What was your first concert?
Haha, the first KISS Reunion tour - 1996
What year was it and how old were you?
I was twelve.
Have you ever had to go to a concert with a parent, and were you embarrassed about it?
I've been to concerts with other people's parents, but they were usually parents who acted like their kids' "friends."
What other concerts have you been to?
Wow. I don't even know that I could remember them all.
What concerts do you want to see that you haven't?
I've actually been very lucky, and seen all of my favorite bands. Well, seeing Fiona would be good.
Have you seen any bands more than once? Who are they, and how many times?
Cursive - 6
Nine Inch Nails - 5
Mike Park, Darkest Hour, and, uh, another band - 4
Murder by Death - 2
A Perfect Circle - 2
KISS - 2
Creed (hah) - 2
Blood Brothers - 2
And probably more opening bands, etc, that I don't remember right now.
Have you ever met any bands, and if so, who?
Hmm. Funnily enough, I've not yet met Trent Reznor. I've been in the same room as the rest of the band, but I don't think I introduced myself or anything. Anyway: All of Cursive (that was fun), all of Murder by Death, I have a special fondness for the drummer from Darkest Hour - he dedicated a song to my boyfriend and me. Also the drummer from - that band whose name still escapes me. I've talked to a bunch other, but those are the ones that stick out. Oh, and at least a few people have been to my house when I was younger - I think a member of Great White, and one of Whitesnake.
Do you have an signed memorabilia from shows, and if so, what?
I don't really do that, no. I do have some signed photos from movie stars, but that's a whole different bulletin. Wait! I do have a hat signed from the bassist of Aerosmith, but my sister got that for me. And of course she owns tons of stuff signed by Ace Frehley.
Do you buy something (other than your ticket, of course) when you see shows?
Not big shows (the merch costs a ton) but when I was twelve I bought a KISS Army bandanna. And I've bought a few murder by death shirts, and at least one Cursive shirt, at a show.
What is the most you've ever paid for concert tickets, and who were they for?
Probably 50 bucks. For NIN, always. Oh, and I guess the Coachella tickets were 80 bucks, but considering the amount of bands, meh. ]
Have you ever won concert tickets, and if so, for what concert?
Not that I can recall. I've GIVEN out tickets on the air, though.
What is the best concert you've ever been to?
Hmmm. Second night of Cursive being in Orlando really sticks out there. Also the first time I saw NIN (in Lakeland, 2000). Oooh, and the whole Coachella experience was awesome.
Other shows: WTF does this mean?
What is the worst?
Hmmm. I would have to say the second time I saw Creed (they were but one band on a large bill).
How far is the furthest you've traveled to see a concert?
Probably Indio, California (from Florida). We were going to see Deftones /Dredg in Idaho, but they cancelled. And Philly is relatively far from Florida as well.
What is your favorite concert venue?
I love the Social, just because of how intimate it is.
Do you save your ticket stubs?
Yeah, but I've been worse at keeping it up over the years.
What is some random fact about you and your concert-going?
I've goten so used to seeing little indie bands that seeing an arena show last night really threw me off. Also, I reeally like first row, though last night was the first time I've tried it at an arena show.
What is your fondest concert memory? Wow. That's a hard one. Chez ETS was a ball, Tim coming up and hugging Greg after the Cursive show, Darkest Hour dedicating a song to Greg and me, I suppose being front row barrier last night will be up there, and the SOMETHING'S GONNA GET BROKEN moment...And of course I have a fondness for the first time I saw nin, for several reasons.
Do you have any concerts coming up? Just saw NIN last night. There's a concert coming up in November that I'm looking forward to, and then supposedly there's going to be another nin leg in January, but I think the "season" is winding down.