Concert Memories

Reminiscing about memorable shows.

She had been waiting 10 years for this very moment

Truth be told, back when my wife and I met, I was not the biggest Depeche Mode fan. They have always been her favorite, longer than I’ve know her for sure, which, is definitely saying something considering I have the privilege of being able to say we have been together for more than half our lives. Over time, she turned me in to a fan…

On the Reclusive Artist Emerging from Self-Imposed Exile

I witnessed the sweetest, strangest exchange between a performer and an audience member recently, which was fitting because the…

Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in

My lucky Thursday with John Mayer

I don’t have a lot of dreams. I have goals and aspirations but don’t like to…

The First Concert

It was July 30, 1994. Almost twenty years after. I was still in high school. The very first rock concert I have attended to in my life. A very stormy night but still the show…


On the 24th of January 2011, Adele performed her brand new album 21 for the first time.

Upon walking through the doors at the tiny Tabernacle in Notting Hill, the…

Punching Daniel Johnston

I almost punched Daniel Johnston.

I waited for Colin on the corner of Ashland and Division. The bus was late, and the fall evening was chilling in…

Are the Japandroids Cool

There’s a particular Japandroids clip that I couldn’t stop watching. The song is “The Boys Are Leaving Town” and, according to notes written by YouTube user velkr0…

David Bowie

The first collection I dipped into was this one concert memories. The first post I saw was on Bowie by @erikzrekz and so it seemed a good place to jump into Medium.

Something Always Comes From the Music

Everyone remembers the first album that they ever bought. Mine? Any Time Now by O.A.R. The twelfth track on that album is titled Anyway, and is a song…

Sometimes the concert takes second place

The summer of 2006 brought about the first of my now-habitual 10-hour Iowa-to-Nashville concert-going road trips. The artist was an indie rocker…

Strapped to the My Bloody Valentine Rocket

We all have our formidable, life-altering events. There are many—a lot more than we think. Nestled within those myriad moments are a handful…


This is my dad when he was in college. It might be 1982 or 83; I’m not exactly sure. What I do know is that a black t-shirt, a necktie, and Bowie’s infamous Aladdin Sane design must have…

It Got Weird

I saw "Weird Al" Yankovic for the first and (so far) only time on

July 7, 2003 in Wallingford, CT at the impressionable age of 13 years old.

Concert Memories
Concert Memories

Reminiscing about memorable shows.

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