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First concert
« on: April 26, 2018, 09:22:48 pm »
Going back a ways here, kids.  :)

The first concert I went to was Yes back around 1978.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 09:35:29 pm »
 Grew up the the Milwaukee area and saw plenty of acts at Summerfest when I was in high school. That would be 1978 to 1980.  I really don't remember which one was first. 

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I didn't see Yes until the 90s when they basically toured with the new band and old band together, with Anderson and Squire the only ones that played on every song.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 12:20:50 am »
The Pirates (without the late Johnny Kidd, even I'm not that old!).Blackpool 1977

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Re: First concert
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 07:28:07 am »
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Re: First concert
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 09:32:26 am »
First concert:

Peter, Paul & Mary in the Red Rocks amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. 1970.

I still remember the smell of marijuana in the air during the concert when all lights were on the stage.




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Re: First concert
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 09:43:45 am »
All you ladies have me beat but.... Bon-Jovi Slippery When Wet Tour 1986 Knoxville, Tennessee

I still remember him coming up out of that stage with that purple fog everywhere. :) and like you said Dani, the smell of weed filled the air.  :laugh:

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Re: First concert
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 09:49:41 am »
The Tubes at Winterland in SF..... sometime in the early 70’s.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 09:59:45 am »
Dang, am I really that old?
1968 - Simon and Garfunkle. My then-girlfriend's roommate got tickets but couldn't go.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2018, 08:41:43 pm »
... and like you said Dani, the smell of weed filled the air.  :laugh:

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Re: First concert
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2018, 08:56:30 pm »
My first was late 1977 or maybe early 1978.  I don’t remember which was first but went to quite a few over four years.  One I do remember vividly was being in the fourth row left side right in front of the speakers during a Chicago concert.  That was really loud.


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Re: First concert
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 04:36:02 am »
First free concert was Peter Paul and Mary in 62 or 63. First paid concert was the Rolling Stones in 66 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 03:23:03 pm »
For me it was Alice Cooper at the Greek theater in LA around 1980, we climbed over the back fence and reached a light tower and then climbed to the top (I bumped my head on the top of the railing as I recall) but we watched the concert from the top of light platform. The security people missed us....

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Re: First concert
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2019, 03:26:47 pm »
I saw Kansas in the fall of 1979 at the Notre Dame Athletic and Convocation Center.......

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Re: First concert
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 04:09:45 pm »
My first concert was The Cars, probably in 1978. It was disappointing, they only did a one and a half hour set. The warm up band sucked. Some punk duo, keyboards and a singer, if you could call him one. The audience did not approve. Someone tossed a toilet paper and hit the keyboards. That was hilarious.

The next show was Bruce Springsteen, December 1978 ( I know "First Concert"). I only showed up because a friend sold t shirts at the old Providence Civic Center and offered me a chance to make a few bucks. I was supposed to meet him at a certain door, he never showed up. This concert had sold out in less than an hour when it was announced, weeks before, but so many people showed up the night of the show that they opened up the blue section in the back of the stage. They asking price was $8 a seat, I had $10 on me so I gambled. It was a gamble because I wasn't really a Springsteen fan at the time, I just heard a few songs on the radio. But I thought I would make my money back, plus some more. When I found my friend's boss he said he sent Russell to another arena, and no, he didn't need the extra help. So here's me with a ticket to a show for an artist I wasn't very familiar with, so I stayed. When I got to my seat the guy immediately in front of me pulled out an ounce of weed. I reached over with my last two dollars and asked if he could sell me some. He waved me off and said he'll be passing around for everyone. That was no lie. Weed and a few bottles of Jack Daniels he smuggled in. The show was Fantastic to say the least. I then knew what all the fuss was about.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 08:38:26 pm »
30 September 1967, Winterland, San Francisco, CA; Jefferson Airplane, Mother Earth, Flamin' Groovies Lights: Headlights

Gawd, but I love the old hippies on the Internet.  Someone actually preserved all the old shows that were held in San Francisco!  I remembered Airplane and the Flamin’ Groovies on the bill, that it was in Winterland, 1967, and probably in the fall.  Pow!

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Re: First concert
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2019, 10:52:02 am »
Oh, how I wish I had been in San Francisco in 1966-67!  Colour me jealous, Michelle and Tia!

On the other hand, I saw the Beatles in Glasgow, Scotland, in must have been 1963 or 64.  The Cub pack I was in went as a field trip.

I missed Festival Express (the Dead, The Band, Joplin,  Buddy Guy, Flying Burrito Bros, Ian & Sylvia's Great Speckled Bird, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.) when they were in Calgary in 1970 - parents wouldn't let me go.  I saw Bob Dylan in Calgary in 1988 or 89.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2019, 06:34:43 pm »
Going back a ways here, kids.  :)

The first concert I went to was Yes back around 1978.

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I think it was Eurythmics Revenge Tour 1987 Auckland NZ, big outdoor show, pretty fab from what I can remember!
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Re: First concert
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2019, 08:50:19 pm »
OH!  We saw Alice Cooper in 1978.  It was a great concert. 

My first was Aerosmith in 1973.  The were not very polished but it was a good show.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2020, 08:23:29 am »
I had a strange uncle who used to look after me, he took me to see Siouxsie & the Banshees when I was ten in 1979, he was 16 and got arrested at the gig, I was given a ride home in a police van! much fun ensued.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2020, 08:37:03 am »
I forget my first concert possibly Magnum. But my meory would have been Donnington 1988 when Gun and Roses were virtually unknown and 2nd on the bill. Kiss supported Maiden
This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
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