Join us as Sick Enough talks about their first concert experiences.


In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop punk band, Sick Enough, talks about the story of their first experiences with live music. You can check out the story below:

Eddy (Singer/Guitarist) - My first concert was Projekt Revolution 2007. It was the summer going into 8th grade, and I had recently discovered my all-time favorite band, My Chemical Romance. I begged my parents to take me and a couple of friends from middle school. I also remember that being my chance to go into my local Hot Topic for the first time ever to buy an MCR tee for the show. My parents thought the store was scary so they wouldn't let me go in. Looking back, the lineup was unbelievable - The Bled, Saosin, Mindless Self Indulgence, HIM, Taking Back Sunday, MCR, and Linkin Park. MCR's "The Black Parade" was fairly fresh and Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" just dropped earlier that summer. Chester did a 20-second scream at the end of "Given Up" and it absolutely blew my mind! I'll always cherish the fact that I got to see him perform before we lost him. I also witnessed my first-ever mosh pit during the Bled's set, which was cool!

Jared (Bass) - My first show was a rad local music festival called “Dub Fest” in Hollywood, FL. It mainly featured ska, reggae, and punk bands, and I think it was in 2009 which would’ve made me 13 years old. My friends and I finally got to see all these legendary artists we were super into at the time, like Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Goldfinger, and Reel Big Fish to name a few. It was the first time I ever crowd-surfed which was obviously extremely cool for a middle schooler. Because there were also a few great local bands that played, that show really cemented my love for live music and motivated me to be a part of my local scene. A couple of years later, I started my very first band with a few of the same friends I went to Dub Fest and the rest was history.

David (Drums) - First concert was Between the Buried and Me in 2014 at Revolution Live. I went with a good friend of mine, Sam. We’d gotten into the band over our summer break after graduating high school. I didn’t know what to expect really, but I knew, considering the band's progressive metal style, there were going to be some crazy moments. The show was incredible with lots of different genres of bands on the bill. My favorite of them was Deafheaven. After seeing the way they captured the energy of the crowd and the intensity of their performance I was hooked. BTBAM ended the night with a flawless performance and I happily spent about half my paycheck on merch after the show.

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