Ever heard of Eilen Jewell? I’m a fan. Here’s a tune Jewell released a several years back:
My sister and I caught a show a few years ago at a local venue. We had the opportunity to chat with Jewell briefly while she signed our CDs. She was super nice.
When I was a teenager, I lived for going to live music events, despite the fact that weird, shitty things invariably happened. Examples, in no particular order: someone barfed in my purse, my friends and I got separated from our ride and had to hitchhike from Orlando to Tampa, I was assaulted by a goon when I threw a drink in his face to prevent him from punching my friend in the mouth, etc.
After the latter incident, I vowed to give up live music events (except for very small venues) forever. But in 2012, my then-13-year-old just HAD to go to see Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” tour. Recalling my own misadventures, I sure as hell wasn’t going to let her go with a pack of unsupervised adolescents, and none of the other parents wanted to go, so I went. I didn’t expect to have fun, but it was fabulous!
My kid is old enough to attend concerts without me these days, and I can’t think of any performance that would lure me to a huge venue. But I do like a small-venue concert. Got any favorite bands to recommend? Odd/memorable concert experiences to share? If not, open thread!