One for my BOM. I've been wanting to do this lo for a long time. Finally got it done. Some of this is inspired by Mom2CamiandReese (thank you!). Journaling reads:
Ok, so looking back, I feel like Barry Manilow was pretty lame for a 1st concert, but at age 11, my friends and I thought he was cool. Three years later Van Halen changed my life forever. But no pictures.
My 1st Kiss concert had a profound impact on me. As I stood there listening I realized that the rumbling I heard was the bass causing the ceiling of the Hampton Coliseum to vibrate. It's why I picked up a bass and learned to play! But no pics!
I saw Stevie Ray Vaughn before I even knew who he was. So sad that I wasn't able to fully appreciate him. No photos.
I saw the Grateful Dead just to say I did.
I marveled at the greatness of Santana.
And I got to meet Metallica! No pics!
And just as it should be I suppose, my last true concert was Jimmy Page & Robert Plant. Not quite Zeppelin, but as close as I'll ever get, and from the 10th row no less! Alas, still no pictures.
Now, 10 years later and just a week ago, I took my own daughter to her first concert - The Jonas Brothers (kind of like Andy Gibb all over again!) It was awesome to experience it with her. And I took pictures!
And the list of concerts I've been to (or that I at least still have the tickets for):
Barry Manilow 11/26/1976
KC & the Sunshine Band 8/6/1977
Andy Gibb 5/1978
Van Halen 6/1/1979
Ted Nugent 8/17/1979
Van Halen 7/21/1980
Van Halen 8/27/1981
Pretenders/Stevie Ray Vaughn 1984
Robert Plant 7/29/1985
Moody Blues/The Fixx 10/5/1986
Ted Nugent 5/12/1988
Robert Plant 7/22/1988
The Scorpions/Kingdom Come 8/31/1988
Def Leppard 10/3/1988
Cinderella/Winger/Bullet Boys 4/21/1989
Grateful Dead as the Warlocks 10/9/1989
Motley Crue & Warrant 12/6/1989 Joan Jett 4/12/1990
Faith No More 7/21/1990
.38 Special 8/17/1990
Billy Idol/Faith No More 9/25/1990
Los Lobos 11/10/1990
Living Color 12/3/1990
Drivin' N' Cryin' 4/27/1991
Cheap Trick 4/30/1991
Child's Play 5/17/1991
Guns N' Roses/Skid Row 6/22/1991
Ozzy Osbourne 11/7/1992
Dream Theater 3/6/1993
The Black Crowes 3/27/1993
Pantera/White Zombie 6/29/1996
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant 7/8/1998
The Jonas Brothers 8/22/2008