Join us as Roslyn Witter tells you the story of her first concert.


In this First Concert Ever segment, the country pop artist, Roslyn Witter, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story below:

The year was 2005, and Hilary Duff's "Metamorphosis" album was on HEAVY rotation on my silver Sony Walkman. I would race home from school daily to get my homework done before the daily rerun of Lizzie McGuire aired on the Disney Channel. Not only was I obsessed with Hilary Duff, I wanted to BE Hilary Duff. I dressed like her, talked like her, and tried to sing like her. My 10th birthday was extra special because my parents spoiled me with the best present of all time: tickets to Hilary’s concert in my hometown of Hamilton, ON.

It was my first concert experience, and I went all out for it. My mom helped me make a sign stating my love for Hilary. I dreamed that she would see it from the stage and call me out of the audience to sing with her. This dream didn’t come true, but my parents did have another gift in store for me that day. When we arrived at Copps Coliseum, we were ushered into a small room backstage. It was full of girls my age, many of them wearing the exact same Lizzie McGuire t-shirt I was wearing, but none of them holding a six foot sign.

Escorted by bodyguards, there she was. I imagined she would be larger than life, but she was no taller than my 10 year old self. In a room full of young fans, I was the ONLY one who screamed when she walked out. Because of my enthusiasm, she came right up to me and complimented me on my sign. Our interaction was very brief, but it made seeing her out on the big stage minutes later even more surreal. I belted every word to every song, and it really gave me the “bug” for live music. I will never forget that day, everything about it was thrilling. There really is nothing more fun than being in the same room as one of your favourite artists and admiring them up on stage.

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