44 Years Ago Today - What Was YOUR FIRST CONCERT ?

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    1985 Orange Bowl in Miami. Springsteen on the Born in the USA tour. We stood on our field level seats for three hours. What a time!
     
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    Grateful Dead, Not exactly sure what year. Ventura County Fairgrounds. My dad brought me.

    I'll add it was around 77ish. Still in their prime.
     
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    OMG. For me, that rules all. May I ask, how old you were? Fantastic! or should I say, Surreal!
     
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    Well, I scrolled the whole thread and no one else had Jackson Browne at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, MI, 4/12/78.
     
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    The Dead (The Grateful Dead minus Jerry, with Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring) two nights in a row at Jones Beach 2004. Rained both nights, it was great.
     
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    The Keef Hartley Band Birmingham Town Hall 1969 - the same lineup played Woodstock

    Hugely impressed with the guitarist Miller Anderson, and revisited the album (Battle of NW6) a few yrs ago, so googled and saw he was doing a gig with the Blues All Stars - so drove up to see him play - only 1500 miles from London up to the Orkney Islands. The special guest they had with them was rather brilliant as well - the late and great Peter Green
     
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    RUSH - Richfield Coliseum December 19, 1985
     
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    The first rock concert was REO Speedwagon 48 years ago in the Robinson, IL High School Gym. They had released their first album shortly before that time if I am remembering correctly.

    tidbit #1: Speedwagon was from Champaign, IL
    tidbit #2: A girl from Robinson was married for a time to Gregg Philbin, bass player for Speedwagon in their early years
     
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    I was 15. We met them too. The only way in and out was the stairs. We were waiting for our ride and they came back for their second show.

    I got Grace Slick to sign something. I gave it to a girl with a day or two.
     
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    I had a friend who went to a Warrant concert back in the '80s and his ears were still ringing a week later. I told him to go to the doctor, 'cause that ain't good.
     
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    Being a Bay Area boy, I saw Jefferson Starship a lot with Grace Slick 1981-1984 andJA on their 1989 reunion, which was nice, but it didn't feel like a band and it certainly wasn't the '60s. Although I had no personal encounters with Grace Slick, I did interact frequently with Kantner on a JA mailing list in the '90s and early aughts, which reduced his rock legend aura. in 1986 and '97, I got to see the KBC Band (Kantner Balin Casady) at the newly-reopened Fillmore and then an extremely funky little SF club called The Farm. At the former, Bill Graham was there being Bill Graham, yelling at someone. The girl with me gave him a flower. Graham was pretty much omnipresent at big and/or important shows in the Bay Area in the '70s and '80s, so Graham sightings and encounters were pretty common. At the Simon & Garfunkel reunion show at the Oakland Coliseum, he came walking down the aisle towards us and I said to my friend, "Oh, look. Bill Graham." He thought I said "program" and tried to grab his arm to stop him.
     
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    @Skully Kantner had a heart attack while here before their show. He passed pretty soon after that.
     
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    February or March 1974. Aerosmith was a local band with local airplay, and we got them to play at the field house at Franklin High School in Franklin, MA. I was a junior. That was the first (maybe only) time I saw flash pots used. They were debuting songs from the soon-to-be-released "Get Your Wings" album and opened with "Same Old Song & Dance". It was a really good show, based on my limited frame of reference. A year and a half later, I was a college freshman in Atlanta and couldn't figure out why the local stations were playing old Aerosmith songs from the first album released in 1973. Dream On...
     
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    1981 Motorhead Iron Fist tour and Y&T a few months later.
     
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    Whose that first one stryper?

    And what’s on that guys arm looks like some sort of space age device?
     
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    Johnny & the Hurricanes, Turner Hall, Monroe, WI, 1961 I even touched the VW bus) Talked with Dave Yorko (guitar) nice guy, saw them in about "64 in Monona, WI and the (new)band was a bunch of jerks, real stuck up tried to look like Beatles, Johnny, however, was still cool !

     
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    "that first one Stryper" ???
     
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    Is that who it is?

    I don’t recognize them
     
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    My first concert at anything above supper club size was the Ramones at the Hollywood Palladium, two nights in a row. Not long after that, I saw Pere Ubu at the Troubador. Then the Stones at the Rose Bowl, with the Chili Peppers opening. This is all around the '93–'94 period.
     
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