***RAI*** (Random Act of iTunes!)

today i purchased tickets to see lyle lovett this summer

after i checked out
i received an email
that told me
that they wanted to give me
there they were . . .
the three little codes to enter
to redeem free music
even cooler

guess what?
i want to give those songs to YOU, dear reader!

so, leave a comment
telling me the first concert you ever went to
and on friday morning,
i will pick a name

and forward my three free iTunes
to you!
to redeem any old way you choose!

(confession: my first concert ever was in the 6th grade . . . New Kids on the Block . . . does that date me or what!?!?!
for my 16th birthday, i was able to take a bunch of girlfriends to go see The Steve Miller Band . . . that, my friends, was my first exposure to pot . . . it was being smoked by the adults on the blanket next to us who were our parents ages. it was really wierd.)



Blogger april said...

Very cool RAK!!!

I really don't remember which concert was my first, but I think it was a John Michael Montgomery free concert for the Derby Festival in Louisville. What's sad is that I knew all the words to his song 'hey pretty lady' (i think).

It's been at least 10 years and I still know the words:
hey pretty lady won't you give me a sign, i'd do anything to make you mine all mine, i'd do your biddin' and be at your beck'n call....Am I a geek or what?

10:33 PM, June 19, 2007  
Blogger RachelDenbow said...

Oh, since I wasn't allowed to listen to any music but Contemporary Christian as a young teen, my first concert was Steven Curtis Chapman. I remember a story he told about the inspiration for the song, ' Remember Your Chains'...I totally had a crush on him.
The best concerts I've ever been to, and both with Brett, were Over the Rhine in Dallas, TX and U2 in St. Louis, MO. The first was in a small pub in Deep Ellum and was so intimate and beautiful and tender. The last was from a distance in the nosebleed section but was intense and exciting.
By the way, if I get picked, Brett will totally steal it.

11:47 PM, June 19, 2007  
Blogger Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

My first concert was Amy Grant (with "Speical Guest" Michael W. Smith) at Louisville Gardens in 1984. It was her Straight Ahead Tour. I loved it. It was amazing. I was so excited. My whole family went.

8:44 AM, June 20, 2007  
Anonymous Dave Huff said...

My brother and I went to see Don Henley many moons ago and managed to push our way to the front of the stage. About half way through the show a couple of the back-up singer gals start waving my direction and I notice one mouth, "Get him a backstage pass". Of course, my fragile 15-year-old self-esteem meter shot through the roof... that is, until the ride home (from mom)when my brother says, "the back-up girls tried to get me a back-stage pass!" We argued about who they were looking at the whole way (there was no question in my mind as I was totally a year and a half older) - it never dawned on us that some dude with a god-like physique, who was actually of age and not suffering from pubescent pimples was probably standing directly behind us. That false sense of machismo served me well, until Andrea Zerwick dumped me for Eric Mansfield and brought me back to Earth. Still stings a bit...

9:46 AM, June 20, 2007  
Blogger Gary & Aly Rowe said...

I wasn't allowed to go to concerts, my parents thought they were dangerous! Apparently hanging out till 2am with my 17 year old boyfriend in his basement was much less fearful to them...

Anyhoo..in Jr. year of college, I "snuck" to three concerts in one week! My first was Tom Petty, the second was Billy Joel/Elton John, and the third was the Grateful Dead!

1:06 PM, June 20, 2007  
Anonymous Kelly said...

i really can't believe i'm going to say this out loud...but, well, um...there's really no denying it...i have to own this fully when i say it...because somehow, though it sounds pathetic now, well, it appeared much less so at the time...and, well...enough already...

michael bolton

8:20 AM, June 21, 2007  
Blogger Jody said...

Very fun. Love reading these comments here. =) Great memories evoked, I'm sure!
As for me...I too was a 'church-girl' and went to lots of concerts at small churches, large churches and fair grounds and camps. Can't really remember what my first concert was, but my first "real concert" where I went with a friend and not my family and actually went to the Target Center and paid for the ticket with my own money, was Amy Grant's "Hope Set High" tour. I remember thinking I could have bought two CD's of hers for the price of admission...and I wished I'd done that instead. Not that it was a bad concert...I was just all about stretching my dollars back then. And one night of music = hours of music in my cd player. I'm still chaep when it comes to concert-going. I'd much rather buy the music. =)
Hope you have fun at the Lyle Lovett concert! Fun, scrappy pictures to come. I hope. =)

9:21 AM, June 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Loved your post and wanted to say hello! I too have treasured tickets to see Lyle this summer here in Albuquerque - can I tell you how hard it is to find a friend to go and appreciate the sheer artistry? I'm surrounded by Philistines...but I digress. The first concert I remember isn't a real one, but a sweet one nonetheless - for some reason Rich Mullins came to my church sometime in the 80s & played for a small crowd. I loved it when he did "Faith without works... about as useless as a screen door on a submarine" because he and the 2 other guys shuffled a bunch of cups around as added entertainment.

from down under,

10:11 AM, June 21, 2007  
Blogger Candice P.J. said...

Stone Temple Pilots my senior year of high school. I fell in love with Scott Weiland's dancing that night...

9:51 PM, June 21, 2007  

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