What Was Your First Concert?

JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,902
Mine was the J Geils Band in 1980 (I was 14 years old!)
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  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 20,161
    Aerosmith with Skid Row as opener in Toronto at the Skydome. It was the Pump tour, think it was 1990 or early 90s
    2005 - London
    2009 - Toronto
    2010 - Buffalo
    2011 - Toronto 1&2
    2013 - London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014 - Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit
    2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Ottawa, Toronto 1
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 153
    Eddie Money in 1991. Free show at the annual festival in my hometown. 11 years old.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,931
    edited June 26
    Pink Floyd, 1994, for the Division Bell tour.
    I was old for my first concert - I was in grade 12. My parents wouldn't let me go when I was younger than that, it was really unfair and stupid (and uncharacteristic - my parents weren't that strict. I think it was because they had some weird fantasy in their heads about what concerts were like, and it was really really bad, lol). Especially considering how much I missed at that particular time, including Pearl Jam. :frowning: However, it made it so my first concert was Pink fuckin' Floyd, which is pretty rad!! To this day, so many concerts later, it is still the most spectacular show I've ever seen. Their "presentation" can't be beat!
    I waited in line for many hours for those tix, and we were about 6 people away from reaching the TM booth when it sold out. Oh man, what a bummer.... And then they announced the second show! Yay!
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,581
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • joe159joe159 Decatur, IL.Posts: 117
    White Zombie Peoria, IL. 1995. Rev. Horton Heat, and the Melvins were the openers
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,339
    Butthole Surfers
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Flaming Lips

    yes Butthole Surfers was the headliner.

    Roseland Ballroom, NYC 91-92
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,681
    Amy Lee Grant
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,165
    The Godfathers, 1994, 16 years old..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015
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  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,924
    PJ_Soul said:
    Pink Floyd, 1994, for the Division Bell tour.
    I was old for my first concert - I was in grade 12. My parents wouldn't let me go when I was younger than that, it was really unfair and stupid (and uncharacteristic - my parents weren't that strict. I think it was because they had some weird fantasy in their heads about what concerts were like, and it was really really bad, lol). Especially considering how much I missed at that particular time, including Pearl Jam. :frowning: However, it made it so my first concert was Pink fuckin' Floyd, which is pretty rad!! To this day, so many concerts later, it is still the most spectacular show I've ever seen. Their "presentation" can't be beat!
    I waited in line for many hours for those tix, and we were about 6 people away from reaching the TM booth when it sold out. Oh man, what a bummer.... And then they announced the second show! Yay!
    Same here! Pink Floyd at Three Rivers Stadium. Still one of the best shows i ever saw. Me and a buddy waited in line for tickets at a local grocery store one morning and ended up with extremely high upperdeckers. 
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  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,718
    Toadies 1994, Peoria.  One of the openers was CIV, 14 years old at the time
    2000 - Chicago
    2003 - Champaign
    2006 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2007 - Chicago Lollapalooza
    2009 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2010 - Saint Louis
    2011 - East Troy 1 & 2 (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2012 - Atlanta, Missoula
    2013 - Chicago (Wrigley Field), Dallas, Oklahoma City
    2014 - Saint Louis, Tulsa, Moline (No Code, IL), Saint Paul, Milwaukee (Yield, WI)
    2016 - Greenville (Vs, SC), Columbia, Boston (Fenway Park 1), Chicago (Wrigley Field 1 & 2)
    2018 - Seattle (Safeco Field 1 & 2), Chicago (Wrigley Field 1 & 2)

    2012 - Temple of the Dog (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2014 - Soundgarden Tinley Park (with Nine Inch Nails)
    2016 - Chris Cornell Solo (Madison, WI and Peoria, IL (official hometown show))
    2016 - Temple of the Dog (San Francisco, both shows)

    RIP Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell
  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 295
    Peter Gariel WOMAD 1993. Ziggy Marley came on before PG and the air was instantly filling with smoke! LOL


  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,402
    HORDE Festival 1994 - Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Ziggy Marley, and others. 

    I was 17.  It was everything my parents were concerned about, and everything I hoped for. Lots of hippies, weirdos, and substances. Chris Robinson was a total mess. Smoked too much crappy weed, had my first go with mushrooms and ended up sleeping in my car in a truck stop.  At the time I thought it was very rock n roll.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,768
    edited June 27
    Whitesnake and Great White
    Made it to the rail and then got smooshed and whisked out.  Was 16, small, it was blistering hot, and I had consumed far too many beers

    I took a breather and headed back in.  It was a memorable experience.  

    I still love Whitesnake. 

