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Very first concert you attended?

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The Doobie Brothers in 1970, I was seven years old… My uncle snuck me and my sister out of my mothers opera in a smaller hall in the Lincoln Center complex, maybe it was Avery Fisher Hall?… I’m not sure anymore, because I was seven smile001.gif ...and in to see the Doobie Brothers at the bigger hall at Lincoln Center, my mom was pissed... my uncle was a cop so he just walked us in with his badge. My first whiff of weed and I remember the sea of blue jeans... I became a rock fan that day. At the champagne reception after my mothers event I went through a door that locked behind me and found my self on the stage floor with the Doobie Brothers packing the gear... now better understanding how things work I realize they were the roadiessmile001.gif


Alice Cooper, July 1977, Omaha. My parents had never heard of her, so I was allowed to go. lol

AnnieMist Level 4 July 19, 2018

"her" know you're going to hell, don't you?

@SeeCanU I'll point the finger of blame directly at this.


George Harrison and Ravi Shankar - Dark Horse Tour (with Billy Preston, Tom Scott, Willie Weeks, Andy Newmark and Robben Ford)

timechef Level 4 July 19, 2018

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention on the Mudshark tour, 1970 I think, at the historic Watres Armory in Scranton, PA. If Joe Biden was there, I didn't see him. smile027.gif

zeuser Level 8 July 19, 2018

lucky bugger


forget the very first, but in quick 1970's succession, Led Zepplin and Jethro Tull...

Bonzo died a year to the day before I was born =(

@maturin1919 well, we still have video :'smile009.gif


David Bowie at Madison Square Garden. Probably about 1978.


the Who in 82.

hankster Level 9 July 19, 2018

Janice Joplin at the old Filmore East on Second Avenue. It blew my mind - couldn't believe she was white 'cause I had only heard her on the radio. I always liked her line: the best for a girl to show she digs a guy she just met is to take him home and screw him.

Aristopus Level 7 July 19, 2018

I got into Janis in my post-high school years. I'll never forget watching the Monterey Pop concert and thinking "HOLY SHIT!"


It would have to be Al Green in England, 1974. Amazing. So long ago smile002.gif


Iron Maiden 1983.
This where I saw them:

MacTavish Level 7 July 19, 2018

Look at all the Maiden fans, cool!!


Tool, 2001.

geist171 Level 6 July 19, 2018

@minhmeister this was right around the time Lateralus came out. I was a big fan of Aenima as an album.


Ziggy Marley opening for INXS.

Bjy001 Level 7 July 19, 2018

Alice Cooper, Dead Babies concert.

t1nick Level 8 July 19, 2018

Don't judge but LeAnn Rimes lol

It was 1997, winter. My mom only listened to country at the time, and LeAnn Rimes was my favorite next to Shania Twain.

My next concert was Avenged Sevenfold/Bullet for my valentine/Three Days Grace. Then I saw Fall out Boy/Wiz Kalifa and then Red Jumpsuit Apparatus did a private concert in my town and I got to hang out with them after the show because I'm friends with the local band lead singer that opened for them

That was my oldest daughter's first concert. Her 3rd grade class won tickets.

I have nothing against Ms. Rimes. You will face no judgement here.


Jonny Cash when I was seven--- Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show when I was 13 ish. Loved Both. I was a big Dr. Hook fan.smile001.gif

Sonya456 Level 5 July 19, 2018

Both of those shows had to be amazing.


Beatles 1965, saw Paul in 2008, 2012, and got tickets for Sept. 30 in Edmonton.

Vmorri Level 1 July 19, 2018

I was BORN AND RAISED with the Beatles. White Album, Sgt. Pepper and Revolver all on records provided me with a very happy childhood.


Jerry Lee Lewis, around 1971 or so. I saw Dylan and The Band in 74, that was fun. Many more since

Iowaguitar Level 6 July 19, 2018

Steppenwolf 1969

ShermanK Level 6 July 19, 2018

David Cassidy. I was 10.

bleurowz Level 8 July 19, 2018


SukiSue Level 8 July 19, 2018

With parents, I'm assuming?

well that would be the one to go to if you got the chance to go to any i think

@Deb57 Yup! Nine years old. I thought it was the biggest Indian Pow wow I had ever seen.

Any performances stand out in your memory?



brownH50 Level 6 July 19, 2018

Phil Collins.

i need to see him! i bet he puts on a good one

I saw him at Irvine Meadows... around '83? I'm trying to recall how old I was and I'm pretty sure it was before high school graduation. Fantastic concert, even though it rained. ?


My first concert was J. Geils with Cheap Trick 1982

Dew25 Level 7 July 19, 2018

Wow, I saw J. Geils that year! In February 1982, at the Boston Garden. I saved the concert shirt and tix stubs even. But Cheap Trick wasn't part of the Geils show I saw - although I did see Cheap Trick at UMass in 1984, at an outdoor spring concert.

I read in the Globe that John Warren Geils Jr. (the J. Geils namesake) died a year ago. Now I've got to go listen to some Geils!


What? Not one first Grateful Dead attendee? Bill Graham said, "They're not the best at what they do, they're the best!" Unforgettable!

Louiseann Level 6 July 19, 2018

@JustLynnie ?

My first Dead show was 10/20/74, but that was 6 years after my first concert. When Winterland closed in 1978, Bill Graham put up a large billboard on the side of the building with that phrase. I loved that arena.


Bob Segar and The Last Herd - Maybe 65 or 67. He was in the parking lot of a local Mall. My mother was shopping at Sears or whatever and my brother and I slipped out to see the band. 'Heavy Music' had just started local airplay

Lincoln55 Level 8 July 19, 2018

I think it was Price back in the mid 1980's.

snytiger6 Level 9 July 19, 2018
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