10.03.2011

Good Vibrations

Everyone remembers their first concert....the screaming crowds, the deafening speakers, the people-pleasing encore. It's like a rite of passage-- sometimes monumental, other times embarrassing, but always a lasting memory. 

Hudson's first concert experience was under a vast Autumn sky in small-town Tennessee. The Beach Boys were performing their Endless Summer Tour, and with the arena in close proximity to the County Fair, the night was twice the fun.

Being serenaded under the stars by a group of California legends + Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy, and Carousels= Good Vibrations, indeed. 

What was your 1st concert? Was it awesome or awkward?

44 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh wow!! What fun and I do love the Beach Boys.

My first concert, holy cow. I will really show my age but it was Chubby Checker doing the twist. LOL... I wonder what ever happened to him.

misc.alaina said...

Dave Matthews Band in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1998 - I was an exchange student in Germany for the summer of my Junior year with permission to legally drink - it was awesome!

Looks like such a fun evening - loving all of your photos! Sounds like the perfect setting for Hudson's first concert!!

Briannaaaaa said...

Oh!! what tons of fun! These photo are great!! :)

Alaythea said...

My first concert that I remember was a Christian boy band called Plus One - I was smitten and thought the concert was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen. Now I consider my first "real" concert to be Mute Math. The most unbelievable band to see live! Seriously.

Gwiddle said...

Awesome! I love all of these photos! What cool parents you are:) Hudson is going to be such a well rounded young chap! I actually didn't attend a concert until just after I turned 19. My first concert was an experience to say the least. I got punched in the head by a drunk gay man.. Who kept throwing up and trying to get it on me. He called me all sorts of names too:( I seem to have a knack for attracting mean people. Anyways I saw Imogen Heap. She is great live. haha long story sorry!

Karen said...

Beautiful photos!! My first concert was James Taylor with my family, after that it was Jimmy Buffet! Awesome!!

Laura Elizabeth said...

My first concert was when I was 16 and I went to go and see Blue. I don;t know if they ever had any hits in America but in the UK, they were huge. I'm always embarrassed to say who my first concert was and have to end up explaining who they were, so Hudson did pretty well with how credible his first concert was!

Janette said...

Ok, a few things... Hudson's face toootally changed.. He doesn't look like a baby anymore..but a little boy..What a cutie! Secondly, he is starting to look a lot more like you... And thirdly...The Beach Boys rock!


Janette the Jongleur

Meri said...

What an awesome concert, and perfect to endcap summer!

Tereza said...

Looks like so much fun!!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh it looks like you all had so much fun. The Tennessee State Fair is always amazing! Love all of the great photos!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You guys win an award for cutest funest (my computer does not believe that is a word ha) family! Love all your pictures

Gentri said...

My goodness. How do you find so many fun things to see and do?? I need to move there. Seriously. haha! You look so so cute!!

Tamara Nicole said...

Awww looks like a great time! :-) Love fairs, there's just something magical about them.

Cara-Mia said...

How fun! I've seen the Beach Boys play, love them. Glad to hear that's Hudson's first concert. ;)

Cindy P said...

I love your pictures! Especially that one of the Ferris Wheel! It's beautiful. I'm glad you guys had a good time at the concert.

Like I said yesterday, my first concert was also a Beach Boys one, I do believe!

Eva Marie said...

Oh how I wish we had some semi nice weather over here after seeing this lovely photos.. a fair would just brighten our days :) But its rain rain rain here

love that hudson enjoyed his first concert..:)

Amber said...

What an awesome 1st concert! I think mine was Boyz II Men. Ha.

birdie to be said...

SUCH great pictures!!!

Rockin the V said...

Well look at this new comment page.

This was a fun night out at the fair. I would like to know what Mr. Jim is belly laughing at in that one picture. I can't remember really what was my first concert. Maybe it was Atlanta Fest with my youth group. The first that I really wanted to go to was Dave Matthews. Either way they were both good times. I think Hudson enjoyed his first concert as soon as we got him down to the ground. All he wanted to do was dance and play with some rocks.

