Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blogvember Post Twenty: Your First Concert

Growing up I was a huge Bon Jovi fan. Huge. I think my obsession started around 3rd or 4th grade, but I really fell in love with them when they released Bon Jovi New Jersey. I was 10 at the time the album came out, and in 6th grade (I turned 11 shortly after). It's funny, Bon Jovi seems like such a mature band to me now, I guess because they are still popular, all these years later (though, sadly, I am no longer a fan).

Anyways, we lived in central Wisconsin at the time and somehow, probably on the radio, I heard that Bon Jovi would be coming to Milwaukee that spring. I begged my parents to let me go, so they bought me and my 19 year old brother tickets, because he, not my parents, would chaperone me to the concert. He also painted a picture of the album cover from Bon Jovi's New Jersey on the back of a jean jacket for me. Of course, I wore it to the show, and I felt very cool!

The concert was at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, which is a huge place. I couldn't tell you a single thing about the show, I am sure it blew my little mind. It was a pretty amazing opportunity for an 11 year old!

Being children of music lovers, my girls have been to plenty of concerts, though I am guessing they will consider this past summer's Taylor Swift show to be their first. It was certainly the biggest! I probably will never tire of reminding Eloise that she did "see" Bob Dylan at the Key Arena in Seattle when she was around 8 weeks old. In hindsight that was an absolutely terrible idea, however, because the concert was really loud. Like, make-your-ears-bleed loud. Who knew Bob Dylan's amp went up to 11?

What was your first concert? 

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