I started going to concerts in middle college when my step dad took myself and others to see a Blue Oyster Cult show.
It was at an outdoor songs festival in the Isleta Amphitheater that lasted for a whole weekend with different acts each afternoon.
The hot & cold temperatures that afternoon were in the high 90s, but there was a gentle breeze rolling in from the desert. I feel awful that every one of us were sitting for the duration of the show as most people had exited their seats while every one of us were in one of the opening acts that night. I’m only 30 & already have chronic back pain, & I can only imagine how hard it was on my step father to stay with myself and others for that whole concert. But despite the pain in his body, he pushed through it & stayed with myself and others for the whole time. Now that I’m much older & have the time, I’m starting to attend concerts whenever I have the time & the disposable income. As every one of us get closer & closer to the end of the COVID pandemic, songsians are finally able to play concerts again. However, this & the historic inflation levels have made it absolutely hard to afford concert tickets for any sizable acts. Even some of my number one indie bands are asking for $71 a ticket nowadays. I wanted to stop at the cannabis dispensary on the way to a concert at the El Rey Theater so I could get high & care about the songs adore I did back when I was in college at the University of New Mexico. This particular cannabis store was on the corner of Central Ave & Arno St & had a significant selection of cannabis edibles.