Some of the greatest memories I have of this decade are of the shows I got to see, who I got to see them with, and what they meant to me. Moving into the mid-90′s, the influence that female artists began to have in the music industry became very apparent. Artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Natalie Merchant, Shirley Manson (Garbage), Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, (to name a few) really made a huge impact on me. I was drawn to these strong, independent women and the incredible music they were putting forth. It was extremely powerful. I was also still very much into the alternative music scene. In the latter half of the 90′s I also, finally had the opportunity to go to my first BULLS game ever! This was quite an amazing experience, as were the later games I was lucky enough to attend. Aside from just concerts, I was also drawn toward more musical stage productions in the latter half of this decade. I enjoyed a plethora of incredible events throughout the 90′s. By about 1997, my musical tastes once again began to shift. Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop were coming to the forefront of the music scene. And instead of going to live shows, I was now more into the club scene. This is apparent in how much my concert attendance slows down. I also lost my best concert buddy, my best friend, when she moved to Australia around this same time. Things changed dramatically once she left; and even though I did see her again, the friendship never quite survived the distance. Follow me on this journey and you’ll see what a transformation my individual tastes & my life really did take.