However, concerts and me don't always mix well. I get antsy--sitting for that long--and they never seem to measure up.
I've been spoiled, I guess, by the best.
My first concert was John Sebastian and Richie Havens. It was in Washington U's Quadrangle. Under the stars, surrounded by the stone buildings as John asked if we believed in magic... as Richie begged over and over for freedom... Well, it was the perfect first.
His once-glossy black curly hair is now short and gray. Now he is Yusuf, but he can still sing...
However, it was Harry Chapin who ruined all concerts--forever--for me. An incredible songwriter with a not-so-incredible voice, he made the evening we spent together into an intimate experience. That night he spoke to us of his hopes and dreams--through his music--and joked with the audience and his band in a sometimes-bawdy manner. He was humble and self-deprecating. He was delightful.
What's a memorable concert you've been to, and why was it so unforgettable?