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Offline JennyTG

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Re: First concert
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2020, 09:25:24 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

I saw GnR on that tour, they were such a mess.  It was also the last Maiden album I liked back then.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2020, 09:32:49 am »
I think the first was Leon Russell in the very late 60s or 1970.  Earliest concert that I can pin to a year was Jethro Tull in 1971.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2020, 09:40:17 am »

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.


That's my vote for winner.

Mercyful Fate/Exciter Detroit 84 and Pirates77  sound like cool shows to bring someone into the rock world
Ive seen Alice Coopers more recent band and very much liked it

For me I saw Metallica in 89 or 90 along with half a million other people

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Re: First concert
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2020, 10:29:32 am »
Boston in early 1977 with Sammy Hagar as the opening band.  He had just left Montrose so did not have any original music yet.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2020, 12:36:31 pm »
First date I had with my wife was to see Three Dog Night. That was way back in about 1970.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2020, 03:50:38 pm »
That's my vote for winner.

Mercyful Fate/Exciter Detroit 84 and Pirates77  sound like cool shows to bring someone into the rock world
Ive seen Alice Coopers more recent band and very much liked it

For me I saw Metallica in 89 or 90 along with half a million other people

I would've LOVED to have seen MF back in the day, I was much more of a fan than King Diamond. 

I saw that Metallica tour, front row small theatre, it was pretty much perfect.

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Re: First concert
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2020, 05:50:38 pm »
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Re: First concert
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2020, 07:24:10 pm »
I saw Carly Rae Jensen last year!  Late bloomer!

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Re: First concert
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2020, 06:43:25 am »
First concert I can remember is Sandy Denny, freshers concert 1972

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Re: First concert
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2020, 07:59:15 am »
The first concert was a Polish music group somewhere in 89 or 90 but the more famous world band was Iron Maiden in 98.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2020, 07:34:43 pm »
Believe it or not, the Outlaws in early 1983 at a medium sized venue in Green Bay, called The Carlton West.  The place no longer exists (it burned to the ground in a fire in 1984 or 1985).  I was 19 years old (back then the drinking age in Wisconsin was 18), and went with a friend of mine (who several years later, would play in a couple of rock bands with me).  The Outlaws had most of its original members, and a regionally known band called Greystar opened for them.  Greystar screwed around getting set up (I remember the Outlaws drummer getting annoyed at them, and telling them to get a move on through the vocal mic he had at his drum set), so The Outlaws started their show a little late.  Still it was a great show.  Killer harmonies, with great guitars, bass, drums, etc.  Oh yeah, and Hughie Thomasson just killed it, with his singing and guitar playing on "Green Grass and High Tides."
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Re: First concert
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2020, 07:43:44 pm »
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Re: First concert
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2020, 07:46:01 pm »
Oh yeah, and Hughie Thomasson just killed it, with his singing and guitar playing on "Green Grass and High Tides."

Great tune !!
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Re: First concert
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2020, 07:58:03 pm »
That's my vote for winner.

Mercyful Fate/Exciter Detroit 84 and Pirates77  sound like cool shows to bring someone into the rock world
Ive seen Alice Coopers more recent band and very much liked it

For me I saw Metallica in 89 or 90 along with half a million other people

I saw Metallica twice in 1989 during their "Injustice For All" tour.  They put on a good show the first time (at the Brown County Arena in Green Bay), but the second time was a bust - I went to see them at Alpine Valley Music Theater (yes, the same Alpine Valley, where Steve Ray Vaughn's helicopter crashed).  A friend of mine and I bought tickets for actual seats (rather than sitting or standing on the grass part of the ampitheater).  I bought the tickets less than 10 minutes after they went on sale.  Despite that, I had NO CHOICE as to what seating location I could have.  When my friend and I got to the show, we were dismayed to discover that we we so far off to the side, that the only time we could see the opening band (The Cult - this was the period when their "Sonic Temple album had just come out), was when they stepped out past the sound system speakers.

To make matters worse, a thought I had while heading to our seats ("gee the grass in the 'grass seating' area looks pretty new; I wonder how long it'll last before it becomes a chewed up mess") came to pass during the intermission between The Cult, and Metallica performing.  People started pulling up 2 or 3 foot long sections of sod in in the "grass seating" area, and tossing it 20 feet or so into the air.  It was announced over the sound system that if people didn't quit tearing up, and throwing the sod, that Metallica wouldn't perform.  That just made things worse.  People booed, and started to throw even more sod!  My friend and I decided we had enough, and left the show in disgust.  The final icing on the cake, was a woman ahead of us (who was also leaving the show) getting belted right in the face by a huge chunk of sod that had been tossed in the air. 

To this day, I refuse to ever see another show at Alpine Valley.  I hated the fact that access to the place is only through one two lane county highway (cars back up 2 miles from the off ramp on Interstate 43).  Drinks (including soda) are ridiculously expensive, and they charged $5 per person (in your car) at the time (1989) to park in the middle of a field.  What happened when I went to see Metallica there was just the final nail in the coffin.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2020, 01:43:04 am »
I really can't recall but live music at large places was always a mix of the smell of weed and vomit and some guys who always had to start fighting so I wasn't a big fan.  I do remember going to a lot of midnight movies of bands like the Cream , Led Zep etc.
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Re: First concert
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2020, 08:52:37 pm »
Def Leppard in 1992, at the ripe age of 7. The family got me started early. Still sad I never got to see the true lineup with Steve Clark, but born a bit too early lol

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