The People’s Thieves – FIRST CONCERT EVER
In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock band, The People’s Thieves, talks about their first experiences with live music.
In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock band, The People’s Thieves, talks about their first experiences with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
Being a three-piece band, we each bring different influences to the table for our own collective sound. We decided to each write about our own individual first concert experiences because it’s a great way to identify just a few of those early influences.
Brent – My first concert was the Big Ass Show in SLC when I was 15. I went with 3 buddies to see Madina Lake, Jimmy Eat World, Social Distortion, The Used, and Sum 41.
During Sum 41’s set, they pulled me up on stage. I got to spend the rest of the show sitting next to Steveo and looking out at the crowd mostly. Being on that stage and watching people scream the lyrics back was one of the greatest things I’ve ever felt. Ever since then, all I’ve wanted was to be on stage with people singing my lyrics back to me.
Jackson – When I was 15 years old, I had the chance to see Linkin Park at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. I grew up bumping hybrid theory in the car with my older brother, and to get to actually see them in person with that same brother was insane! To this day, I can still remember Chester with one foot up on the stage monitor screaming Faint while we lost our damn minds!
Dallan – Surprisingly, I didn’t go to a concert until I was 19 years old. My first one happened to be a single-day festival called Earthfest in Salt Lake City, Utah. The line-up was pretty diverse – including Cobra Starship, Iyaz, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls – but I primarily went to see All Time Low. My friends and I had just about every song of theirs memorized through high school.
The show was in the middle of downtown SLC, and All Time Low made the most of the venue by interacting with random people who were watching the show from neighboring hotel rooms and apartments. At one point, Alex Gaskarth had a full conversation with a couple of girls hanging out of an apartment window! They climbed all over the stacks on stage, bras were hanging all over their mic stands, and they just looked like they owned that stage for their entire set.
I had no dreams of becoming a musician at that point, but now I look back on their performance and stage presence and hope to own stages just like they did that night.