Great post and great pictures my love!

LOVE YOU!!!

Shutterbug said...

Awesome photos! It looks like you had a fun time! :D

JRuud said...

Loving the pictures hun!!! Ah. Love it.

Sabrina said...

love all the pics <3 i'm following you!

Mariel Torres said...

oh my! it looks like such a blast... take me with you next time babe ;)

Victoria said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! These pictures are amazing, by the way! They're great at capturing the exact mood you were feeling!

My first concert was Lenny Kravitz with my dad after his friend gave us tickets. Lenny danced around in skintight leather pants and a cape the whole show. My dad just kept grunting..sounds super fun, right?

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Great pics! That corn looks yummy.

my soul is the sky said...

i am loving your blog. you are gorgeous lady!

Sandy Joe said...

WOW. Where do I even begin? I love the new blog layout! And Beach Boys are pretty much the ultimate... I saw them when I was super young too! My first concert would have either been Rod Stewart or The Rolling Stones and I certainly did not appreciate it nearly enough.

x The Pretty Secrets

Jennifer Rod said...

sounds like an amazing night. im not all too familiar with the Beach Boys, but the night as you drescribe, sounds intense.

your photos are so lively!

ps: thanks for you sweet comment today. really sweet of you :) (i just said sweet twice, lol)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

these pictures are all so amazing and look like SO much fun!!! perfect day!
xo TJ

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh how fun. Your boys are lucky to have the beach boys as their first concert. Mine was leann rimes...not nearly as cool :)

Haley K said...

double the fun is right!! what a perfect night! Glad you had such a fabulous time at the fair...such awesome photos :) And the Beach Boys, I love it!

My first concert was at the fair, it was Lonestar :) The concert itself was incredible! Even sitting far back in the stadium seats...their songs always get you up and moving or singing along. And towards the end of the concert our friend's dad who worked with the fair activity management got us VIP stickers so we (our little group of 6 girls) were able to hang out with the band on their tour bus after the show! It was with some of my best girl friends growing up and it was one of the funnest memories :)

fashionsastranger said...

This looks like so much fun :)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Beautiful photos! Has anyone ever told you that you look like Jennifer Connelly? Because you do! Totally! :)

Connie said...

These pictures are so fun- the funnest! I love them! By the way I'm doing a giveaway and the prize totally reminds me of something you'd wear. (:

Sandy a la Mode said...

these are some great pics!!!

sarah nicole said...

Hudson just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

My first concert was N'Sync! And it was amazing. ; )

xo,

Sarah

chestnutmocha said...

looks like so much fun!!! especially the corn!! :-)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

gimme a night like this and i'd be my own neon swirling carousel!!!! what a grand time, love the photos....um, when, how could i ever not, they're always amazing! so cool that Hudson can say his 1st concert was as iconic as The Beach Boys?! brilliant way to introduce him to the wonderful world of live performances.

my 1st concert, gosh, what the huzzah was it anyways? sooooo long ago but i think it was in a teen dance club and the group was total 80's style, probably long gone by now but shortly thereafter i saw The Clash and man oh man, it was the BEST ever. they even let a bunch of peeps jump on stage with them! crazy cool. betcha one day Hudson will get in on more action during a show and you'll be there right with him i'm sure too : )

xoox ♥

lowercase letters said...

beach boys rock. so do these pictures!! i love the one where they're laughing(: i have some 'laughing' photos on my blog today!
thanks for stopping by!
xo,
mem:)

Jennifer said...

I LOVE fair season! So perfect.

jeannie said...

The fair brings back good memories for me when I was a child. The sights, sounds and those delicious candied apples. Hudson and Easton look like they are enjoying their night out.

P.S. What happened to Will's shirt??????

Meredith said...

that picture of hudson eating the corn cob is the cutest!!! :)
oh, and thanks for the sweet little comment you left me.
i hope things are going well and this fall turns out to be wonderful for you & your cute family.
<3

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Is that Corn on the Cob on a stick??? I love it. how amazing. You always seem to enjoy yourselves!!! That's cool about his first concert being The Beach Boys.