LFP #64: Tails from the New Jersey Concert Scene: Grabbing Springsteen's Behind, Stage Hugs From Edie and The Real Rockin’ Jersey Shore

Live Fix Podcast

Jan 20 2024 • 1 hr 30 mins

In this episode we connect with New Jersey-native concert fans Stacy and DJ. Listen in as they share their love for live music, the role of concertgoing during their upbringings, and the history of the rocking concert scene in New Jersey. Join us as we explore their transformational, artist-hugging and butt-grabbing live music memories as they reflect on the impact of seeing Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Pink Floyd and more!

Explored during the show:

  • The unique connections formed between artists and fans. Why physical connections, such as a hug from an artist or a crowd holding up a punk rocker, can be powerful and how they can also be therapeutic.
  • The potential loneliness and isolation felt by artists, even when they are surrounded by fans, and how these emotions can manifest in vulnerable performances.
  • Live music regrets and our admiration for musicians who’ve died to early
  • Sneaking into a bar to see a Reggae band and accepting a challenge to grab Springsteen’s behind.
  • Being invited to sing on stage with the Stone Temple Pilots and why these encounters made them feel more connected to the artists they admire.
  • Growing up with live music and family concert experiences in New Jersey
  • The impact of seeing a Pink Floyd concert on Stacy in 1994 and how this concert deepened their bond with a friend and how it opened their eyes to the potential of live music.
  • The dedicated fan bases of various bands, such as Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, and the Grateful Dead, and how these fan communities contribute to the overall concert experience.
  • Community and the sense of belonging experienced at live music events. Forming connections with strangers at concerts and how these experiences have strengthened their bonds with others.
  • The importance of sharing live music experiences with family and friends, including their children, and how these experiences create lasting memories.
  • The connection between live music discovery and live performance

Artists mentioned:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Taylor Swift
  • Edie Brickell
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Prince
  • Dave Matthews
  • White Stripes
  • Grateful Dead
  • Tom Petty
  • David Bowie