In this First Concert Ever segment, Jordan White, from the alternative rock band, Jane N’ The Jungle, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
In 1999, my parents took me and my sister to the NSYNC concert in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand as our first concert experience.
They were my favorite boy band at the time and we were pretty big fans.
My parents wanted to make our first concert special and bought us nice outfits like we were going somewhere fancy.
I remember we even got to ride in a limo to the show and I thought we were so cool.
We somehow managed to get seats on the floor about midway back from the stage.
I was in total awe of the show and production and got carried away from the performance.
My mom immediately thought something was off with me because I wasn’t acting like the other girls jumping around singing to the music.
She asked me why I wasn’t acting normal and dancing around but I was frozen in shock.
During the show, I just wanted to watch everything and not miss one moment.
I tried telling her I was enjoying it but she didn’t understand and was upset that I looked like I hated the show.
One of the NSYNC guys flew down by where we were sitting and I was lost in a gaze while the other girls were yelling trying to touch him.
I had a great time and was blown away. I didn’t know how to act at a concert. I didn’t know what was normal or not, I just knew I wanted to see and hear what was happening.
I wanted to hear them sing so I thought it was weird singing to the music.
After the concert, my mom told me that she had never seen anyone act the way I did at a show and thought I was weird.
Later in life, I realized that my deep concentration during shows was actually normal and probably a sign from a young age that concerts and performance was going to be something I wanted to master and do for the rest of my life.