Most Meaningful Concerts
Doesn't matter if I'm right up front or in the nosebleed seats... There's just something emotional about being one tiny person in a crowd, but part of a singular shared moment. It's both seductive and comforting. At least to me :) Was anyone else at any of these?
- •Van Morrison performing the entirety of Astral Weeks at the Hollywood Bowl, 2008This album slays me every time. Hearing it live, under the stars, made me cry.
- •Amy Winehouse at The Roxy, 2007
- •Elvis Costello at The El Rey, 2008At midnight, after his concert at the bowl.
- •Prince at The Forum, 2011
- •Echo and the Bunnymen at the Paradise Club, 1999I won these tickets on the radio in high school. Lied and said I was 18. My friend and I were definitely the only teenage girls there.
- •David Byrne and St. Vincent at The Greek, 2012
- •Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at La Cita, 2009A few months before their first album was released. There was a fun magic of everyone there sensing they were about to be "a thing"
- •Weezer at Jones Beach Amphitheater, 2001This must have been like two weeks after 9/11. My first month at college. I drove out to Jones Beach with some new (now old) friends from my dorm.
- •Daft Punk at Coachella, 2006
- •Leonard Cohen at Coachella, 2009My mom named me for his song, after all.
- •Antony and the Johnsons in Paris, 2012
- •Bob Dylan in Prospect Park, 2008Not his best performance, but a special place to see him.
- •Jon Brion at LargoOld Largo and new Largo ♥️️
- •Boston Pops, 4th of July 2002I worked this one, as a local CBS intern. First time my name appeared on TV in the credits of something.
- •The Music of David Lynch at the United Artists Theatre, 2015
- •Patti Smith at the United Artists Theatre, 2015Forgot to add this one. She is a goddess.
- •This list is getting too long, so I'm going to cut myself off. But please feel free to add your own! x
- •Arcade Fire at the Troubadour, must've been 2004 or 2005. My memory already fails me.I made my mom go with me because I was 14. They were such a big band in such a small room, and like you said about Edward Sharpe, everyone there knew what they were watching was special. Funeral had just been released. Six months later, my mom and I saw them again at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for David Byrne. Quite a quick jump.Suggested by @samboyd