Many live music fanatics have their “eureka” moment while attending a concert, but Bob Feldman first “got” live music while playing the drums in an elementary school band performance.
However, his life was really changed during a series of three concerts at Madison Square Garden in late 1978 and early 1979. Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and the Grateful Dead formed this influential trifecta, as the pure bliss of music transformed into sheer euphoria in a live setting. The energy inside the hallowed arena was overwhelming, and as Bob says, “The only thing unusual about these shows was that the roof didn’t come off the Garden.” From that point on, he had an insatiable craving to experience live music that continues to this day, often catching up to three concerts per week.
Regrets? Bob has a few, and their names are Queen, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin, all bands he missed in their heyday. These days, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is his favorite live act, and if you ask him what new band he’s looking forward to seeing, this open minded soul will respond by tagging along to whatever show you recommend, preferably pregaming with a beloved meal of “worthy pasta.”
A resident of North Woodmere, Long Island, he can typically be found working on commercial real estate development, playing tennis, or chilling with his wife, Amie, and his Cavapoo, Louie. Bob loves New York City for its abundant energy, its eccentric people, and its general “can-do” attitude.
Bob feels so good when he gets to do good, so his volunteering for FAN is an embodiment of the “givers get” principle. He simply feels grateful for his place in life, and FAN allows him to show his appreciation and give back to others.