Still Open #3

Always Open: Still Open #3

We’re still open for you, FIRST members! Join us for this episode of Still Open, where Barbara Dunkelman, Jessica Vasami, Jon Risinger, and Mariel Salcedo discuss the first concert they ever went to.

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  • mellimusic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Caffeinated

    4 months ago

    "I'm standin on a bridge. I'm waitin in the dark. I thought that you'd be here by nooooooow." I believe the song Jon was looking for was I'm With You. My Avril phase was a strong one. Saw her live twice but my first concert was NSYNC's No Strings Attached tour in MSG.

  • katuhlin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My first concert beats everyone's; Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus 

  • SciKosis

    5 months ago

    I almost stopped watching until me and Jessica had the same answer and reaction to said answer.

  • NaRu7o FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

    5 months ago

    I went to a Linkin Park concert in 2004 and I think it was the last show for like a year or two because of some contract dispute about album releases. It'd be funny if I went to the same exact show as Jessica, but I doubt it because that was a long ass tour. She would've also mentioned a specific moment because she was with her mother. When LP was starting a song that they didn't normally play (I think it was Wish by Nine Inch Nails), someone in the band wasn't on point so Chester was thrown off and they stopped playing immediately and he yells "FUCKING FA**OT! I'm gonna get some letters from angry moms for that one..." not to mention that Snoop Dog was on stage before them so the entire crowd was at least contact high. It was a great event though.

  • KenzieLeigh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gray

    6 months ago

    Hannah Montana concert with the Jonas Brothers opening. I was like, 7 lol. 

    • natnate FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      oh my god me too!! also the cheetah girls! 

  • sgthorvas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I don't want to rub it in Jon's face but I got to see blink 182 in detroit haha ha ha haha

  • beastdude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rock god in training

    6 months ago

    I can't remember which was first, but my first concert was either b*witched at wembley arena or the rolling stones at old wembly stadium, both around the same time when I was in secondary school. nickleback was 3rd, again around the same time and also in wembley arena. Then nothing until last year for sonata arctica (with twilight force and freedom call) in may, avantasia this year march, and last saturday sonata arctica with twilight force and power quest. I intend to go see but haven't bought tickets yet for 3 doors down and airbourne next month.

  • Havocboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    First Concert, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton opened. Best concert, probably The Eagles, saw them 5 months before Glenn Frey died and it solidified it as once in a lifetime.

  • Lindsey_11 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    When I was eight years old (I am now 17) I went to my first 3 concert. First was Carrie Underwood, then Elton John, and finally my all time favorite *drumroll please* The Barenaked Ladies (aka my favorite band since I was about 3)

  • JHayward18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    My first proper concert was Heart of a Coward and Trivium in Leicester, England it was incredible made me want to perform and got me far more into screaming in music

  • rchris48 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold An original PONG player

    6 months ago

    First concert, 04/08/1986, Echo and the Bunnymen and Phish (I was 16). I made out with the guy I went with the entire concert. Can't tell you a thing about the show, LOL

  • Polymemnetic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    First concert I can remember going to is Our Lady Peace,with Finger Eleven and Seether as openers. Such an early 2000's concert, but it was awesome.

  • XanderB100 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    my first concert was Busted when I was like, 10 or something. support act was McFly. the first one I truly remember was Papa Roach

  • powerfulstrokes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    All these bands/singers they talk about really highlight my age lol

  • MeganS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    first concert was greenday, most memorable concert is in hearts wake because i dislocated my jaw in the mosh :P Favourite concert would be avenged sevenfold though

  • goldfishie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nemo Sum

    6 months ago

    My first concert was when I was 10 years old. Weird Al!!!


  • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Displaced

    6 months ago

    First concert was the Jeff Williams concert at PAX East. Legit. But now I go to concerts and shows every week or two and it's almost all the money I spend outside of essentials. My favorite might be the Actor|Observer release show for The Longer Now back in 2015. But if it's a big-scale concert probably my first huge one was Amon Amarth in 2014 and my favorite would be either that or any time I've seen Vanna. That or the recent Black Sabbath show in Mansfield, MA. I don't smoke weed but damn did I have a LOT of random joints that were passed to me by total strangers that night. 

  • Bishop48 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    My first concert was Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, so that's a pretty good start.

    • mellimusic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Caffeinated

      4 months ago

      She puts on SUCH a great show!!

  • Hyrulean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    First concert was the spice girls in the spice world tour. I've been to a lot of concerts but best concerts I've been too?


    I saw No Doubt when they got back together a couple years ago it was amazing Gwen puts on a crazy show.

    Lady Gaga is also a crazy good time

    & Bon Jovi is fun bc you get to party with moms that have mullets

  • UntilNexTime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    My first concert was Girls Aloud which my friend dragged me too because he didn't want to go alone - the things you do for your friends, eh? XD


    A couple of years later though I went to see Lady Gaga, Monster Ball Tour, which was pretty awesome. 

  • Ezza94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    My first concert was P!nk's Truth About Love tour in Sydney. I've been such a huge fan since I was around 10-11. So for my 18th birthday I got tickets to see her show. We got floor tickets and arrived early to get the best spot. 

