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First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 9:56 pm

Anyone remember the first rock/pop concert you went to (this should highlight who are the old gits around here  Wink )?

Embarrassingly for me the first one I ever saw was Bryan Adams (during the time of Run to You and Summer of 69) at the legendary Cornwall Coliseum  tombstone  (sigh). Even worse is the fact that he was supported by T'Pau......
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:00 pm

The first concert i went to, was with my parents back in 1997ish. 'The Corrs' down in Brighton, followed by Jimmy Nail a few weeks later. However, i then went to Party in the Park, Hyde Park in 98/99! That was bloody amazing, seeing the S Club girls prancing around on stage Big grin
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:01 pm

Oh dear, you had to ask  scared 

I think it was the Moody Blues, at Hammersmith Odeon in 1971. Excellent concert.  praise 

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:05 pm

Grateful Dead, around 1976-77. I tagged along with my sister and her boyfriend. Great concert, and I was hook forever on live shows.

How's that for showing age.  old   yes 

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:06 pm

Non-Pop, Buddy Rich in 1978
Pop, Christopher Cross 1981


Best Ever: 3 Way TIE, Olivia Newton-John 1982/Paul McCartney 1991/Mainlow 2002

In 1979, freind of mine had tickets to a Bee Gee's concert in Houston, w/backstage passes, and I passed on going. Travolta, who was in town filming exterior shots for "Urban Cowboy", turned up at the show, in "the suit" and was on stage.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:07 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 2):
I think it was the Moody Blues, at Hammersmith Odeon in 1971. Excellent concert.

hmm. Before I was born - just  Wink
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:08 pm

Sum 41 at Wembley in February '03. Am going to see them again in Manchester in July this year.
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:08 pm

It was back in 1987 in the "Palais de Beaulieu" of Lausanne to see the concert of Depeche Mode I recall that Front 242 was doing the first part of that particular show. This was part of the famous "concert for the masses" world tour who ended up in Pasadena LA where the "101" live album was recorded.
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:12 pm

My first was ELO on the New World Record tour in 76-77

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:26 pm

The Cure WIld Mood Swings tour -98 at Hovet in Stockholm, and by a coincident I am wearing the concert promo sweater today... I lost my live concert virginity at a late age, I know...


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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:29 pm

Had to be Talk Talk back in the early 80's in "Enschede" Holland
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:32 pm

Damn man! You people are really old  Wink

My first concert was in 1997. That was a Lars Lilholt Band concert Big grin
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:34 pm

my first concert ever was Stevie Nicks (solo) in August 1989 for The Other Side of the Mirror tour. it was a 10th birthday present.

Quoting TWISTEDWHISPER (Reply 9):
The Cure Wild Mood Swings

while i am in a minority, that is one of my favorite The Cure albums of all time.
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:35 pm

Motzart.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:38 pm

Metallica, 1993 in Rotterdam.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:48 pm

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 10:59 pm

never been to a concert ... if I am required to go to a concert, I will have to get high on LSD first and then ... LOL
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:11 pm

1971 - Genesis at Epsom Baths Hall. "Nursery Crimes" had just been released. It was an amazing gig that I can still remember like it was yesterday. I saw them many more times after that up to and including the "Duke" tour. Sadly, I think they went to pot (too pop?) towards the end.




(edit) hey this is my 500th post!

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:18 pm

James Taylor, Joan Armitrading, and the Pousette-Dart Band at Harvard Stadium, Allston, MA in 1979.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:21 pm

Around 6 months ago at earls court  Wink

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:23 pm

I think it was the Who in 1989 at Wembley Arena. But it could have been the Quireboys at around the same time.
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:28 pm

Truly embarassing - 1971 Bobby Sherman at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. I was in 4th grade. (covering my head in shame)
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:32 pm

I actually didn't make my first concert til I was a student at Embry-Riddle. It would have been Air Supply at Stetson University sometime in 1982.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:32 pm

Metallica - Days of The New - Jerry Cantrell
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:40 pm

Willo, I saw Genesis on that tour too, at Fairfield Halls I think. Absolutely excellent gig, with Peter Gabriel in that weird cloak thingy.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:44 pm

Well, a Kenneth sivertsen show was the earliest I can remember. But not only music, also contained some stand up material.

My first 100% concert was at the Norwegian Wood Festival in 2002.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:49 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 24):
I saw Genesis on that tour too, at Fairfield Halls I think.

