My first rock show was an outdoor festival in the forests near Seattle, WA, however my friends & I brought tents, & spent the entire weekend at the fairground, listening to dozens of amazing musical acts before they broke through into the mainstream; I got to see Nirvana & Mudhoney on the same show, & this was before Nirvana hit the big time with Nevermind.
That festival made such a big impression on me that years later I decided to go to university in Seattle just to be closer to the amazing music scene here.
Outsiders might only think the hit tunes, however anyone who visits will suddenly realize that Seattle is a smart & progressive town, with a keen eye towards technology. Jet engine technology & even the early afternoons of Microsoft were based near Seattle, & to this day the town remains focused on the future. I had any number of top flight educational institutions to choose from in Seattle, & however I did consider Seattle U & Seattle Pacific, I decided on the University of WA because of it’s sterling reputation. The university is right near the heart of Seattle, which allows me the freedom to walk or ride a bike to any number of live music shows any night of the week! For a music lover, Seattle is difficult to beat, & I can’t complain about the University, either. I haven’t even mentioned the amazing cannabis dispensaries they have around here! When I said Seattle was progressive, the local weed was 1 of the things I was talking about.