    EDIT --- I was 14, it was 1988.  I went with my older brothers and his friends and they fed me beer.  Looked up the date and damn...I was a bad kid!
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,604
    canned....fucking....heat.

    now featured in a geico commercial :angry:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,009


    July 1993 Finsbury Park, London

    Neil Young with Booker T & The MGs
    Pearl Jam
    James
    Teenage Fanclub
    4 Non Blondes

    all for the princely sum of £22.50!!!

    So, I guess technically the first band I saw live would be 4 Non Blondes... but the day got a whole lot better after that!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

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  • kasedougkasedoug The Golden StatePosts: 2,496
    Beastie Boys at the Great Western Forum in 1998. Hello Nasty in-the-round tour.
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 19,488
    Sepultura live at the legendary Rodon Club in Athens, Greece!  27/02/2004! I was only 15 years old! :rock_on:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,285
    PJ_Soul said:
    Pink Floyd, 1994, for the Division Bell tour.
    I was old for my first concert - I was in grade 12. My parents wouldn't let me go when I was younger than that, it was really unfair and stupid (and uncharacteristic - my parents weren't that strict. I think it was because they had some weird fantasy in their heads about what concerts were like, and it was really really bad, lol). Especially considering how much I missed at that particular time, including Pearl Jam. :frowning: However, it made it so my first concert was Pink fuckin' Floyd, which is pretty rad!! To this day, so many concerts later, it is still the most spectacular show I've ever seen. Their "presentation" can't be beat!
    I waited in line for many hours for those tix, and we were about 6 people away from reaching the TM booth when it sold out. Oh man, what a bummer.... And then they announced the second show! Yay!
    Funny I see this as I want to purchase Pulse on dvd.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,285
    Green Day for their American Idiot tour in Melbourne 2005.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,581
    goldrush said:


    July 1993 Finsbury Park, London

    Neil Young with Booker T & The MGs
    Pearl Jam
    James
    Teenage Fanclub
    4 Non Blondes

    all for the princely sum of £22.50!!!

    So, I guess technically the first band I saw live would be 4 Non Blondes... but the day got a whole lot better after that!
    Technically Black Crowes would be my first then, because they opened for Neil Young too, in 2001 :)
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,009
    goldrush said:


    July 1993 Finsbury Park, London

    Neil Young with Booker T & The MGs
    Pearl Jam
    James
    Teenage Fanclub
    4 Non Blondes

    all for the princely sum of £22.50!!!

    So, I guess technically the first band I saw live would be 4 Non Blondes... but the day got a whole lot better after that!
    Technically Black Crowes would be my first then, because they opened for Neil Young too, in 2001 :)
    That’s a much better opener than 4 Non Blondes, that’s for sure!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,217
    ya'll are young kids...
    my first show was in 1979...
    where's @brianlux when i need him?
  • given2fly23given2fly23 Evanston, ILPosts: 4,292
    Pearl Jam
    Soldier Field - 7/11/95

    ...and I was never the same.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,768
    ya'll are young kids...
    my first show was in 1979...
    where's @brianlux when i need him?
    @Wobbie shared 'Canned Heat' was his first.  They started in the mid-60s so I am gonna guess his first show was in 1969.  ;)
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,143
    edited June 27
    Beach Boys 1988 - Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (after a Braves game)
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    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,019
    edited June 27
    Van Halen, 5150 tour with BTO opening.  1986
    Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

    And looking up the Wiki article on it makes me laugh.  A tour that encompassed 6 months or so had the exact same 17 song setlist, (sans 1-2 songs).  Hilarious.  I know a lot of bands do that, but it's still funny.  
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 2,817
    Genesis - Foxboro, MA 1991

    I was 15, my brother brought me for my birthday.

    Domino was otherworldly. 

  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,051

    Stone Temple Pilots

    Meat Puppets

    Jawbox

    1994- Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center

    I was hooked after this. there was even a purple horse wandering around outside the arena.

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    2006- Cincinnati, OH
    2008- Columbia, SC
    2009- Chicago, IL x 2 / Ed Ved- Atlanta, GA x 2
    2010- Bristow, VA
    2011- Alpine Valley, WI (PJ20) x 2 / Ed Ved- Chicago, IL
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    2013- Charlotte, NC
    2014- Cincinnati, OH
    2015- New York, NY
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  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,046
    Iron Maiden - Somewhere On Tour 1987 MSG.

    I was 12 years old and went with my best friend and his older sister and her friends. Great night!

    NYPJ
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,902
    goldrush said:


    July 1993 Finsbury Park, London

    Neil Young with Booker T & The MGs
    Pearl Jam
    James
    Teenage Fanclub
    4 Non Blondes

    all for the princely sum of £22.50!!!

    So, I guess technically the first band I saw live would be 4 Non Blondes... but the day got a whole lot better after that!
    Wow, PJ - James - TFC on the same bill....very cool!
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