I saw Chicago when I was in high school -- bad memories -- my boyfriend ended up sitting by some other girl during the concert and I was back on the grass (didn't buy my tickets in time to sit in real seats). During all the romantic songs I pictured him singing along with the other girl. The only other thing I remember from the concert was tons of cigarette smoke.
My second concert was during the Olympics when we saw Creed perform. That was a lot of fun, but very cold.
I'm not really a huge music person. I love all different kinds of music, but I would rather be talking on my cell phone or having complete silence in the car when I'm by myself. When I am driving with my kids we listen to a Sesame Street CD or Scripture Scouts, so it doesn't give me a ton of time to learn the words of popular songs.
Before I was married I probably owned only about 6 or 7 tapes/CD's. I married Matt who was a faithful member of BMG music club for two years and purchased tons of CD's.
Matt used to play this game with me when we were first married. We would be listening to the radio and he would tell me to name the group/singer. The stakes were pretty high -- I'd get a 10 minute back rub if I guessed right! Most of the time he'd end up doing multiple choice because I was clueless.
Honestly, at the concert, Matt had to tell me that Sting was the lead singer for The Police. How embarrassing! I mostly went to the concert for the fabulous people-watching, though. Truly, I've never seen more 40-something women trying to act/dress like they were in their early twenties. I was kind of embarrassed for them. It was a lot of fun to go and my favorite part was hanging out with my best buddy, Matt.
Now this couple won for my favorite people-watching experience! They were right in front of us and danced the entire time. They never even sat down once for a break. We marveled at their dance moves and their ability to not care what the people around them thought. It was very impressive!
We had fun singing along. Matt obviously knew more of the lyrics than I did.
After being at this concert I am now fairly confident that I can recognize any songs by The Police. If Matt ever offers up a 10-minute back rub to guess who sings, "Roxanne," I'll probably get it even without the multiple choice!