In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop punk/emo band, Four Stars, talks about the story of their first experiences with live music. You can check out the story below:
What’s up DTB! We’re a Pop-Punk band called Four Stars from Chicago. We’ve been longtime fans of DTB so this is a cool experience to be on here. Some people say your first time is supposed to be special, check out what our band had to say about their first concerts. Now gather ‘round, it’s story time!
Aida (Vocals/Guitar): The first time I went to a concert, I was 17 and had saved up money from my summer job to be able to experience live music in person. Some of my favorite bands from Last.FM were playing at The Metro in Chicago and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch them all in one night. It was the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour and I went to see Amely, There For Tomorrow and Every Avenue. I was so impressed with the vocalists from Amely and There For Tomorrow that I felt compelled to try and sing more of their music.This would eventually lead to the discovery of and confidence in my voice.
Mikey (Drums/Vocals): I went out to see Weezer & Panic! At The Disco in 2016 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre for my first concert. I got stuck in line waiting to get a Panic! shirt and missed out on them playing “The Ballad of Mona Lisa,” however I left the line early and was able to see them play “Time To Dance” which was a win for the night. I remember I went back to the lines after the show, one of the tour merch reps said they were out of medium sizes so I bought a large of the shirt I wanted from earlier, went to another line and asked if they had any medium sizes and I was able to swap my shirt out for the right size. I still curse that guy’s name at night, he couldn’t have looked around a little bit more to see if he had any additional sizes left.
Danny (Bass/Vocals): T’was the summer of 2009 and my childhood dreams of seeing blink-182 were finally coming true. I was about 15 or 16 at the time and had managed to score some tickets to their reunion tour with Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (now Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre), the hallowed grounds where Warped Tour would be for the Chicago stops. Blink was the band that inspired me to learn guitar and start a band with my friends while Fall Out Boy, being Chicago natives, was the band we all looked up to at the time. The whole ride there I was calm, cool, and collected but erupted in excitement once I saw the venue. Pretty sure I cried tears of joy for the rest of the night. It was awesome to celebrate the return of blink-182 with my best friends but we were unaware that it would also be Fall Out Boy’s final tour before announcing hiatus soon after. I guess this is growing up.