I love music! I enjoy listening to music, singing along (privately) to music, and of course dancing to music. With this love of music, one would assume that I've made it a point to see people in concert. Sadly, that is not the case. I've actually not been to many concerts due to a number of reasons. The most obvious being that I grew up in Chiang Mai which made it hard to see popular North American artists. The other reason is that when I lived in California, I was a broke college student, so I had to pick and choose where to spend my money and going to a concert just wasn't as high on the list as going out to eat! :)
Many people would find it sad, but I can count on one hand how many concerts I've been to and most of them aren't that impressive. My first concert was when I was in middle school. My family went to a Kenny Rogers concert in Chiang Mai. Yup. The one time a North American artist comes to town and it was Kenny Rogers. Seriously?!? In high school, I went to a couple of Thai concerts with friends. They were fun, but only Thais would know who the artists are so I can't even name drop! When I lived in Cali I saw only one concert, a Powerhouse concert in 2004, with my friend Lisa. I think it did a good job of making up for all the lost opportunities as there were a lot of different artists including the Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Ludacris, Big Boi from OutKast, and a few others.
My most recent concert experience was this past Valentine's Day. Matt got us tickets to go and watch Janet Jackson in Hong Kong! I was super excited for the show as I haven't been to many and I do love Janet Jackson. I remember listening to her albums as a teenager and even watching her Velvet Rope concert video with friends and learning all of her dance moves. Ahh....what wonderful memories! Anyways, the concert was fun and we had a good time singing along to the songs and standing up and dancing with the crowds.