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What was your first concert?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: January 31, 2014 09:16PM
I'm assuming rock concert, but I guess other genres qualify as well.

Mine was Rick Springfield at the Atlanta Civic Center 5/28/1982. The opening act (Alliance) got booed off stage.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: rz
Date: January 31, 2014 09:25PM
Sort of ashamed to say it was the Doobie Brothers "Farewell Tour", also I believe in 1982. They've since reformed and played many, many times since then. I still have the shirt packed away somewhere, although I doubt it comes close to fitting me anymore.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 31, 2014 09:26PM
Mine was Cheap Trick at Alpine when I was 14.
If you don't count popping in for a few minutes and seeing Starbuck ("Moonlight Feels Right") performing at Disneyworld a couple years earlier.

Based on what I know about all of you, I'm going to guess as follows:
Racer X-- Partridge Family (ha ha)
hal-- gotta be something like Seals and Crofts?
Lew Zealand- Metallica or Guns and Roses?
Pinkoos- something he was dragged to-- maybe The Osmonds?
GGD-- some stoner jam band, maybe The Grateful Dead?
Decay- R.E.M.
Newt- Justin Bieber?
billb- some kind of jazz, I'll bet--Miles Davis?

Am I close on any of these so far?




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: rz
Date: January 31, 2014 09:28PM
And speaking of old concert shirts, I went to see the Pretenders back in about 1983 or 1984. Still have that shirt too. About 5-10 years ago, they played at the Orlando House of Blues, and I got there early enough to be right up at the stage. Chrissy saw my T-shirt, pointed at me and gave me a thumbs-up. I was so happy.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 31, 2014 09:29PM
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DavidS
I'm assuming rock concert, but I guess other genres qualify as well.

Mine was Rick Springfield at the Atlanta Civic Center 5/28/1982. The opening act (Alliance) got booed off stage.

Are you sure it wasn't May 15 1983, when you were 12? I'm seeing you dressed up.... hold on....
as an usher?




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 31, 2014 09:30PM
Joan Baez. Carnegie Hall 1971.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 31, 2014 09:32PM
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rz
Sort of ashamed to say it was the Doobie Brothers "Farewell Tour", also I believe in 1982. They've since reformed and played many, many times since then. I still have the shirt packed away somewhere, although I doubt it comes close to fitting me anymore.

I saw the Doobies about 2 years ago and they were =great.=




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: BernDog
Date: January 31, 2014 09:33PM
Boxcar Willie opening for the Mandrell Sisters (parents drug me). It was either that, or The Statler Brothers (same deal).
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 31, 2014 09:38PM
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Joan Baez. Carnegie Hall 1971.

I'll bet she was davester's first as well!




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 31, 2014 09:43PM
I think it was the Beach Boys around 1972, in Athens, GA at the Coliseum.
Could not wait to hear them sing, you guessed it, Help Me Rhonda. grinning smiley





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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: January 31, 2014 09:45PM
Old Fogette Creedence Clearwater Revival, summer of 1970, Jacksonville.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: ~Dan
Date: January 31, 2014 09:50PM
The Yardbirds … 1968 … Potsdam, NY.

ETA: first concert without parental supervision.




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: January 31, 2014 09:53PM
Good one Graylocks.


Grand Funk Railroad - America Band Tour - Lake Charles Louisiana - I was in 7th grade.

Saw Doobies in New Orleans around same time. Jesus is Just Alright
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: carl
Date: January 31, 2014 09:55PM
REO Speedwagon, San Diego, summer of 1978
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: January 31, 2014 09:55PM
Mother drug me to Three Dog Night, Fats Domino.

Dad drug me to Marty Robbins
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: January 31, 2014 09:55PM
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Black
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DavidS
I'm assuming rock concert, but I guess other genres qualify as well.

Mine was Rick Springfield at the Atlanta Civic Center 5/28/1982. The opening act (Alliance) got booed off stage.

Are you sure it wasn't May 15 1983, when you were 12? I'm seeing you dressed up.... hold on....
as an usher?

I guess my hearing isn't the only thing going away in my old age. You've got a better memory about my old posts than I do, Black. winking smiley

This thread was related to a Facebook post about the Omni in Atlanta. A friend replied that her first concert (Phil Collins) was there. I didn't even think about previous, similar posts on here. Actually, however, the date above is correct. He played the Omni in July 1983 (I didn't go to that show). You were correct, though that I did usher for the 1982 show. I'm not sure where I got the 5/15/83 date.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: January 31, 2014 09:58PM
Beach Boys, 1963, San Jose, CA. A year before they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. I was a Junior in HS.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: January 31, 2014 10:02PM
Rolling Stones, International Amphitheater in Chicago, summer 1972. First date with a girl I had just asked out, I was so nervous my armpits were sweaty; when I put my arm around her her bare shoulder was covered by my soggy armpit. She was much too nice to say anything...



