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?
  1. Van Morrison performing the entirety of Astral Weeks at the Hollywood Bowl, 2008
    This album slays me every time. Hearing it live, under the stars, made me cry.
  2. Amy Winehouse at The Roxy, 2007
  3. Elvis Costello at The El Rey, 2008
    At midnight, after his concert at the bowl.
  4. Prince at The Forum, 2011
  5. Echo and the Bunnymen at the Paradise Club, 1999
    I 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.
  6. David Byrne and St. Vincent at The Greek, 2012
  7. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at La Cita, 2009
    A few months before their first album was released. There was a fun magic of everyone there sensing they were about to be "a thing"
  8. Weezer at Jones Beach Amphitheater, 2001
    This 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.
  9. Daft Punk at Coachella, 2006
  10. Leonard Cohen at Coachella, 2009
    My mom named me for his song, after all.
  11. Antony and the Johnsons in Paris, 2012
  12. Bob Dylan in Prospect Park, 2008
    Not his best performance, but a special place to see him.
  13. Jon Brion at Largo
    Old Largo and new Largo ♥️️
  14. Boston Pops, 4th of July 2002
    I worked this one, as a local CBS intern. First time my name appeared on TV in the credits of something.
  15. The Music of David Lynch at the United Artists Theatre, 2015
  16. Patti Smith at the United Artists Theatre, 2015
    Forgot to add this one. She is a goddess.
  17. This list is getting too long, so I'm going to cut myself off. But please feel free to add your own! x
  18. 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