OK, Persephoneers, it’s Friday, and this has been my first week back to the grindstone since Hurricane Sandy and a nor’easter knocked out the power at my school, keeping it closed for two weeks. I’ve still got a lot of catching up to do, so I’m asking one simple question this week.
What was your first concert?
My parents took me to see The Who perform Quadrophenia in 1996, when I was 13. The arena in Buffalo was brand new, and there was a seating mix-up, so we got to move down to the floor. I was brought up to be a Who fan (actually, Tommy was my first Broadway show), so this was pretty exciting. Billy Idol made an appearance, which is supremely awesome. Oh, and my dad explained what that smokey smell was that wasn’t quite like cigarettes.
It was rad.