Hi, everyone! So happy to see you all at the crack o’ noon today. I’m in a musical mood so I thought I’d ask: What was your first concert?
Mine? Picture it: New Jersey, 1996. The Smashing Pumpkins were at the height of their popularity, and a young high-school-aged Hattie got to go see them with her older brother and his cool friends. The best part about it was that I had their entire two-disc album memorized, and it was the first time I’d ever heard an artist change something about the song when they performed it live.
I can’t remember what it was, exactly, but Billy Corgan changed something about “Tonight, Tonight” and it was so amazing it nearly made my little heart explode. I believed in him, all right.