily my favorite or the best I’ve attended. Once I looked back on these events I realized they influenced positive change in my life and were solidified in my memories.
“Message in a Bottle” is by far my favorite song by The Police. When they started their set with that song I nearly cried from excitement & I knew in that moment I would be at Bonnaroo every year thereafter come Hell or high water.
The Avett Brothers at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Avett Brothers made me leave my husband. No, but seriously that set made me realize I was done with my shit storm of a marriage. When the woman you married on a Saturday in January texts you to tell you to listen to “January Wedding” you fuckin’ listen to “January Wedding” & umm… I don’t know ask her how she’s enjoying Bonnaroo. ANYWAY I left 3 months later. Thanks Bros!
This is the first concert I attended all by myself. Since then I go to concerts alone pretty often now & usually enjoy myself a lot more.
Local Shows in Dayton, Tennessee
During my middle school & high school years garage bands would play shows at a deli after hours, storefronts rented by church youth groups, parks or house parties. The music wasn’t always the greatest & most of those guys are normal dads now. It wasn’t much, but I LIVED for those little rock shows. They helped me discover my love for live music. I even planned two all day music “festivals”, few little concerts & helped a few bands book some shows at a little hole in the wall.
Ever attend a concert or festival that changed your life? Feel free to share your story.