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What was the first concert you ever attended?

Discussion in 'Epic Threads' started by BeatlesAreMyJam, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. rbell457

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    Led Zeppelin, Minneapolis, MN sometime in April 1977. Not the best Zep show, it was a few hours late due to Jimmy Page being "ill". The last 45 mins did really make up for the first hour or so, so I can't complain at all. To this day it's still the loudest show I've ever been to.
     
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    Fleetwood Mac, Grand Funk Railroad, Richard Pryor and Sly and the Family Stone at Madison Square Garden NYC, February 13, 1970. Amazing show.
     
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    1965-New Haven Coliseum-the original Rolling Stones, 5 rows back,center section-it was
    unbelievable!!!!
     
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    Rush - Hemispheres tour 1979 Sam Houston Coliseum Houston, Texas
     
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    Jethro Tull on the "Passion Play" tour. Think it was 73, but since I was really there, I can't remember.
     
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    August 28, 1966. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Beatles, The Cyrcle, The Ronettes, The Remains (there may have been one or two more acts). The next-to-last paying-venue concert the Beatles ever did. The next night they played at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, after that never again (the rooftop concert wasn't a paying venue). Being 15 I couldn't drive, so my best friend Rick and I got a ride from either his Mom or my parents (can't remember which).

    Yes, the screams of the teen girls were loud, but not so loud that they drowned out the band - the Beatles were incredibly good. They were the last act. The singles at the time were Rain & Paperback Writer, both of which they played really well. But the most memorable part was when they tried to get away.

    When their set was over, they ran into a big tent behind the stage and jumped into a couple limos which headed toward the outfield gate. But hundreds, maybe thousands, of teen girls just flowed over the fences separating the stands from the field and surrounded the cars before they could get out. One of them (Paul?) opened a window and one of the girls grabbed his shirt and was pulling on it, nearly choked him. One of the other guys (George?) took his shirt off in the car and offered it through the window to the girl, to get her to let go of Paul's shirt, thus stopping him from being choked to death. The cars slowly backed up to the tent, then a really large number of cops made two lines from the stage (which was around where second base would be) to the dugout area, making sort of a human tunnel. The Beatles walked through that to the dugout area and got away.
     
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    June 30, 1995. Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA. The Grateful Dead. I was 12. The tie-dyed GD tees came down past my knees and I learned what a roach was. Jerry played only 5 more times after.
     
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    My First Concert - Paul Revere & the Raiders

    Paul Revere and the Raiders. Summer of 1966 at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago!
     
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    Rush. Last Wednesday. :D
     
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    FooFighters 2004
     
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    INXS, I think around 1987 at the Thomas&Mack in Las Vegas, NV
     
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    original Rolling stones,New Haven Coliseum-1965
     
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    First concert: TrabsSiberian Orchestra 2011
    First rock concert: Van Halen 2012
     
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    And then Boston 2012
    Motley Crue and Kiss 2012
     
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    hey, I was at that show!

    My first was Rush at the Worcester Centrum in December of 1991.
     
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    First gig was Walter Trout, in a small local club. Around 1992 I'd guess.

    My first proper concert was Pink Floyd at Earl's Court in 1994. I found the ticket stub the other day, I remember it as if it was yesterday (can't believe it was nearly 20 years ago).
     
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    Angel Witch in some Pub in Eltham, South East London, late seventies. I was fourteenish
     
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    Sammy Hagar opened
     
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    Wishbone Ash, and Fleetwood Mac (with Bob Welch). Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln NE, sometime in 1972-73.
     
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    A little update on that post, the Fortunetellers manager informs me that in fact it wasn't the police that switched off the electricity, the promoter skipped with the ticket money so the venue cut the power. Mick assumed it was the police wrongly. None of the musicians (including the Stones) were paid. Also, that wasn't really my first concert, I saw the Dave Clark Five at the same place in the fall of '64.
     
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