First Concert You Attended?
Embarrassingly my very first concert was Olivia Newton John at the Minnesota State Fair with my parents when I was 9. My first real concert was the Moody Blues at Met Center on their reunion tour in 1977. $9 tickets.
Joan Jett...'89 I think.My best friends Uncle ran the club and got us in.Been in love with her since...or may have been the leather jeans
First concert for me was either Emerson Lake & Palmer or Jethro Tull, both at Nassau Coliseum in 1977. Funny how my tastes shifted from ELP to the Ramones and the Clash in about a year...
My first Rock Concert Experience was an Extravaganza in the Summer of 1965 at The San Francisco Civic Center , headlining. was "Herman Hermit's ,,, and opening up were a slew of Bands like "We Five", The Turtles", The Marauders and a few others,
Made an impression!
"Herman Hermits' sounded alot heavier then their records, live, and you could actually feel the Bass Rumbling the floor. via, it was so present.
It's 1987. I'm 13. I live in the G.D.R. Me and a friend get 2 free tickets for an outdoor concert in a large park. We go there, have fun being young (no alcohol, no drugs involved) and sometimes watch and listen to those old farts on stage playing music in front of ca. 100,000 people.
Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Roger McGuinn. My first concert.
My first was The Living End i think. Come december ill be seing them for a 4th time!
Not counting pantomimes and circuses with my parents when I was a kid, my first show was The Shadows at the Essoldo Theatre, Stockport (near Manchester, UK) 1961.
Second show (although I doubt you'd call it a 'concert' as such) was The Beatles (with Pete Best) at Hoylake YMCA in February 1962. They didn't go down very well.
Third show was a package tour with Bobby Vee headlining at either Liverpool Empire or Odeon (can't remember which). I seem to recall that Tony Orlando was on the bill and also The Crickets, who I think backed Vee.
Don Williams at the Circle Star Theater in the SF Bay area. Don't even know if it's still there. It was cool because the stage is in the center of the theatre and rotates.
The COOLEST concert that I went to was in 2007 when I went to see Robin Trower up in Lake County, CA. It was at the indoor venue and included an 'all U can eat' prime rib dinner and our table was only 6 rows from the stage. After the show, I got to meet Robin and he autographed a quilted maple top strat that I brought along.
My first concert was 1958 me and two buds sneaked into the Grape Bowl in Lodi,Calif. Saw Red Foley and his whole entourage. Since we had sneaked in and didn't have tickets we had to go up and stand beside the stage. The best seats in the house which proves that sometimes crime does pay...Lonnieboy
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The Ramones at Southeastern Massachusetts University( now UMass Dartmouth). 1984ish, I remember something about 15th Anniversary on the Tshirts. Some band called The Drive opened up, today I feel bad about how the audience(myself included) treated them, at the time, they way too Poppy and MTV for our tastes.
Bruce Springsteen July 7 1978 at the Roxy in Hollywood, he dedicated this song to me, this is the audio of that night...even though he got my name wrong (he said it was for "Jason or somethin" no BRUCE it's not JASON god dammit!)...it was the start of a delayed man-crush that GDP members (and also my wife) have had to endure. The pre-song audio where he dedicates the song is cut unfortunately. I was 7 yrs old at the time.
George Thorogood at The Miramar in San Diego, and about the same time Elvin Bishop at the county fair. Both KILLER concerts! Must have been around 78'
Status Quo, Dublin. Still one of the best gigs ive been to!
My first was a Dick Clark Caravan of Stars at the Montreal Forum - Me and my buddy had to suffer through Linda Scott and I believe Bobby Rydel but then came Sam Cooke Duane Eddy The Coasters The Olympics and Bo Diddley- Tickets were $7.50 and there were two shows - We went to both shows- Those were the days!
My first concert was Bobby Darin opening for Fabian Forte.Boston deejay Arnie Ginsburg emceed.Might have been to celebrate the invention of agriculture or the safe landfall of Noah's Ark.Or something.
EDIT: Who's Fabian Forte?? Ask your grandma,then watch her smile.
Deep Purple 1973. They did much from Made In japan and a few from Who Do We Think We are. It was and is the LOUDEST show I've ever attended.
I believe the first concert I saw was the Jackson 5 in 1979 at the Valley Forge Music Fair. I was 6 at the time. My first concert without parents was the Hooters in '85.
James Gang in 1969 just before they made it big. They were great and did many covers by The Beatles, Yardbirds, and Zepplin as well as originals from thier first album.
The first concert with a band you might heard of I saw was Scorpions in 1987. It was a big deal back then, first HM band allowed to play in the Soviet Union. We were all psyched to say the least!
The BEST one was Moscow 1991 Monsters Of Rock, with AC/DC, Metallica, Pantera, and Black Crowes, FREE! It just doesnt get better than that! It was like a Woodstock for us, with people all over the country traveling to see it. It was the most violent I ever been at too, with people being beat up all over the place. But, man, I'm so grateful I've been there it was fantastic show!
My first concert was George Thorogood on his "50 States in 50 Days" tour in 1980 at The Harrisburg Forum in Harrisburg, PA. George and The Destroyers were on fire back then. They were hungry. This was pre "Bad To The Bone". The setlist contained songs more like "Who Do You Love", "Move It On Over" and "One Bourbon, One Shot and One Beer". I was blown away by the bass drum hitting my chest through the monster PA. I've been chasing that feeling since!
I got my parents to take me to see Johnny Cash at the Allentown Fair in about 1970, I would've been almost 11 years old.
First one I went to on my own at 16 was Peter Frampton at Lehigh University just as the 'Frampton Comes Alive' record was released.
Sloan 1994 Stages Night Club, first one I went to with friends. I was in highschool I think grade 10. It was a lot of fun made me want to play live infront of people, I remember the one guitar player getting hit in the head with a bottle ahh memories
Woody Herman, about 1958.
My first was Sonny and Cher when I was a teen. Went with my older sister. My first real one was Kiss in '75, my Junior year in HS. Billyzoom I also saw Woody Herman that year as a reporter for my HS newspaper. Got to interview him back stage. He won a Grammy that night (Thundering Herd I think??). This was in College Station Texas. Kiss was in Houston.
The Rolling Stones original lineup 13th Feb 1965 at the Capitol Theatre Perth, Western Australia. I was 17 and after seeing the girls go absolutely wild I decided that I too would be in a rock band.