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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by JJLC, Jul 30, 2020 at 8:04 PM.
??? It's a band..what do you mean?
So cool! Great memories. My first was in the late 70s, and it was Sammie Hagar with Pat Benatar. It was a funny show. I have seen many better since. But, it was a good start. Rock on!
... so.... I live in a backwater (AK). I flew to Seattle in 1969 (100 bucks) to see Credence... guess that would be the first.... over 50 years ago
That show was probably insane. I saw live footage of Rainbow in the 70s, totally amazing. Dio was in his Prime, as well as the others.
This one is in Germany 1977, Sick
Queen. 1985. Sydney entertainment centre.
I’d travelled 6 hours on the train. It was a u -shape and I was seven seats from the back wall in the back row.
And still one of the beat shows I’ve ever seen.
What is the name of the band from your first concert?
They are dressed how the band “stryper” dressed back then
First concert I paid for was Barry Manilow at the London Palladium in 78. I remember seeing Dottie West though at a fair in probably 76/77. I suppose that counts.
1969 (December?) Led Zeppelin Dorton Arena Raleigh, NC. The band actually walked by us in the dark in the parking lot prior to the show; they were noticeably smaller than they appeared on stage later.
damn..THAT IS STRYPER ON THE PICTURE AND STRYPER WAS MY FIRST CONCERT
Bruce Springsteen Capitol Theater Passaic NJ September 1975. I was 16.
Kinda set a high standard for energy and endurance!
I'm not exactly a Bruce fan, but can still hear a bunch of those old songs and smile.
April of 1970.
Acoustics in Dorton are atrocious but we saw a small handful of great shows there, back in the day, didn't we? It usually took a drive to Greensboro Coliseum (or, occasionally, Duke) to see the big shows. Good times.
Bang Tango opening for Brittany Fox at the Club Eastbrook/Orbit Room in GR. Saw a lot of great shows there. Kix and Queens of the Stone Age were some of my faves.
I saw Ritchie Blackmore and rainbow as well. A new group opened up AC/DC. I forgot the year. Maybe 76-77. All I really remember was how loud it was. I haven’t looked back since.
My first concert was The Beatles. Yes its true...top that one boys
1st concert I ever went to was with my father to see the band Chicago in 1974.
It was an amazing concert and the mix was amazing.
I was converted that day and have always loved the early 1st 3 albums by Chicago.
They lost me when they went bubblegum syrupy pop mainstream.
Im a little younger and went to my first proper show just after high school graduation in 2001. A friend and I went to Alpine Valley to see Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade who was an opener for Phil Lesh & Friends.
The whole scene there smacked us in the face and opened our eyes to that culture. Just a bunch of fun in the lot and venue. We were bass obsessed and only there for Claypool.
We also ran into our science teacher and his friends in the lot. He was very embarrassed as his friends were telling his students they were waiting to drop acid until Phils plays and "Phil will change your life mannnnn". Haha. Great teacher though!
King Crimson “Lizard” tour 1972... in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theatre. Can someone say MELLOTRONS?!?
Aerosmith, Boston Garden 1976. Rick Derringer opened. I haven't been the same since.
Here's a 1978 Capitol Theater show by Springsteen.
1973, Bismark, ND, Blue Oyster Cult and Black Oak Arkansas. The pot smoke was so thick even the cops were stoned.