Tell about your first Incubus concert and why you decided it wasn't the last. Or what do you expect of your first Incubus concert.
Mine was in 2008, I was 17 (going 18 on August) and I told my dad that my first concert was sacred that it had to be one of my favorite bands which was at the time: Pearl Jam, Green Day (old stuff), and of course Incubus. I couldn't go to the first concert of 2005 of Incubus so you could imagine the happiness I felt when I read that they were going to come back to Venezuela. To be my first concert ever was beyond amazing, that day I decided that was an experience I wanted to live again and again, so I made a tradition to at least go to a live concert each year. I knew I enjoyed so much I had to see them again to repair the damage of missing the first concert here. It was summer of 2009 when my dad told me "we are going to USA!!" with a weird dance he did..... That was a huge awesome birthday gift from them but I always check for bands tours whenever we are planning to travel. August 25th is my birthday and well after checking for that day a concert I came across to a really awesome band playing in Dallas, Texas August 22nd of 2009 :) I scream, I thank, I run, I shake, I jump, then i took a breath, and spend like 120 $ on two tickets to see Incubus in a foreign country. That day I considered myself a true Incubus fan and made a fan out of my dad.
Oh yeah something I notice on that trip, a Venezuelan will be a Venezuelan where ever you put him/her. After the Dallas concert I told my dad that I needed a souvenir, I saw this t-shirt with Brandon's artwork which I felt in love with so we go buy it but we cut in line, like we make our own line. It was so natural to us to do that, we even notice afterwards haha but being true to my roots gave me the last t-shirt with that design. Really happy our criollo was out and proud that night :D
Both concerts mark a new phase in my life thats why I wont stop going to Incubus concert and because they are such a great band and really cool with their fans. So thank you, Incubus and of course Ren :)
So I will never forget April 16th 2008 nor August 22nd 2009, how about you?
So can't resist this topic. I'm a relative newbie. My first show was on the M&M tour. August 5th, 2009, Radio City Music Hall. When I think back on it it’s a miracle I even made it. I purchased tickets 1 month before the show. I attempted to purchase on line and was given a message that there were no tickets available. I was beside myself and kept thinking..."NO! This can't be!" I called up Ticketmaster directly. God must have been on my side because my Ticketmaster rep was an Incubus fan as well. He worked ever so hard to get me tickets. We stood on the phone for a good 30 minutes, discussing the band, their music as we waited for his computer screen to continually refresh. Finally he found 2 available seats, not the best but what the hell did I care. I was going. That's all that mattered.
I spent the next 4 weeks elbow deep in Incubus' sound awaiting the moment I'd hear them play live. August 5th rolled around and I was so excited I felt I'd jump out of my skin. Everything about that night was rich, vibrant, grand. The historic art deco themed venue, the way the sound bounced off the carpeted space- fantastic acoustics - the kick ass set list that only a greatest hits compilation tour could bless you with, the energy of the crowd, no longer an unseen force....it was palpable. It had substance. It shimmered and settled on your skin, penetrating your pores, bringing you to life. Yes...that is what it felt like....coming ALIVE.
Needless to say it was the best concert experience of my life. I drank about 3 Jack and cokes, screamed and sang my ass off. I left that night on an Incubus high despite the fact that I walked away with battle scars: an aching throat with no voice to speak of, bruises on my thighs from pressing my legs against the seat in front of me, a blister on my right index finger from holding my lit lighter a tad too long just before the encore..oh and yeah the tips of a few of my fingers were purple from clapping so hard. All in all though....it was a most memorable night. I swore it would not be the last time I'd see them live. And it won't be. The boys and I have a date come this September. :D
My first one was actually just last week. I used to live far away from our country's capital city, and I was devastated when I missed their concert here in 2004 by a few weeks. Then I moved to the capital, but had to go home for some reason and missed their next concert in 2007. So when they announced that they were coming over, I knew I had to go. Well, actually, I had second thoughts since I have a big trip coming up and I need to save up for it. But my brother absolutely wanted to go, so I finally bought tickets a few days before the show.
When they came on stage, I immediately wished I'd gotten better seats. They were AMAZING, even from a distance. At first, I thought they were playing something pre-recorded, but then the lights came on and there they were! I was awestruck. The songs brought me back to my teenage days, when I listened to Incubus in high school and college. I had a blast singing along to songs I'd grown up with. FINALLY I'd gotten to see them live! And I vowed to go again next time, with better seats.
I think it was '06 maybe '07, but it was the tour after Light Grenades came out. It was in Dallas, TX with my cousin and we almost didn't get a chance to go. The show was amazing ever though we were on the lawn and I ended up falling down the hill. I made a couple of friends and love Incubus just as much as I do.