Real People

When I was 12 years old my friend bought me a ticket to my very first concert, for my birthday. It was to see the Osmonds at the Forum in Los Angeles. In those days, she and I had our bedroom walls covered with posters of Donny and his brothers. So when the lights started flashing and the guys finally ran out on stage, I frantically held my little Kodak camera up in the air and clicked the button…about a hundred times. Before the first song ended I’d used up all 36 exposures of film and had no more. While all the girls jumped around screaming, I sat down holding my useless camera and started to cry.Β  My friend Debbie shouted, “What are you doing?! You’re not suppose to cry, you’re suppose to SCREAM!”

So we did. And it was the most fun I’d had in my whole life. I gave a talk in church the next day and was so horse that I sounded like a man instead of a silly 12 year old who was madly in love with Donny Osmond.

Who knew that some day I’d live in Utah and meet them all because they live and breathe and play and shop at Target and go to church and buy groceries…just like the rest of us. They are very kind, lovely people, and sometimes it’s really good to see people up close.

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9 Replies to “Real People”

  1. Back Street Boys. It was the ONLY concert I’ve ever been to. Haha! I couldn’t hear them… and I came home horse too. HAHA Thanks for buying my firat concert ticket for me for my birthday! It was so fun! πŸ™‚

  2. wow Im going to Arizona next month to see Donny and Maries christmas show . I saw Donny in concert for the first time in London in 2004, can you imagine how that was, I had waited for him for more then 30 years πŸ™‚ I even got a hug and my photo taken with him. Since then I have seen him almost every year. He is kind of my excuse for visiting USA every year πŸ˜‰
    …..back to your question….my first concert in Denmark was Suzi Quatro I was 10 – 11 years old.

  3. I was 15 years old when I traveled by myself to California to spend the summer with my Grandma. I later found out that my Aunt and Grandma got tickets to the Beach Boys concert. It was F A B U L O U S !!!! It was the best time I ever had. I talk about it often. I remember jumping up and down screaming, knowing every song by heart and having a all around good time with family. When they came to Utah for the Stadium of Fire, I was heart broken that I couldn’t go.

  4. Remember how somebody threw an egg at our car on the way home, and I thought we been shot at by some gang? I also remember getting us lost on the way home and we went about 20 miles in the wrong direction. Sheesh. :}

  5. I think I was 14 when I went to my first concert. My dad took me and some of my family members to Kansas in the Sandy ampitheatre. It was a lot of fun and I love their music. Such a shame that they’re no longer doing shows. πŸ™

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