Ah, another short list. It’s not that I don’t want to go to any concerts, but Hawaii is limited as far as huge concerts go. There are only a few sites that can hold such a large capacity of people. Aloha Stadium is one site and the Blaisdell Center is another. Both sites are located on Oahu. So all the major concerts usual take place on Oahu, which in addition to the $50+ ticket to enter the concert you also slap on the $200 roundtrip airfare plus another $100 for a one night hotel stay and another $50 for the car rental (if you’re lucky to get that type of rate). So, you’re $50 concert actually becomes a $400 expense.
We’ve had local artists come and perform at some of the local parties I attended, but not any ‘real’ concerts.
I can only remember attending one concert in my entire life (pathetic, I know, but remember, $400 per concert–tends to add up). It was the 1995 Whitney Houston concert that was held at Aloha Stadium. My aunts had an extra ticket so they decided to bring me with them. I wasn’t really a fan of Whitney Houston (well, enough to want to go to one of her concerts), seriously though, it was a concert and my aunts were willing to take me. I was 13-years old. Of course I wanted to experience a concert! Regardless of who the artist was.
Anyway, I don’t remember much. I know that we were really far up so I couldn’t quite see anything going on on-stage. Whitney was sick that night so she wasn’t performing as much, but I did see a bit too much of Bobby Brown. I didn’t really know any of her songs so it wasn’t like I was paying that much attention. Aside from the fact that I was in awe of the stage pyrotechnics and lighting , the jam-packed crowd, and being at Aloha Stadium, it was a pretty boring concert for a 13-year old. After the concert we stayed the night at a hotel and got up at 4:30 a.m. to catch the first flight out. I was sitting in home room by 7:30 a.m.
Overall, it was a boring concert but such an awesome experience! Of course, none of my classmates believed that I even went, but that was fine by me.