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: January 31, 2014 10:03PM
U2 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois at the Assembly Hall, 1987.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: billb
Date: January 31, 2014 10:04PM
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Black

billb- some kind of jazz, I'll bet--Miles Davis?

Am I close on any of these so far?


Buddy Rich - also 14

Davis and Brubeck would have been a year later in Newport



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: bruceko
Date: January 31, 2014 10:09PM
Iron Butterfly Eagles Auditorium Seattle.
IN A Gadda da vida Baby
$3 June 21 1968 at the ripe old age of 14



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: SurfMacJpMtb
Date: January 31, 2014 10:20PM
Humble Pie
Foghat
The Forum (Inglewood, CA)
November 15, 1973
Floor, Sec A, Row 5
$6.50
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Bo
Date: January 31, 2014 10:32PM
Joan Armatrading at the Warfield Theater in SF on Jan. 24, 1982 when I was eleven years old.

Fantastic show!

Also happened to be the day the 49ers won Super Bowl XVI so downtown SF was mayhem.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: January 31, 2014 10:36PM
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decocritter
Mother drug me to Three Dog Night, Fats Domino.
I saw Three Dog Night in 1985, and they weren't bad at all.

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decocritter
Dad drug me to Marty Robbins
Marty Robbins isn't everyone's cup of tea, but there are far worse country concerts to which you could have been dragged.

My first concert was Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, and maybe one or two others at Boutwell Auditorium. My parents, Dad in particular, were big country music fans and it beat sitting at home.

The first concert I voluntarily attended was The Osmonds in 1972 at Legion Field with Peter, Paul, and Mary as their opening act.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: DJM
Date: January 31, 2014 10:57PM
Mountain on 11/12/70 at SUNY Alfred.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 31, 2014 11:17PM
I'm not sure. Either Joan Baez or the Grateful Dead. Maybe 1971.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: January 31, 2014 11:18PM
Mine was the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in 1942.

I love live orchestral performance and Mavis and I are at the Seegerstrom Music Center enjoying the Shostakovich 10th Symphony at this moment.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 31, 2014 11:20PM
In that case, my first concert was the Philadelphia Orchestra in the Robin Hood Dell. I was pretty young. I believe some Schubert was involved.







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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 01, 2014 12:58AM
Andrés Segovia
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 01, 2014 01:02AM
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billb
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Black

billb- some kind of jazz, I'll bet--Miles Davis?

Am I close on any of these so far?


Buddy Rich - also 14

Davis and Brubeck would have been a year later in Newport

Buddy Rich played a concert at my high school.... I've almost forgotten about it. It was pretty spectacular. Wouldn't have been my first though.. would have come between the Who in 1979 and....whoever I first saw in College (Pat Metheny? Violent Femmes?...)




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 01, 2014 01:04AM
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$tevie
In that case, my first concert was the Philadelphia Orchestra in the Robin Hood Dell. I was pretty young. I believe some Schubert was involved.

In that case, my first was the band recital in 5th grade.




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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: February 01, 2014 02:35AM
Sting, Dream of the Blue Turtles tour, at the Greek Theater in Berkeley 1985. Awesome concert.

My parents didn't let me go to the Police Synchronicity concert in Fresno with my buddies in 1983, Senior year of High School.. Guess it was a good call by them as the driver fell asleep on the way back and flipped the car. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 01, 2014 02:44AM
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Black
Mine was Cheap Trick at Alpine when I was 14.
If you don't count popping in for a few minutes and seeing Starbuck ("Moonlight Feels Right") performing at Disneyworld a couple years earlier.

Based on what I know about all of you, I'm going to guess as follows:
Racer X-- Partridge Family (ha ha)
hal-- gotta be something like Seals and Crofts?
Lew Zealand- Metallica or Guns and Roses?
Pinkoos- something he was dragged to-- maybe The Osmonds?
GGD-- some stoner jam band, maybe The Grateful Dead?
Decay- R.E.M.
Newt- Justin Bieber?
billb- some kind of jazz, I'll bet--Miles Davis?

Am I close on any of these so far?

Can you do it without peeking?

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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: February 01, 2014 05:17AM
Dave Clark Five, Jacksonville, FL circa 1964. old fogey smiley



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: February 01, 2014 06:36AM
Ben Folds Five, when I was 14. It was amazing... lots of energy! I liked him so much better when he was upbeat(kind of)and had the remainder of the band.

I also saw Megadeth before I was 16. It was at the Orpheum in Boston and some drunk biker dude vomited on me from above... the chair rows are very steep and he was behind me. Concert was great otherwise!

