I've been to a lot of concerts in my years. My first was when I was 6 or 7 and it was the Beach Boys before Dennis Wilson, their original drummer drowned. The only thing I remember about it was that I thought it was so cool that they blew up beach balls and had them bouncing around the audience and that we had really good seats.
After that in a melange that is my pre-teen years, it was Heart, Mister Mister, New Kids on the Block, Kenny Loggins and the kicker... Milli Vanilli. I blame that one on my sister Lyndsey who made us go for her birthday after she came home with their tape after her visit to California one summer. My cousin John and I still make fun of her for it.
And on to the high school & college years that brought Def Leppard, They Might Be Giants, Sponge, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Color Me Badd, Leanne Rhimes, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, De La Soul, Dave Matthews, Sade, Rick Astley, Basia, Jimmy Buffet, Steve Miller and probably lots of others that I will remember only after I post this. I have to laugh now because some of these were influences from boyfriends of Christmas past, it's amazing what you'll listen to when a boy claims they are awesome.
That era of my life has it's share of Milli Vanillis too, only they were named Bjork and Yoko Ono. You didn't really think being Rick Rolled was the worst of it did you? Those are fucking weird hours of my life that I will never get back my friends. I am not entirely sure if any of either were in English or more a mix of who knows what and some wailing.
Now that I'm ahem, "a grown up," we see concerts like Wynton Marsalis, John Legend, Elton John, Earth Wind & Fire, Barenaked Ladies, and a little band we're seeing later this summer... maybe you've heard of U2? Because really, it costs a small fortune to see U2, you have to be a grown up to afford it. Did I mention we're sitting close enough to sit on Bono's lap? I'm pretty sure it's going to be the best night of my life, not that I'm excited or anything.
Now that I've aired my secrets, please tell me I am not the only one with weird concerts in my closet. Tell me the best or worst concert you've ever been to in a comment.