Join us as Vented reveals their first concert stories.


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

Gergo Hajer:
Oh this is so nostalgic for me. I clearly remember how much I was into death metal when I was around 11 years old. Since I hadn't been to a live concert at that time, I was very excited when I saw that Morbid Angel's tour was coming to Budapest, Hungary. The support act was the phenomenal Krisiun from Brazil. I was totally blown away by the news, so I immediately started persuading my mother to let me go to the concert. Needless to say, she wasn't bursting with joy. Hahaha.

Regardless of the fact that she is an ex-metalhead, rather lenient Mother, she said that I was too young for metal concerts, so I should wait a few more years. I was like “a few more years?!” It seemed like an eternity… Finally she said that I could go to the concert if she can come with me. So there was no other option but to go to a death metal concert with my mom! Hahaha. The security guards laughed so hard when they let us into the venue, but I didn’t care. I was only interested in seeing and hearing these bands blasting death metal right to my face loud. I guess it was a key moment in my life when I decided that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Sean Zatorsky:
My first concert was the Eagles Hell Freezes Over in 93-94. Which was more of a youthful experience in which you are forced to attend.

I enjoyed the show thoroughly, but i wouldn’t count it as my first “real show”. My first actual metal show was Lallapalooza 96.

(Metallica, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Melvins, etc.)

I was about 13-ish, and my step dad actually knew a guy who ran promotion for the show. He eventually was able to get us free tickets to go, but my mom wouldn't let me go alone.

She said we could go only if she could come with us. So there I was, my best friend, my mom and I.  The concert was unbelievable. To see Rage and Soundagarden in their prime, was unreal.

And Metallica was untouchable that night. Load had released about 2 weeks earlier, and not only did we get to see those songs, but a slew of other classics; when the band was still young and vibrant. I remember losing one of my contact lenses that night, and i ended up watching the end of the show with one eye closed. Another memory that stuck with me was watching a drunk guy scream when Rage was playing ”FUCK YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!” Right in front of my mom!!! Hahaha. This is a key moment in my life when i realized, that I wanted to be on that stage and make music for others to enjoy, as so many have done for us.

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