I saw this picture on social media the other day and thought . . . hmmmm . . . 3 questions! Perfect for Thursday!
And then I realized, if I’m being truthful, that my answer for all 3 would be the same and that answer would be Dale’s band, Dale and the Duds. Yep. I saw them first when I was about 10, I think. I realize that might sound a little creepy but I can assure you it was not, they were just hitting their stride and getting pretty popular at that time and played a lot of outdoor venues. Oh, and my mom loved them. That might actually be a little creepy. My last concert was last night when Jess and Jack and I went to see them in a neighboring town. And my next concert will be them on the 4th of July. So, yeah . . . kinda boring answers.
For the sake of interest I’m just going to eliminate them from the equation and I’ll go with . . . band I don’t know personally.
- My first concert was Rush. I was 15 and went with my high school boyfriend, who (incidentally) wound up being my first husband and was hugely into this Canadian trio and we saw them together in 1980. It was super loud and pretty fun and also a little overwhelming. I distinctly remember a kid a few rows over barfing his brains out all over himself and then passing out. I spent most of the concert worrying that he was dead. I was decidedly not a party-er in those days.
- My last concert was Jimmy Buffett although that was a couple of summers ago. We went faithfully every year and then for the last two years we’ve had weddings on the same day as the concert. And this year Jimmy is playing Fenway Park instead of our local venue and we decided to skip the show. I’m sure it would be pretty cool to see him at Fenway and the tickets were actually cheaper than we usually pay but there’s no tailgating and Jimmy Buffett without tailgating is like a burger without cheese. It’s simply not done.
- My next concert will be the Avett Brothers. Hannah and I are going (unbelievably, we’ve never been to a concert together!) on July 14th. They are playing with Gov’t Mule, who I’m pretty unfamiliar with, but I’m super excited to see the Avett Brothers as I really love their music.
And there you have it. My concert history in a nutshell! I’d love to have you answer these 3 questions in the comments if you’re so inclined.
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