Last night, my sister and I popped some popcorn, grabbed my computer, and set up Blue October’s livestream concert. (I purchased a ticket earlier that day. The ticket I purchased allows me to view their concert again, which helped because I worked until 10 last night.)
I beamed in front of the poster, which had Blue October’s name on it. I was finally going to see the band I loved so much play in the flesh. Visiting with fans of Blue October only made me more excited to see them. “You’ll cry,” one girl told me. “He’s amazing,” she added, talking about the charismatic lead singer, Justin Furstenfeld.
“Did she say yes?”Ed Sheeran, summer 2017
2017 was a good year for concerts: Ed Sheeran in the summer, and Blue October in the fall.
We were excited driving to the venue. It was the summer of 2017, and Mom, Abbie, and I were going to see Ed Sheeran play in a huge auditorium. We were excited because this was the second concert for Abbie and me. Mom joked that we should listen to Ed’s music on the way down, because she didn’t know all of his songs. The three of us love Sheeran’s music: his love ballads, and his ode to friends in “Castle on the Hill.” Mom had not been to a concert in a long time. This was just as much fun for her as it was for us.
My life was forever changed on September 18th, 2008. This was the day that I heard the Texas alternative/art rock group called Blue October for the first time.