I have had a passion for music all my life. I was eleven months old when my love of music was discovered. We were at a party, and I wanted to be set down. A dude started playing the guitar, and I crawled over to him. I pulled myself into a standing position, using his leg. Then I stood there holding onto his leg and I watched him play, and dancing to the music.
When I was two my main jams were Alvin and The Chipmunks’ Christmas album and anything Barney sang. Now from gangster rap to garage rock, as long as it is good, I like it. When people ask me what music I like, I always say, “I like good music.” I stole that saying from my mom, because this describes exactly how I feel about music. I won’t lie and tell you that I enjoy all genres of music. Some of these atrocities (I’m just kidding) include country, bubblegum pop, and any music that screams at me. I don’t mind being screamed at a bit, but music that seems to be designed to bring on profound emotion by bringing great discomfort to my ears is not my cup of tea. I also find it interesting that, most of these people have a pretty good life. I don’t hear any screaming music from kids in refugee camp. I think I’m done with this little rant, so I will be moving on.
Although I love music, until Friday, May 8, 2015 I had never been to a concert before. I went to the 93.3 Summer Kickoff Concert, and it was certainly an experience. I went with my friend Pablo and some of his friends. Pablo and his friends are from Mexico; Spanish is their native language, and go figure, they spoke Spanish almost the whole time. Before the concert we went to a friend’s house for a pregame party. There were around thirty Spanish speakers and me, needless to say, I was lost. (Side note, as of Saturday, May 9, 2015 I am considering learning Spanish). Luckily we went to the concert around nine and I met up with some friends who, like me, are native English speakers. We saw Jason Derulo, Pitbull, and David Guetta. It was hectic, loud, and really, really fun. After the concert was over, we left and got Tex-Mex. After that we found an afterparty, and went home around 4am. It was definitely time to call it a night.
It’s a good thing I like concerts because I am going to Primavera Sound in Spain at the end of May. Primavera Sound is one of the biggest music festivals in the world and it happens to be going on at the same time I am traveling to Barcelona. In 2009 there were over one hundred thousand attendees. It will be a lot bigger than the 93.3 Summer Kickoff Concert. I hope it will be as fun. I am going to Spain with my parents and a friend. I’m really glad I will have a friend, no offence mom and dad, but I’m pretty sure this will make the concert at least a bit more fun. I will absolutely be posting about Primavera so just expect to see that soon.
My first concert was with Spanish speakers. My next concert will be in Spain. Maybe I will always go to concerts with people who speak Spanish. That would be okay, because I learned that my Spanish speaking friends enjoy music as much as I do.