What was your first concert? // The Circuit

Jordan asks lawyers and guests at the 15th annual AIDSbeat benefit concert for CANFAR about their inaugural live music experiences.

By Jordan Nahmias

On Thursday December 16th, 2010

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What: AIDSbeat, 15th annual benefit concert for CANFAR, with British mods and roller derby girls
Where: Kool Haus
When: October 15, 2010
Question: What was your first concert?


circuit“New Kids on the Block — every 11-year-old girl’s dream! Sadly, I was a nine-year-old boy.”
— Joseph Hillier, Ogilvy Renault LLP

“Radiohead touring for The Bends.”
— Heidi Reinhart, Ogilvy Renault LLP

“New Kids on the Block. My mom was my date.”
— Leila Rafi, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

“Vanilla Ice with my dad. He was shocked that I knew all the words to Ice, Ice Baby. I still do.”
— John Hurley, LL.B.


circuit“Bryan Adams. I had (still have) a massive crush on him.”
— Amanda Lang, CBC News Reporter and Host/AIDSbeat Judge

“My sister and I saw Bryan Adams in Winnipeg when we were 14. I make no apologies, he remains a favourite — and we still see him together whenever he is in town.”
— Adrian Lang, Stikeman Elliott LLP


circuit“Jeff Buckley. His cover of Hallelujah sent chills down my spine.”
— Ian Cummins, Cabinet Office, Ontario Government

“Katrina and the Waves. It was hard to see over all the hair.”
— Carla Nassar, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP


circuit“Green Day. I wore my overpriced concert tee to school the next day!”
— Katie Beeston, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP/ AIDSbeat Committee

“The Beatles in 1964. I was six and could barely hear over the screaming.”
— Jake Gold, Canadian Idol Judge & Music Executive/AIDSbeat Judge

“Soundgarden. I was 13 and my dad was thrilled I’d outgrown Kris Kross, so he bought the tickets.”
— Lauren Tomasich, Osler /AIDSbeat Committee