what was your first concert?

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  • korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from ChicagoPosts: 497
    Family Values Tour 99 in Chicago- Korn, Limp Bizkit, Filter, Staind, Crystal Method
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
  • ToledoJuttToledoJutt Toledo OhioPosts: 61
    Bob Seger December 20,1978 Toledo sports areana 8-) 2 days before I was born if that counts pearl jam 1996 Savage hall
    what the
  • CappoCappo Posts: 71
    For me it was Guns n Roses at the Glasshouse in Melbourne December 1988 for their Appetite for destruction tour.
    I was 13 and it was the loudest thing I had ever heard. My ears rang for 3 days.

    So glad I saw them at their best.
  • My Corduroy JacketMy Corduroy Jacket Austin, TXPosts: 558
    Seven Mary Three and Poe at Austin Muisc Hall in 1996 :)
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  • jlaustinjlaustin Ann Arbor, MIPosts: 2,352
    Beach Boys in 1976 with my mom

    Wanted to go to Prince in 1980, parents said no :cry:

    Saw Prince three times on 1999 tour 1982 - 1983! :D
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  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,292
    My first concert was SUPPOSED to be Ozzy Osbourne, but he bit that darn bat the night before.... so my first concert was REO Speedwagon and Survivor in 1984. I was 7 years old.
  • PJStatTrackerPJStatTracker Posts: 2,400
    jopetto75 wrote:
    Garth Brooks 1992 breaking guitars really not a bad show

    I'm late to this thread, and I know I'm going to be in a minority here, but I saw Garth's solo show in Vegas a couple of years back and left feeling like it was the best show I'd ever seen. An amazing performer.

    Of course, I'm a Texan, so there you go.

    My first show was Guns N Roses is 1993!!! I went with my mom.
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  • mattcozmattcoz ChicagoPosts: 1,272
    Pearl Jam, Alpine Valley, June 27, 1998
  • October 24th 1998 Aerosmith in my hometown
    "I want to Rock & Roll all night, and part of everyday"
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  • dannydanny Posts: 2,050
    salt n pepper in 1989 i was twelve
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  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    jopetto75 wrote:
    Garth Brooks 1992 breaking guitars really not a bad show

    I'm late to this thread, and I know I'm going to be in a minority here, but I saw Garth's solo show in Vegas a couple of years back and left feeling like it was the best show I'd ever seen. An amazing performer.

    Of course, I'm a Texan, so there you go.

    My first show was Guns N Roses is 1993!!! I went with my mom.
    Good music and a good show is just that ,regardless of genre.Zac Brown Band came thru last spring and I was blown away.Such great energy and music.Insane crowd.Id go again in a second.They killed Devil Went down to Georgia,and Enter Sandman covers.
  • Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash....1974 at Sunset Park in PA
    I will hold the candle until it burns up my arm. I'll keep taking punches until their will grows tired. I will stare the sun down until my eyes go blind. I won't change direction and I won't change my mind.
  • Beastie Boys "Hello Nasty" tour at the Worcester Centrum Center. It was the summer before the 5th grade for me and my dad was working security there at the time. He took the night off to take me and we had front row! (excluding the pit). It was a circular stage that rotated. My love for music began with that concert. MCA was always my favorite and it hit me harder than I ever imagined it would when he passed.



  • HermanBloomHermanBloom Posts: 1,764
    Nirvana. December 15, 1993. Boise State Pavilion, Boise, Idaho.
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  • morgie2morgie2 Posts: 1,065
    ryph raph wrote:
    morgie2 wrote:
    The Kinks- 1981. Promoting their album "Give The People What They Want". It had the song "Better Things" on it!