Nowadays, it's mostly They Might Be Giants and Weird Al. Sometimes Dragonforce or Turisas.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 01, 2014 07:18AM
I take it we're not counting the odd field trip or two to see a symphony in elementary school.

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bhaveshp
Sting, Dream of the Blue Turtles tour ...

I caught that tour in St. Louis at the Muny (small outdoor amphitheater in Forest Park) and yes it was amazing. The Synchronicity tour was fun (and good) but very different, being in a big hall. I'm guessing the old Checkerdome.

Earliest rock show would be a K-SHE St. Valentines Day Massacre at Keil Auditorum. Steppenwolf headlined. Don't remember the others, or the year. Or how I got home. It was a "big deal" because John Kay had reunited with them.

Earliest jazz show would be Stan Kenton at Drury College in the early or mid-70s? Dad and uncle drug me to that one. It was probably a fine show but at the time I was into pop music and couldn't grok jazz. That appreciation came before and after that time period.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: DP
Date: February 01, 2014 07:21AM
I have the Robin Williams memory syndrome, but we went to see bands at local venues long before we got to the big time-for example, we saw a really good band around Detroit called The Amboy Dukes. The had a great guitarist by the name of Ted Nugent...
The first large concert venue I attended was Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Grande in Detroit. Many, many moons ago... But it seems there are a few folks older than me here!
I do feel lucky I was able to see many acts from the 60's tho... Jimi, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Traffic, Doobies, Airplane, Who, Mountain, Jeff Beck with Stewart, the Nice, Santana, Spooky Tooth, Chicago Transit Authority, and many more that escape my memory at the moment. Then, as we got older (!) we ventured to other music; I did see Buddy Rich too and I went to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra when I was 16.
A great time with lots of good memories!
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 01, 2014 07:55AM
DP, you're a human iPod. Do we pull your left ear to hear Cream or Led Zep?
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 01, 2014 08:11AM
Probably a St Louis symphony bit as a tyke. Or the municipal opera .. We had season tickets. That was an amazing thing . Outdoor musicals or operas. Rock concert ? I think it was CSN in the mid 70's.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: February 01, 2014 08:18AM
This was my first one. 14 years old with my uncle that is 7 years older. It was, as they say, a long strange trip.

Grateful Dead/Tower of Power/Etta James





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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 01, 2014 08:34AM
The Osmonds, Montgomery (AL) Civic Center, I'd guess 1975 or so. My dad took me, I think I was six or seven.

First concert on my own was Night Ranger in the Dothan Civic Center, summer of '83. First quality concert on my own was probably Rush in Pensacola, January of '86.

I had a ticket lined up for Van Halen in Birmingham in 1984, but I was in junior high, B'ham was three hours away, it was a Monday night and getting permission from my folks wasn't going to happen. I figured, "Ah, I'll catch 'em on the next tour." Who knew?
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: goodmanx
Date: February 01, 2014 09:20AM
as mentioned a while back, james brown, circa '66. it changed my life.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 01, 2014 09:21AM
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~Dan
The Yardbirds … 1968 … Potsdam, NY.

which version? Pagey?


mine was the Moody Blues in '72.

quite jealous of those who saw the Stones, Beach Boys and others back when they started, alsthough the sound had to be pretty awful then. still ……….



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 01, 2014 09:28AM
The Rolling Stones, Barton Hall, Ithaca, NY, October 30, 1965. A great start.


Thousands of fraternity dorks in jacket and tie, their drunken dates and hardly a clue as Mick danced around the stage.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 01, 2014 10:32AM
I've never been to a rock concert. Can't remember what my first live concert was, but it must have been given by the Music Dept. at the University of Wisconsin; possibly "The Rite of Spring".
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 01, 2014 11:27AM
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Black
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$tevie
In that case, my first concert was the Philadelphia Orchestra in the Robin Hood Dell. I was pretty young. I believe some Schubert was involved.

In that case, my first was the band recital in 5th grade.

In that case, my first was the choir at my grandmother's church.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 01, 2014 11:37AM
I caught a little of an Aerosmith outdoor show in Jr. High, right before they got big. My first real show was the J. Geils Band a few years later.
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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 01, 2014 11:50AM
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rz
Sort of ashamed to say it was the Doobie Brothers "Farewell Tour"

Not as bad as mine. Diana Ross, 1981. Thankfully, my tastes improved drastically soon after that.



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 01, 2014 11:53AM
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billb
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Black

billb- some kind of jazz, I'll bet--Miles Davis?

Am I close on any of these so far?


Buddy Rich - also 14

Davis and Brubeck would have been a year later in Newport

My admiration for you has shot up tremendously (so has my jealousy).



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Re: What was your first concert?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 01, 2014 12:28PM
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Grateful Dead, 1968 or '69.




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