Thursday, December 6, 2007

I was almost Mrs. Prince

Do you remember the first concert you ever attended? The very first one? I sure do, it was way back when…I was in the 11th grade I think, it was me, two of my girlfriends and Prince, The Time and Vanity Six!!!

Yes folks I saw Prince, The Time and Vanity Six live in living color baby!!!! LOL In all honesty it was a fun time. There was a girl in the section next to me that I thought was going to have a heart attack. The poor thing just jumped up and down and screamed and cried. I thought she was going to bust a gasket. LOL

I, on the other hand, was convinced that Prince would spot me waaayyyy up in the balcony and bring me on stage to profess his undying love for me. Shut up it could have happened!!!!

Now that I look back on it, what as the lure of Vanity Six? It had to be Vanity’s beauty because they could not sing a lick nor could they perform. All they did was sway and gyrate on the stage.

Prince and Morris, however, knocked them dead!

There were several men dressed as Prince or Morris….I wonder if they look back at that and cringe from embarrassment! I mean really…..LOL

What was your first concert?

41 People saying stuff:

FERGIE said...

New Edition, I think I was in the 5th or 6th Grade. We got there early, we were right up front, and Ronnie Devo reached down and kissed my hand.

charmcitygirl said...

Umm, I am embarrassed to say...it was The Marshall Tucker Band when I was 18 years old, at the Merriweather Post Paviliion. It is still the only time I have been to The Merriweather. Now that's sad.

Karen said...

Michael Jackson Thriller tour. I guess I was in 5th grade (or so) at Giant Stadium. Shortly after that I saw Barry Manilow. I had to beg my parents for both concerts. Even back then my taste in music was messed up.

Erica AP said...

Debbie Gibson!! I had an awesome florescent pink shirt on and thought I was way cool even though I was there with my Mom.. Haha...

Claudia said...

That's funny you asked this... last night my husband went to see Van Halen with HIS 18 year old son, and he was blown away. We started to reminice about the good ol days, the good ol bands... and he felt sorry for me becuase I only went to 4 concerts in my whole life. 3 of em with HIM.

My first concert was David Bowie, in the late 80's early 90's. I think I was eighther in gr 7 or 8 then. My cousin had extra tix and against my mom's wishes I snuck off with him and his gf. It was a great show, I still thank him for thinking of poor deprived Claudia, LOL>
Then Jann Arden, U2, and Van Morrison.

Not to mention the free concerts at the PNE in the summers as a teen: Tom Cochraine and Red Rider, Kashtin, Barney Bental and the Legendary Hearts... OH man I would LOVE to see Blue Rodea.. they are coming back to town soon. Sigh.

Claudia said...

pardon my many typing errors. BLUE RODEO is the main one I will correct hehehe

Suze said...

Mumble..mumble..barry manilow. Did I say that out loud?

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

since my mum was in radio, I used to go to concerts all the time as a kid, and the one I remember the most, was Cliff Richard, singing on rollerskates! Sad, I know!

WrkNProgress said...

Gurl, You seen Morris Day?!?!? He was suppose to marry me!!! lol.

Its me Gurlnexxdoor stopping by...

Melissa said...

You know my first concert was seeing Aerosmith around 5 years ago!

Seeing Prince sounds like a good time.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

The first concert I ever saw was a Garth Brooks concert. That big boy can ROCK! (hee-hee)

CarmenSinCity said...

I think my first concert was George Michael. I also saw Bel Biv Devoe, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. That was fun!

Jeni said...

The Rightous Brothers at Rock Creek Park Arena in D.C. - sometime in the very late 60's, maybe 1970 or 1971 -can't remember exactly when now as I'm lucky I can remember my own name somedays at my advanced age!

WendyB said...

My first concert: Journey!
Woot!

Kelley said...

Culture Club. I was 12 or 13. I was dressed as George with wool plaits in my hair.

I too was convinced that he would spot me in the crowd and fall madly in love with me. I had an extra hurdle to overcome, the fact I had (and still have) breasts and no danglely bits down there.

Oh well, I had a wonderful time and couldn't speak for 2 days from screaming 'George I love you!'.

Kelley

http://magnetoboldtoo.wordpress.com

soumynona said...

That is too funny! I'm sure he spotted you with his 6inch heels on!!

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Hey Diva, If I dont get a chance to visit you again before I leave to Oz, I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas! Hope you have a good one!.

shorty said...