    The concert itself was absolutely incredible, seeing my idol up so close was amazing. We even held hands for like 5 seconds :P It was great haha. 

  • hasta_la_pasta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sarah with an H

    6 months ago

    First concert was Selena Gomez if anyone was wondering hahaha. All Star Weekend opened when they were nobody's and now they're still nobody's

  • Sase3119 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Oh God. My first concert was a tour by the top 10 people from an Idol show. My friend and I (both 10ish years old) and both our mothers.

  • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I'm familiar with Risinger's concert location references.
    I know where Irvine and Coachella are.

  • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    They should have named the post-show "Back door"

  • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I'm disappointed the post-show's name is not Jon's assumption. "Gaping Vag"

  • thefunion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gold Stars

    6 months ago

    First concert was NSYNC but my favorite so far was Skrillex back in 2011.

  • SatelliteTor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I love Jon's love for Taylor Swift.

  • vcyrusa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Vince

    6 months ago

    Revolution Radio is a fantastic album. Boooo Mariel.

  • Jcad1982 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    completely loving this post show and Always open. LMAO at everyone trying to sing. Sounds like me in my car on mopac. Keep up the amazing work. "her music is magical!!!" closet T swizzle fan. lol

  • Phtephosaur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    First concert was The Wombats. It was phenomenal, would see again, would recommend to friend.

  • jest2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Starting to ship J'n'J

  • Majestic_Jiggle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Jessica is amazing.  Please have her on more often!

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    6 months ago

    i go to a big concert festival like that once a year and its crazy cus there 3 or 4 stages that constantly cycle bands non stop. so theres thousands of people there and you cant just get a spot up front a stay there, you have to move around to the different stages depending on who you want to see. its definitely a fun experience but the most annoying thing is when youre near the front where everyones packed like sardines and people try to push there way to the front. im like motherfucker if there was any room up there it would be occupied already. sometimes youll band together with the people around you and not let anyone through.


    hollywood undead probably put on the best show. tit flashes EVERYWHERE

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Honestly this is better than the actual show because they're so fucking drunk

  • Deafdragon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    John's looks to the camera made this episode

  • EarlVOstar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Backstreet had better music, but N*Sync had better shows.

  • TwoWayUnicorn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I'm not really a live music fan either, the crowds and the shoving and the weed smoke and the standing is all just a little too much for me. If you're into that, more power to you, I think that's awesome, but it's a little overwhelming in my opinion.

    • Phtephosaur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      My favourite band attracts the weed smoking types :/ which is unfortunate cause they are incredible live!

    • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      It depends on the concert location and the band(s).
      I've been to concerts where chairs exist, and standing is not allowed.
      For example, RTX 2015 concert.

      Then there's concerts that have both, standing and sitting.
      For example, RTX 2016 concert.

  • SofiaLujan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Madridista

    6 months ago

    Mariel made me yawn right at the end.

  • DrKaber FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The New Bio

    6 months ago

    Avril was also my first concert. God damn us canucks

  • Cyclonus1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Seeker of Common Sense

    6 months ago

    My first concert was The Who when they played at Madison Square Garden back in 2002. I didn't even know I was going, my Dad just showed up and asked if I wanted to go to a concert. I said yes and got to see a amazing show. I think the best part was seeing a fat guy get tackled by security when he somehow got on stage while they were playing Won't Get Fooled Again.

  • Danus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I bought Hybrid Theory in 3rd grade...

  • Isolda13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I think my first concert was Tom Jones at about 14 with my family. It was such a fun night. My favourite concert was Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds. I honestly think I was the youngest there and I was 20.

  • combatukulele FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ayyy

    6 months ago

    ME TOO BARBARA (backstreet boys 4 lyfe)

  • RTLstuff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meat Popsicle

    6 months ago

    My first concert was to see Lostprophets in London. I was a little obsessed, even cut and dyed my hair like the lead singer. Couple of years ago that very same lead singer was imprisoned as a pedophile. Listening to their songs now gives me the most uneasy nostalgia.

  • PK2x4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The one that does things

    6 months ago

    Saw AC/DC for my first concert with their Black Ice tour.  Favorite band in concert was the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Love them or hate them, I have to say the BEST production and performance by a band I've seen goes to Coldplay, nothing has come close to it yet.  (Also Jon might want to avoid Let's Play Live (Don't know about the seating for 3 of them), the one in NY was first come first serve).

  • Squiggy888 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Trophy Finder

    6 months ago

    My first concert was Metallica in 2001.  It was amazing, and I'd do it again.

  • smyers92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I think the first concert I ever went to was an oldies concert when I was around 4/5. All I remember of it was a beatles cover band and "Goodness gracious, Great balls of fire". Though, the first one I vaguely remember was Backstreet Boys "Black&Blue" concert when I was like 8.

  • tksouth1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    My first concert was KISS when I was 15, my mom took me.

  • HunterK13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Story of the Year was great. We Don't Care Anymore was such a good song.