Maine’s Outdoor Concert Season Soon Begins
Everyday it seems there an artist added to the summer schedule in Bangor at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. With the summer concert season heating up, what was your first show? What was your favorite show? Who would you like to see in concert the most?
As a kid growing up in Canada I have no idea if this band ever made it popular in the U.S. but my first arena show was, Platinum Blonde. 1985? First major label concert was Richard Marx with special guest, Wilson Phillips. That was the summer of 1990. Both of those concerts were at the Halifax Metro Centre.
My favorite concert experience I think has to be Kelly Clarkson back a couple, maybe three years ago at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Not a lot of flash but a great concert in the traditional sense. Toby Keith was pretty cool and was pretty electrifying two to three years ago again in Portland. He was loud too, I wasn’t ready for the blast of Toby dollars in the beginning of the show. I’ve seen Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan and a few others too at the Augusta Civic Center and Colisee in Lewiston.
My biggest concert was Madonna in August of 2001 at the then called, Fleet Center in Boston. Very tight and choreographed 90 minute set.
I would have to say on my list of artists I want to see would be Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen and you can make fun of me but right now, Katy Perry more for the production that the music.