In this First Concert Ever segment, the alternative rock artist, Frank Zummo, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My parents couldn’t be any more rad for taking me to the most kick-ass & life-changing first concert at 5 years old.
That show was Motley Crue & Ozzy at Nassau Coliseum, NY on January 25, 1984. Here’s a page from my Baby book with the ticket stub! $13.50 for a concert ticket! Wow!
We were literally in the nose bleed seats and when Motley Crue came on, I was watching Tommy Lee, it was a life-changing moment. I knew this is what I was going to do for the rest of my life! I remember that feeling still to this day, crystal clear. I always look to the nosebleed section at every show I play and take a moment to remember that!
The show and production were amazing! It’s incredible to have seen this notorious tour.
The absolute full circle moment was in 2009, I filled in for Tommy Lee on a string of dates on their CrueFest tour, due to a hand injury Tommy had.
My father attended one of those shows and Tommy told the audience the story of my parents taking me to see Motley for my first show. My Father was standing on his seat, high-fiving the crowd. What an incredible moment that I inspire to have with my sons one day!
Video link from that moment:
Rock & Roll!