In this First Concert Ever segment, the singer-songwriter, Mokita, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My parents didn’t really go to concerts when I was growing up. We had music around the house and a piano, but they weren’t showgoers, so I didn’t start going to shows until I was in college. The first concert I remember buying tickets to was Switchfoot in Charlottesville, VA. At the time, I was living in Asheville, NC; my best friend Caleb and I were big fans of Switchfoot and frontman Jon Foreman. I owned this blue Isuzu Rodeo, and we took out the back seats to put in a twin mattress because we were too broke for a hotel room. It was a 6-hour drive. So, we left in the morning, got there early (because we were so pumped), and just walked around until doors. I’ll never forget the show itself because it was in this amphitheater with a balcony. It was just this beautiful venue, and we stood in the front the whole time. My voice gave out about halfway through the concert from yelling the whole time. After the show, I remember being so inspired that I couldn’t wait to get home and start writing music. We ate a Waffle House after the show, and we slept terribly in the back of Isuzu that night. Super memorable weekend, and just writing about this makes me wanna go throw a bed in the back of my car and drive to another show.