Your first concert-remember the line up?

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  1. Thighbanez

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    yes! FILTER played at the limelight in nyc. it was my first time to a club and my first concert.

    snake river conspiracy opened for them.

    i was never the same after that concert.

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  2. Prism879

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    I'm going to my first concert in October, for Rush's Clockworth Angels tour. Can't wait! :D
     
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    I believe I was 6 when my dad took me to see Iron Maiden and Quiet Riot at the Baltimore Civic Center. We had front row seats and back stage passes. I've still got the drum stick from Quiet Riot. They pulled me up on stage to play air guitar with them. At that age I felt like the king of the world. That's also when the bug bit me and I knew from that moment I had to be a guitar player. It was Maidens Piece of Mind tour. I thought going back stage was the coolest thing in the world.

    Slight mistake I was 8 not 6.
     
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    Zappa at the Palladium. Sat next to Steve Vai's parents. One of the first shows with Chad Wackerman on drums.
     
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    1978? Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. ELO Out of the Blue Tour. Dad took me for a birthday present. Giant flying saucer stage, smoke, lasers, the whole shebang! Bobby Weir and Kingfish opened. There were a lot of long-haired people there smoking funny smelling cigarettes. I had a pair of binoculars and saw some lady in the floor seats get hit in the back of the head with a frisbee thrown from the cheap seats. Ouch! There were several M-80s lit and thrown into the air throughout the show. Man, that first big rock show is a thrill. I was totally hooked after that. Saw a lot of bands in that old arena.
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    I don't recall ever going to real concert. I've only been to small shows at clubs or in people's basements. None of the bands ever made it anywhere, and I doubt any still exist.
     
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    Beach Boys at the Summit in Houston. October 1979.
     
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    yes and no. im not sure which one was first. but could of been both the same year. 89 i think, or 88 my 8th grade year. GNR, and ozzy ozborns randy rhoads tribute tour.
    them where my first two concerts my third was ac/dc.

    chris.
     
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    about six years ago, I saw Relient K and Switchfoot..... =P
     
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    The Association in 1968 in Pasco, Washington. During a break, I walk right up to the risers and got a good look at their guitars. No security or roadies. In the second set, they announced their new single, "Cherish." With their deep vocal strength, they sounded just like the records. They were flawless and polished. They even did a little schtick where they acted like newscasters. One guy ran in place and said he was the roving reporter. Then two guys did a Huntley and Brinkley skit, ending with "Goodnight, Chet," "Goodnight, David," then a kiss. Euww, went the audience. Again, it was 1968 and the revolution was on.
     
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    1976? I was in junior high in long island, Harry Chapin played at my soon to be high school. My friend got to sing on stage.
     
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    1971? the Kinks at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. That's the first one I remember.
    I know there were some earlier ones on Boston Common but it was the 60's y'know.
     
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    Pat Travers opening for Blue Oyster Cult at the Jackson Country Expo. 1977ish.
     
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    1972, Columbus, Ohio, Grand Funk Railroad. The opening act was whatever band did "Mongoose."

    My first wife actually saw the Who do "Tommy." Man, I hated her. ;)
     
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    Live? Then my first concert that I remember would be some cat playing vibes, a sax player and drummer with a female singer at the state fair about '59 doing Ray Charles and Dave Brubeck, Girl from Ipanema and such. Then some dudes playing Dick Dale and The Ventures and such in the parking lot of Federals Dept Store. About that time The Beatles hit and music really exploded all over the place, great music was everywhere. Lots of good stuff before, during and after that time too, you just have to appreciate it all.
     
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    1968 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - Cold Blood opening for the Grateful Dead
     
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    Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nazareth, Ted Nugent - RFK Stadium, DC
     
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    Good gawd I thought I was old.. You guys are killing me.
    First real live professional show was Loretta Lynn @ the new grand old opry.
    1976 I was ten years old I recognized a tele and a lespaul.
    first real rock concert was T Bone Burnett opening for the Who in 82.
    Great show still want to build a pete style tele from that era.
    freedom hall louisville KY 82
     
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    Yeah that is cool to be able to relate to the young pups in the guitar shop
     
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    I have friends who were at that OKC Civic Auditorium Airplane show, they brought home to our sleepy little Oklahoma farm town the first LSD I ever saw and a large chunk of some sort of black hash that gave us all emphesema for a month, man that was the beginning of the silliness for sure.
     
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