In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop artist, SJUR, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
A couple of months before the concert my roommate at the time surprised me with tickets to Muse, which was our favorite band. Since my birthday was coming up, I understood that the tickets were my birthday gift, but it was an even greater surprise when I saw that the day of the concert was on my actual birthday!
We were poor students at the time, so we had to travel 8 hours by train to Oslo. My plan was to sleep on the way over, but all too excited to get any.
We dropped our bags off at a friend’s place before we left for the concert. When we got to the venue, Oslo Spektrum, I remember asking myself how it was possible building such a huge production. They had three towers looking like buildings all the way from the stage to the roof. After “The Horrors” had done a great warmup set, the lights dimmed down, and you could hear a faint humming tone getting louder and louder. The crowd started cheering, and suddenly, boom. The three towers we had been staring at for the last hour started to lower down to the rhythmic intro of “Uprising” with the band members on top. I still get chills thinking about that moment. We knew every song throughout the whole concert and when they finished off with “Knights of Cydonia” I had lost my voice.
This was my first big concert, and probably the best one so far!