We are launching a new series for our FunFeatures called "BEST." In advance, we will poll selected people to share their response to a particular question, for example: "What is your favorite restaurant?" Museum? Bible verse? You will see this series mix with the destination articles, charity highlights and other articles we write for Mondays!
Today we start with asking our pioneering friends this question:
WHAT IS THE BEST CONCERT YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED?
Amarillo native, Molly is mother to Phoebe (1), wife of Spencer Caviness and is a Development Specialist for the Children's Miracle Network.
I think it would be the Avett Brothers at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. It is definitely because of the venue and company. We went last summer with all of my siblings and their spouses. The weather was perfect and the band was amazing... I always am more crazy about a band after seeing them live. Nothing like it!
Owner Braxton Paul and Wade Gordon Salons and the Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy, married and father of two
Have to say I've seen a lot of amazing talented artist perform. Everything from Geoff Tate -Queensryche, who's vocals are mind blowing to The Eagles. Along with Special Effex a jazz band we saw in California in the 90s. But if I'm asked about the best concert I have to say it wasn't about the talent of the band (even though they were) it was about watching my 9yr old son Braxton rock out at his first concert and his favorite band at the time. The band was Skillet and they "rocked our faces off" or atleast that's what my son said!
Moreland is 32, single with a great head of hair
The following summer and almost every summer after for the next 5 years, my father and I have attended a Phish concert together. It is sort of our summer vacation. We have shared so many great memories. We have been to Austin, Dallas, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Red Rocks, and as far east as Massachusetts to see Phish play. All great memories are shared. My dad has never been a typical Phish fan per se, but the atmospheric wonder that embodies each show connects us on a level where music is felt and not just heard.
Jewelry consultant and owner of Jo Latham Jewelry inside Et Cetera, Jo lives in Brooklyn, NY with husband Benson and children Arch, Julia and George
I can't say I have been to a lot of concerts but I can say I have been to some spectacular concerts...The common denominator of the BEST concerts I have been to have all occurred in outdoor venues. There is just something very free and very fun about listening to music in an outdoor space. I toyed with which one of these to go with but I have to settle on my first concert ever...WHAM! at the Southern Star Amphitheatre inside of Astroworld in Houston, Texas. WHAAt the time I was completely obsessed with both Andrew Ridgley and George Michael...like swooning obsessed. I unabashedly wrote WHAM very prominently on the side of my face in eyeliner, put on my best Genera outfit and off we went. Who knows if that concert would stand the test of time but it was my first bit of freedom doing exactly what I wanted to do, listening to the band I liked the best at the time and it will forever be frozen in time in my mind as the BEST.CONCERT.EVER.
Luke is a CPA partner at Lemert, Holder & Ohm with a passion for music. He tricked his wife Becca into marrying him 12 years ago and they have two children: Rowan (9) and Lila (6)
Being a total music addict/songwriter, I have seen a lot of great shows over the years. I can't really think back and find anything better than the most recent concert that I saw in Lubbock - AWOLNATION - with my son Rowan and wife Becca. It was Rowan's first concert - he's 9. They burned the place down and this could not have been a better start to Rowan's music life.
Meaghan Collier is co-host and executive producer for Studio 4 on KAMR NBC 4
In 2008, I got to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver. One of the events leading up to the convention, itself, was a concert at Red Rocks (which is the best music venue in the world) featuring Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and DAVE MATTHEWS & TIM REYNOLDS. My photographer and I were given clearance to go to the event; we even got to have a sit down one-on-one with Sugarland. It lasted all of three minutes and our mics didn't work, but I managed to share some sound with the AP reporter, so everything turned out fine. That was probably the most surreal moment of my career... UNTIL we walked back to the car and Dave Matthews walked right by us. We didn't say anything-- because we are losers. Nevertheless, we got to go to the show, which ended up being a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic show. This doesn't happen very much anymore and was particularly poignent that night because they had just learned of the passing of DMB's sax player. I am a huge DMB fan and have gone to MANY shows, but that one, without a doubt, was the most incredible one that I've ever experienced.
The Cowboy Junkies at Peabody's DownUnder in the Cleveland Flats when I was in middle school in the early 90s. I went with my friend Katie, and it was a big deal for us because we were just old enough to ride the Rapid Transit (public train) from her house downtown by ourselves. We felt so grown up! And, the concert was amazing because the venue was so intimate, and we felt like the band was playing just for us. I loved the Cowboy Junkies before the concert, but I felt connected to them afterwards. For months (or longer), I would listen to their song Sweet Jane every night as I fell asleep. Still love the sng (and the band) to this day. And ever since I have had a special appreciation for smaller concert venues. Might have to fall asleep to that song tonight just for old times sake...
I was going to say Imagine Dragons that I recently saw with my son and husband at Red Rocks Amphitheater, but I can not resist saying Maroon 5 in Nashville! Adam and the boys put on an amazing concert and we met our dear friends Suzanne and Barrett Sexton from Memphis there. I'm pretty sure I ruined the concert for everyone behind me since I stood and sang as loud as I could the entire time - opps.:)
We hope you enjoyed Best Concert! Happy Monday!
Your fun friends,
Susan and Farrar