Very First Concert you attended - best me..

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  • DForemanDForeman Posts: 443
    April Wine 1976 - with Heart as backup band
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    Manticore wrote: »
    I certainly cant beat most of you lucky folks but my first ticketed concert was:
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    from what i remember it was a great show with the revolving stage in the center. I have seen some great free shows at Central Park (NYC) at various years. Simon & Garfunkel was insanely crowded. To name just one.

    Does it count if you didn't make it into the show but, listened from the outside of an open air concert. ELP early 70's Gaelic Park BX NY. They sounded fantastic. I wish i was old enough to get in (or even have money for a ticket) Lol

    The fact you still have the ticket stub is pretty darn awesome.
  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,599
    edited August 24
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Do you remember when all 3 members of Rush recorded the song "Battle Scar" with Max Webster? It totally sounds like a lost Rush song. It wasn't a popular song in America, but CHOM FM in Montreal played it constantly back in 1980-81.

    Yes ,my favourite radio station at the time, Q107 in Toronto played it a lot. Not surprising since they were all home town TO boys. I remember hearing at the time the song would be included on whomever's album that was to be released next.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,009
    lightman1 wrote: »
    KISS....1977. Old Greensboro Colosseum

    Same here , 1977 in Wichita Kansas, my sister still has the ticket stubs.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,561
    I wonder why Jesse doesn't admit to attending the most exclusive concert in history. People were literally KILLED to get seats for this one...

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,169
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,323
    I wonder why Jesse doesn't admit to attending the most exclusive concert in history. People were literally KILLED to get seats for this one...

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    Good one John.

    I would have loved to see it but maybe from back stage. The price of admission was terrible.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,594
    edited August 24
    stretchl wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    KISS....1977. Old Greensboro Colosseum

    That must’ve been intense for a first go. How old were you?

    KISS busted my cherry, too

    It was 1975-76 at COBO Hall when I was in 8th grade Jr High. Went with the "older neighborhood guys" who were mostly 9th grade freshmen

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    1964

    :)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,561
    vmaxer wrote: »
    I wonder why Jesse doesn't admit to attending the most exclusive concert in history. People were literally KILLED to get seats for this one...

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    Good one John.

    I would have loved to see it but maybe from back stage. The price of admission was terrible.

    Agreed... probably the most expensive ticket ever, and it took 25 to life before they opened the doors to let you out afterwards.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 941
    That’s a long time ago. Heck, my dad was 6!
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,348
    Triumph and Molly Hatchet. Danny Joe Brown just got out of rehab :)
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,110
    maxward wrote: »
    @OleBoot, I was in fact 18, a student at the University of Illinois. Time flies!

    Max, I’m a journalism professor at the u of i. When we’re u here and what did u study?
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  • adb3daadb3da Posts: 443
    My first concert that I bought the tickets for...I was in 8th grade and convinced my dad to drive us 90 miles to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the No Quarter Tour on May 6th, 1995 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, MO. 23 years later I live in STL. Here is the setlist from that night:

    Thank You
    Bring It On Home (Willie Dixon cover)
    Ramble On
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Gallows Pole
    Shake My Tree (Coverdale/Page cover)
    Lullaby (The Cure cover)
    No Quarter
    Nobody's Fault but Mine
    Friends
    Calling to You (Robert Plant cover)
    Since I've Been Loving You
    The Song Remains the Same
    Four Sticks
    Achilles Last Stand
    Black Dog
    Kashmir
  • adb3daadb3da Posts: 443
    My first concert that I bought the tickets for...I was in 8th grade and convinced my dad to drive us 90 miles to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the No Quarter Tour on May 6th, 1995 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, MO. 23 years later I live in STL. Here is the setlist from that night:

    Thank You
    Bring It On Home (Willie Dixon cover)
    Ramble On
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Gallows Pole
    Shake My Tree (Coverdale/Page cover)
    Lullaby (The Cure cover)
    No Quarter
    Nobody's Fault but Mine
    Friends
    Calling to You (Robert Plant cover)
    Since I've Been Loving You
    The Song Remains the Same
    Four Sticks
    Achilles Last Stand
    Black Dog
    Kashmir
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,467
    stretchl wrote: »
    maxward wrote: »
    @OleBoot, I was in fact 18, a student at the University of Illinois. Time flies!