They were still very much a Home Counties band then. It was before they hit the big time. Actually, that would make a good thread - "Bands you saw before they hit it (really) big"
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:52 pm

The Police with opening act, Joan Jett in 1983 in Chicago.
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:53 pm

Midnight Oil at Roskilde Festival 1990 - at least that's what I think. I was 8 at the time, and can't really remember anything from the concert, except that I was making a killing collecting bottles & cashing them in Big grin
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Fri May 20, 2005 11:54 pm

Quoting Andersjt (Reply 21):
Truly embarassing - 1971 Bobby Sherman at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. I was in 4th grade. (covering my head in shame)

Good God, man, have you no dignity?!!?  eek 

Yours was probably the only dry seat in the house. Wink

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 12:00 am

I post this only for your amusement, I am not proud of it:

Donny and Marie at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in 1984.

[I will probably regret saying that here.]
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 12:02 am

Quoting Sacflyer (Reply 30):
Donny and Marie at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in 1984.

How could you tell the difference between them and the residents, or was it the teeth that gave them away?
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 12:04 am

Quoting Willo (Reply 31):
How could you tell the difference between them and the residents,

The hyenas were more in tune Big grin
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 12:57 am

Judas Priest in 1980 @ the Palladium in NYC
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 12:58 am

Either Metallica or Limp Bizkit in the mid/late 90's.
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 1:02 am

Donovan with The Buckinghams..sometime in 1965 I think



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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 1:02 am

Quoting Sacflyer (Reply 30):
Donny and Marie at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in 1984.

That is too funny!

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 1:02 am

David Bowie´s concert in Sthlm 1978-79, dont remember the tour name but it was w/ the neonlights in the back of the stage and David had green leather pants.

I was in 7th heaven!

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 2:35 am

Motley Crue and Scorpions. Awesome concert.
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 3:06 am

Milli Vanilli and Ashlee Simpson.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 3:10 am

My first big concert that I went to was in 1991, band called Acid Drinkers  Smile
Then I went to small (under 5000 people) concerts many times.
Last time I went to a concert was in 1999. It was Metallica playing in DC.

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 5:32 am

The Faces at Southampton Guildhall in 1971. I met them back stage as well but too young to join the party  Sad

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 5:49 am

Iron Maiden, Manchester Apollo, 1st December 1988. I went to the shop my mum worked in and cried until she let me go out of embarressment. Big hard metal dude! It was the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son tour. Actually, I would have been 14, a bit old for scriking to get my own way, but hey, it worked. I might try it on my next flight - "I wanna go Business Class"!  crying .
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 5:51 am

I'm not a big concert-goer, There's only a few bands that I'll want to see live.

George Straight/Dixie Chicks/Tim Mcgraw/etc.. - 1996
Kiss - 1997
Metallica - 1997
Kiss - 1998
Metallica - 1998
Poison - 2002
Rush - 2004
Metallica Summer Sanitarium - 2004
Metallica - 2005

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 5:54 am

I was 13 years old. 1977: The Kingdome in Seattle, Washington.

Peter Frampton (yes, the Frampton Comes Alive Tour)

Special guests: FOGHAT and the J. Giels Band

I saw my first set of boobs that night. A drunk girl passed out right in front of me, her boyfriend grabbed to catch her and only got her sweater. Out came a nice big set of globes. I proclaimed, "This is the best concert I've ever been to!". Older brother leans over and reminds me: "Uh, this is the first and only concert you've been to."
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 5:57 am

Can't exactly remember, but it was either Slade or Thin Lizzy,1970 ish , Southampton Gaumont.
 
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 6:26 am

Mine was Queen in 1986. I saw them at Maine Road in Manchester for the Magic Tour, with Status Quo in the support act. Don't remember to much of it, I was 14 then.
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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 6:41 am

ORFflyer..nice period to see the Grateful Dead..my first Dead show was in 1967
in San Francisco..think I beat you for age  Smile



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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 7:02 am

Quoting Clrd2go (Reply 47):
my first Dead show was in 1967

Holy Moly!

Here are the Dead shows I can remember off the top of my head:

Providence, RI, 1981
Providence, RI, 1982
Portland, ME, 1982
Providence, RI, 1983
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 1983
Worcester Centrum 1983 (2 nights)
Providence, RI, 1984
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 1984
Worcester Centrum 1984 (2 nights)
Providence, RI, 1985
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 1985
Albany, NY, 1991

Seems I'm leaving out 5 or 6 of them. confused 

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RE: First Concert You Went To

Sat May 21, 2005 7:05 am

The last one I remember was Blink 182 a few years back, and my most recent concert was Tuesday May 12, Good Charlotte/Simple Plan at the Tower City Ampetheater.

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