It was Van Halen with Gary Sheron (Sp)mid nineties. It was a gift for my then bf. It was good. After that was Creed. Standing room only, those girls can be mean. I tried like hell to squeeze myself to the front close to the stage, but got stuck about 10 rows away. My Fav concert was Pearl Jam.

Have a great weekend.

Sojourner G said...

Whatchu talkin' bout Diva? I still have those two tone Stacy Adams!

dmarks said...

Just be careful. I hear that Prince is suing people who mention him on their web site!

I saw David Bowie in Toronto. I forget the year, but it was when the "Let's Dance" album had all those hits. It was the "Serious Moonlight Tour"

Claudia: I see your first was David Bowie also. But the one I went to was 11 or so years before yours.

magnoliapeach said...

New Edition Reunion Tour!! And Bobby Brown actually showed up!! One of the best concerts in my life, lol!!

Ms. Behaving said...

Can't remember the name of it [Might have been Reggae Sunsplash or somethin' close to it] where I got to see several reggae music artists namely Beenie Man perform live.

The experience made me NEVER wanna go to a live concert again [and actually, I haven't since].

It was straight madness!!!

Honey-Libra said...

Carl Thomas..why did I think that this was gonna be about how you almost got married or somethign lol

Noe said...

My 1st real concert was MANA (mexican band). it was awesome! we had a great time!

KreativeMix said...

soooooooo fabulous!!!!

ADD mom, wife, sis said...

My first and only concert was Heavy D and the Boys, Salt n Pepa, Dana Dane, Slick Rick...i was 16 and consequently, was my first night checking in a hotel with a boy...heheheh

laughingattheslut said...

We didn't really do concerts. There might have been the occasional outdoor thing at the fair, but that was only cause we were going to the fair anyway.

There was an odd experience of going to see the movie Dune in an almost empty theater, and then having about twelve high school girls jump up and scream every time Sting was on screen.

lisa q. said...

john cougar when he was still john cougar...hurts so good baby! :D

Ann(ie) said...

Tears for Fears. I loved every minute of it!!!!

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Vixen said...

My first concert was Cyndi Lauper. I think I was in 8th grade or so. Prince would have been cool to see and The Time...love the time! :)

I'm a concert Junkie and Prince is still on my list of people to see - IF he did a tour of his old music. We shall see.

Freckle Face Girl said...

I guess it would be one with my mom. I was 13 when she took me to see Hall & Oats. She got free tickets because she was hired as a massage therapist to give Oats a massage before the concert. I know I would have rather seen Prince with a friend.

Mizrepresent said...

Parliament-Funkadelic, and i believe it was 6th or 7th Grade also...man when that Mothership landed in my high school it was on, oh and he had Bootsy Collins with him too! It was the wildest and the coolest concert that i will never ever forget. I saw Prince for the first time 2 years ago, man he doesn't age a bit, and he tore it up.

OC said...

Paula Abdul! With my dad and cousin at an amusement park, of all places!

Rachel said...

Mine was Celine Deon.

I definitely had a mad girl crush on her. And cried throughout.

Don said...

While in elementary, my sister won 2 backstage tickets (radio contest) to see UTFO, New Edition and Jesse Johnson.

First concert I'd ever been to. Loved it to def.

Don said...

I saw Prince for the very first time a little over 3 years ago when he gave out the free CDs w/ tickets. He was very spiritual w/ his music. I enjoyed his show as well.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Mt first one was Depeche mode - okay no judging here - I was young!

Lys said...

I was 4 and my parents took me to see Tony Orlando & Dawn. I don't remember the concert, however my parents said somehow I got away from them during the show and when they found me I was backstage. My father jokes that it was then he knew I'd work in entertainment. My first real concert that I remember was The Jets when I was around 12/13 and got to meet them. And, by 15 I was working in entertainment so the concerts were pretty par for the course :)

Ebonne said...

MC HAMMER... HAMMER DONT HURT EM TOUR... IT WAS BANANAZ

Sheletha said...

My first concert was New Edition...The NE Heartbreak Tour.

I remember my sister bought me tickets for me. Of course this was when she had her first little $30000/yr job, fresh outta college, no kids, not married yet. I was the discretionary income! That was great. Anyway...it was my birthday present along with some bangin leather boots. I thought I was the ...ish, I tell ya!