    Max, I’m a journalism professor at the u of i. When we’re u here and what did u study?

    Sex drugs and rock n roll of course.....
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    stretchl wrote: »
    Max, I’m a journalism professor at the u of i. When we’re u here and what did u study?

    irony.
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 457
    My uncle took me to my first concert in 96/97(?). A local radio channel with 99 in its title was hosting the event for 99 cents a ticket. The headliners were Chevelle, at the venue the Boathouse in Norfolk, VA. Boathouse is no longer there thanks to Hurricane Isabel in 2003. To this day Chevelle remains one of my all-time favorite rock bands and I've seen the most of live. Deftones are probably a close second.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,139
    My first unofficial concert would have been Blue Rodeo when they were starting off at my dad's summer company bbq. My first one would Pearl Jam in 1993 at the Bob in Gatineau QC. Followed by Pink Floyd Division Bell in Montreal QC, 1994.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,315
    Beatles. Indiana Fairgrounds (Indianapolis). 1964

    I begged my parents to let me go with a friend of mine to see the Beatles on that tour, Kansas City in '64.

    They wouldn't budge, said I was too young @ 11 years old!
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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    tonyb wrote: »
    Styx....had front row seats, played my High school before they went big time.

    Must have been during The Serpent Is Rising times....that group was pretty dang good in those days weren't they?..
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 854
    Canaan NH Fall harvest festival in the fall of 76; Bob Segar, John Sebastian, Canned Heat, James Montgomery, Duke and the Drivers. That concert completely overwhelmed the small town which was expecting 6,000 but 70,000 arrived. The best part was 2 day party-sleepover in those much different times for this 21 year old kid at the time.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,139
    Canaan NH Fall harvest festival in the fall of 76; Bob Segar, John Sebastian, Canned Heat, James Montgomery, Duke and the Drivers. That concert completely overwhelmed the small town which was expecting 6,000 but 70,000 arrived. The best part was 2 day party-sleepover in those much different times for this 21 year old kid at the time.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    James Montgomery

    I worked on a movie here in Vermont where almost the entire plot took place at a wedding reception in a hotel. James Montgomery played the bartender at the reception. In one scene, the wedding band invites him onstage and he starts playing his harmonica. I'm not a big fan of harmonica music, but I was totally blown away by that guy. B)

    Most of the cast and crew stayed in the hotel during the shoot. One night after we were done shooting, James and a bunch of other cast/crew members came up to my room for a few late night beers. He was a really cool guy and he told a bunch of hilarious jokes. :p
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    HzTweaker wrote: »
    My uncle took me to my first concert in 96/97(?). A local radio channel with 99 in its title was hosting the event for 99 cents a ticket. The headliners were Chevelle, at the venue the Boathouse in Norfolk, VA. Boathouse is no longer there thanks to Hurricane Isabel in 2003. To this day Chevelle remains one of my all-time favorite rock bands and I've seen the most of live. Deftones are probably a close second.

    Hey..was Henry The Bull a DJ there?..Was gone from the VB area by then but did see a lot of good shows at that Boat House venue..I remember the chain link fence inside that separated the underage gang from getting beers..didn't seem to work out all that well either..LOL!..
  • pongshipongshi Posts: 372
    Wow, my high school days and concerts days are a bit of a blur and I saw a lot of concerts mostly at Selland Arena in Fresno, and some major events at the Oakland Coliseum. I think the first one was Boston, Outlaws and Starcastle in 1977. As long as I could scrape up the money and had a ride, I rarely missed a rock concert. My mom would not let me take the car or drive my friends to concerts. She was right in that regard since I am still breathing.
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,169
    Beatles. Indiana Fairgrounds (Indianapolis). 1964

    I begged my parents to let me go with a friend of mine to see the Beatles on that tour, Kansas City in '64.

    They wouldn't budge, said I was too young @ 11 years old!

    Damn, I thought I was old Mike :)
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