Newbie's first night at Headliners Music Hall - 10 years concert [Louisville newbie]


Last night I went to Headliners Music Hall with my husband to see 10 years in concert. My husband is a rocker at heart and in his youth, but due to crappy assignments and a recent deployment to Afghanistan he has not had his fill of concerts. He heard about the 10 years concert on 93.1 the Fox Rocks (which he listens to a lot considering his 45 minute commute each way to Ft. Knox) and I agreed, only because he was so excited about it.

The concert started at 7pm, but there were three bands on before 10 years - Cave Hill, Trust Divided, and Shy Away. We decided that we didn't need to see the entire show so we parked at Spring Street Bar & Grill and had dinner/drinks beforehand. Just an FYI Spring St. has $2.75 Bloody Mary's all day Sunday and the best homemade potato chips I've yet to have in Louisville.

We walked the 3 blocks to Headliners around 8:30 and payed the $12 each to get in. They have a full bar and ample space for all the fans. The stage was set up high enough that even my five-foot-tall self could see the band wherever I stood. The crowd was full of young rockers. I felt a bit out of place considering when I was getting dressed for the show I thought I was being alternative by mixing brown wooden jewelry with my black dress - I'm not joking. Also, at age 27, I felt slightly ancient. The dress code seemed to be jeans and t-shirts across the board - add in some adidas sneakers and a bandana and I would have fit right in!

10 years was awesome. There were probably 100-150 people at the show and they were all huge fans that knew every word to every song - my husband included. At one point the lead singer, Jesse Hasek, summed it up perfectly by saying, "I mean this from the bottom of my heart. These club gigs when I can smell you and you can smell me...this is the best environment." And it was. I had way more fun at my one night at Headliners than Forecastle and HullabaLOU combined...and I had never heard of 10 years before yesterday.

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Maggie moved to Louisville from Buffalo, NY in Dec. 2009. She has also lived in London, Chicago, and Louisiana.  Find out more about her business Weekend Wedding Warrior, LLC and her private counseling practice.

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