Rest in Peace and Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories Stone Temple Pilots

Thanks for the Memories Stone Temple PilotsThe second concert I ever attended was Stone Temple Pilots at Red Rocks amphitheater on Monday, August 8th, 1994. I was 16 and about to start my junior year of high school. It was the first time I ever saw a concert at Red Rocks and the first time I went to a concert alone.

The person I was supposed to attend the show with canceled/bailed at the last minute. I made a few calls, but I could not find anyone to go so I decided to go by myself and scalp the extra ticket.

I remember being scared driving into the parking lot, 1000s of people and I didn’t know a single one. I took a few hits off my marijuana pipe and got scared that security would catch me so I quickly exited my car. I was so high, that I sold the extra ticket for $10 under face value.

I sat about 60 rows from the stage and patiently waited for STP. The site was breathtaking and something I had never seen before.

When Stone Temple Pilots played the first note of Vasoline I stood up and remained there for the rest of the set. I didn’t say a word to another person and I was fine with that. I was alone, but that didn’t matter. The only thing that did was the music and it was a life changing event. Fuck, I have an entire chapter about Scott Weiland and STP.

I have seen countless shows since that August night, but this one holds a special place in my heart. Thanks for the memories!! RIP!!

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Author: S. C. Sterling

Scott is originally from Portland, OR and moved to Denver, CO at the age of thirteen. He is the author of Teenage Degenerate and 33 Percent Rockstar. His writing is strongly influenced by music, sports and pop-culture.