    This tour was awesome ! The kinks were one of the best live bands. :mrgreen:

    They were great. Red Rider opened... Saw Van Halen in 84. Equally fantastic.
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  • achon44achon44 Posts: 101
    Kiss December 14, 1984 at Coliseum in Richfield, OH. Queensryche opened.
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  • Avalon Boston Rage Against The Machine oct. 31 1991 :corn:
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  • irkossairkossa Posts: 25
    The Kinks, Springfield Civic, December '83. Great show.
    Boston I '04
    Boston I, II, Milwaukee II '06
    Hartford, Mansfield I, II '08
    Hartford , Boston '10
    EV Boston, PJ Montreal '11
    Worcester I, II, Hartford '13
    Fenway I '16
    ToTD - MSG '16
    Wrigley II '18
    Fenway I, II '18
  • October 24th 1998 Aerosmith in my hometown
    Sweet!
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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    Avalon Boston Rage Against The Machine oct. 31 1991 :corn:



    RIP Avalon. Saw some great shows there.
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  • BinFrog wrote:
    Avalon Boston Rage Against The Machine oct. 31 1991 :corn:



    RIP Avalon. Saw some great shows there.
    Yes indeed. The RATM show blew my doors off then April 11 1994 pj blew them off at the old garden
    In my lifetime, I have conquered the Multiverse by force of trUth.
  • DS107374DS107374 Posts: 90
    Air Supply - Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, NY

    It had to be around 1985. I was 9 and my mother was obsessed with them.

    My first REAL concert was House of Pain w/ Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine opening for them. I think that was 1992 or 1993 at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC.
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  • Pearl Jam at Soldier Field in 1995. Needless to say, that's where it all started for me... :thumbup:

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    Soldier Field - Jul 11, 1995, Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996,
    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium - Nov 14, 1997,
    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium - Nov 15, 1997, Alpine Valley Music Theatre - Jun 26, 1998, Alpine Valley Music Theatre - Jun 27, 1998, United Center - Jun 29, 1998, Riverport Amphitheatre - Jul 02, 1998, Allstate Arena - Oct 09, 2000, Assembly Hall - Apr 23, 2003
    United Center - Jun 18, 2003, Fox Theatre - Oct 05, 2004, United Center - May 16, 2006, United Center - May 17, 2006, United Center - Aug 23, 2009, United Center - Aug 24, 2009, Sprint Center - May 03, 2010, Scottrade Center - May 04, 2010, Alpine Valley Music Theatre - Sep 03, 2011, Alpine Valley Music Theatre - Sep 04, 2011
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,230
    Aerosmith Jones Beach 1999. I was 13. My Dad koves them.
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  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,194
    First show was Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Trax in Charlottesville, 1998 I think.

    First big concert: PJ Va Beach, 2000. Good times.
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  • morgie2 wrote:
    ryph raph wrote:
    morgie2 wrote:
    The Kinks- 1981. Promoting their album "Give The People What They Want". It had the song "Better Things" on it!


    This tour was awesome ! The kinks were one of the best live bands. :mrgreen:

    They were great. Red Rider opened... Saw Van Halen in 84. Equally fantastic.

    To this day, The Kinks are the only concert I've seen that had a "REAL" encore (that is not pre-planned). It was summer of '87 or ' 88 at Jones Beach. I think they played 2 encores, the lights came on, the crowd stayed, and 15-30 seconds (seemed much longer, but I'm guessing that's all it was), they went out, Kinks came back and did a quick Dedicated Followers of Fashion, lights came back up. For a short time I kept the silly notion that if the crowd kept cheering even after it appeared to be the last encore, whatever band would come back like they did. Silly me...
    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • CharliePCharlieP Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 990
    Seen a few Danish acts since I was very Little but my first 'big' concert with an international act was Soundgarden in Copenhagen 1996 on the Down on the upside tour....

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  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,266
    Styx - a lifetime ago :lol:
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  • Fleetwood Mac with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Glen Frye opening...Irvine Meadows...Irvine, California...31 Years ago...I was in the 5th grade...Mom and Dad took me with some of their friends...it was a school night...it was great!
    "No way to save someone who won't take the rope,and just lets go..."
  • toridaniothtoridanioth West SeattlePosts: 116
    John Denver 1980. First Concert at Poplar Creek in IL. Opening day for the amphitheater.
    2 weeks later Barry Manilow- same venue. Dad had season tickets. I was 4.

    RIP John
    RIP Poplar (esp the lawn- I loved that lawn)
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