Join us as Alive In Stone's Bryan Phillips tells you about his first concert.


In this First Concert Ever segment, Bryan Phillips, of the cemetery pop band, Alive In Stone, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story below:

So the first concert I ever went to was No Warning, Trust Company and Papa Roach at the House of Blues when I was 15 years old. There was a rule in my household, no concerts until you are 15 or in the first year of high school. I remember just being surrounded by all these adults in this big venue. The background music stopped and the lights dimmed and I remember the rush of my heart dropping and the storm was beginning. No Warning, who is basically a hardcore band who at the time had more of a more mainstream direction, took the stage and I didn't know what I was in for.

Ben Cooke, the lead singer goes "alright motherfuckers I wanna see some carnage and let's open this pit up" and me being a pretty physical kid who played football and was dying for my first mosh pit driven by pure young adrenaline I jump in immediately and remember slipping on the beer soaked floor and being winded with all these adults but also being picked up when I fell and enjoying this culture it was this great feeling of unity. There were some "backwoods boys" who thought it was cool when I was so young. They gave me a pinch of Vanilla Skoal and my head was spinning hahaha. No Warning is one of the reasons I am partial to ardcore today even though it's not very present in our music.

Trust Company played. They were amazing. I didn't wear earplugs back then because I thought it was a badge of honor to have major tinnitus at the end of a show smh. Then Papa Roach took the stage, Jacoby was an absolute maniac, he was jumping of the second story they were tight as as all hell, and he did this thing that he said he admired when he saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers once where the men take off their shirts and swing them. Then we crowd surfed his massive body, (he's a tall guy actually) through the whole crowd and it was just this feeling like "I need to find some way to do this the rest of my life". On the way home my parents picked me up and I rode home just with this feeling of "I did it, my first real show". I loved every second of it.

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