Ever been a concert groupie?

  1. Let me know about your wild past. What's the most daring thing you ever did at a concert?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    Good morning Adrie......I never went to a concert growing up. The first concert I ever went to was in my early twenties in Phoenix, AZ where I saw Bill Cosby, Lou Rawls, and Natalie Cole perform at the Tupperware Theatre. It was great!

    Another concert I went to with an old boyfriend was when I lived in Hawaii back in 1988. Kenny G came to town, and put on a heck of a performance with his Sax! I've been in love with Kenny G's music ever since. The concert was held at the Waikiki Outdoor Theatre, and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking.

    I've gone to Christian Concerts since that time, and enjoyed them all: The Gaithers, Sandi Patti, Larnelle Harris.....just to name a few.
  4. by   Stargazer
    I was a big ol' metalhead in high school and college. I went to a lot of concerts, and I always had to be on the wall (security barrier right in front of the band). So I would maneuver and push and squeeze my way in there, sustaining many, many bruises along the way. Of course, I used to drink before and after the concerts, and it's possible I may have--uh--taken a hit off someone else's doobie now and then.

    A girlfriend and I once tried to get backstage at Bon Jovi, until some icky roadie made it clear that the price of admission was some unspecified sexual favor or favors. Uh, no thanks dude. I'll catch Ritchie Sambora some other time.
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    Oh my. I have mellowed out MAJORLY over the years. I don't want to shock you guys with my antics back in the day!
  6. by   adrienurse
    On come on now, we're all grown-ups.
  7. by   NurseDennie
    Heh heh... No. I used to travel WITH the groups and make the arrangements for security and do things to outsmart YOU GUYS.

    I've worked artist relations, security, I even did artists and repertoir for a bit in a label that didn't make it. I was a "handler" as opposed to a "roadie."

    Love

    Dennie
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    On come on now, we're all grown-ups.
    Okay, but keep in mind this was back in my teenage years!

    I was a MAJOR fan of Prince. I'll give the accounting of the second wildest thing I've ever done (don't want to tarnish my angelic image too badly :chuckle). One of my roommates in college had muscular dystrophy. She used an electric wheelchair and had a manual wheelchair as a spare. Too make a long story short, a group of us went to see Prince's Raspberry Beret tour and I went in the manual wheelchair with my legs tied down with fish line so I wouldn't forget and stand up or something. In the wheelchairs, we got first row center seats.
    Well, in the spirit of the concert, we inhaled some unusual substance that was forced upon us in the form of a bong, and off we went, gleefully to see his royal badness. As is the usual case in the front row of Prince's concerts, same unusual inhalable substance was a thick fog. Needless to say, when Prince went into his hip-gyrating performance of "International Lover" I got overly excited, stood up in the wheelchair, and promptly toppled over on my face with said wheelchair falling on top of me.

    Ahh, my fall was not in vain! His royal badness asked if I was allright, waved and blew a kiss at me, and ALL WAS WELL!!

    The days of my youth...
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN

    Okay, but keep in mind this was back in my teenage years!

    I was a MAJOR fan of Prince. I'll give the accounting of the second wildest thing I've ever done (don't want to tarnish my angelic image too badly :chuckle). One of my roommates in college had muscular dystrophy. She used an electric wheelchair and had a manual wheelchair as a spare. Too make a long story short, a group of us went to see Prince's Raspberry Beret tour and I went in the manual wheelchair with my legs tied down with fish line so I wouldn't forget and stand up or something. In the wheelchairs, we got first row center seats.
    Well, in the spirit of the concert, we inhaled some unusual substance that was forced upon us in the form of a bong, and off we went, gleefully to see his royal badness. As is the usual case in the front row of Prince's concerts, same unusual inhalable substance was a thick fog. Needless to say, when Prince went into his hip-gyrating performance of "International Lover" I got overly excited, stood up in the wheelchair, and promptly toppled over on my face with said wheelchair falling on top of me.

    Ahh, my fall was not in vain! His royal badness asked if I was allright, waved and blew a kiss at me, and ALL WAS WELL!!

    The days of my youth...
    I AM A MAJOR FAN OF PRINCE! :kiss You are soooooo lucky to have seen him! Ahhhhhhhh....like him in the movie "Purple Rain". :blushkiss
  10. by   LasVegasRN
    I got a chance to meet his royal badness backstage during the Purple Rain tour, but that's a story I will not post here.
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Oh LOL you kill me LVRN!!

    Well, at least you fell down when you got out of the wc. It really made the whole thing more legit-looking.

    Just larffing and larffing thinking about that.

    Love

    Dennie
  12. by   NurseDennie
    PS - I imagine a bunch of people rallied around to help you - did anybody have any comments about the fishing line?

    LOL LOL LOL

    Love

    Dennie
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    PS - I imagine a bunch of people rallied around to help you - did anybody have any comments about the fishing line?

    LOL LOL LOL

    Love

    Dennie
    :chuckle, well, we decided on the fishing line since it was clear and not easily seen. It was wrapped around my ankles and the foot rests so I really looked ridiculous falling out like that! It was dark so the security guards and guys that ran over to get me up never noticed it.

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