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2012-05-11 09:20:22 AM  
The Kinks, Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. May 10, 1983, which was my 16th birthday. Scandal opened.
2012-05-11 09:20:22 AM  

/get a grip
//February 23, 1994
2012-05-11 09:20:30 AM  
2012-05-11 09:20:35 AM  
Styx on their Paradise Theatre tour. After the show, they rolled a preview of a Kilroy video which looked much cooler than it turned out to be.
2012-05-11 09:21:04 AM  
Paul McCartney, UC Berkeley football stadium. 1990.
2012-05-11 09:21:09 AM  
some punk rock show in some tiny denton bar, admission was a dollar, and it had 6 local punk bands. I was 13. I was nervous about being cool, so I died my hair red the day before. it was so hot in the bar, that I started to sweat and red dye was streaming down my face. i realized then that I was going to have to accept that either, I was either going to have a very, very hard life, or I was going to have to accept the fact that I will never be 'cool'.

first real concert with a real band that wasn't a festival? maybe lords of acid or marilyn manson.

/ although, the most recent concert I went to was the best I've been to, peter murphy. he can put on a show. and, he did a bunch of bauhaus stuff.
// normally, though, I just see jazz or blues stuff every weekend.
2012-05-11 09:21:14 AM  

LlamaGirl: New Kids on the Block

me too. i think i was 8 or 9

our seats were horrible. we couldn't see shiat. the friend i brought with me was being a total pussy about the noise. so we ended up leaving
2012-05-11 09:21:14 AM  
I would like to add, that after seeing Ozzy, I went on to see over 500 more live shows. Saved all the ticket stubbs.
2012-05-11 09:21:14 AM  
Van Halen 5150 Tour in '86
BTO opened

I was 14.
2012-05-11 09:21:32 AM  
The Australian Pink Floyd
2012-05-11 09:21:39 AM  
Mind you, I grew up in NW Missouri...and I was 8 and had no control over my families musical entertainment destinations.

Dolly Parton.

2012-05-11 09:21:39 AM  
Roy Clark and Buck Owens.

Olivia Newton John opened.

still makes me laugh
2012-05-11 09:21:39 AM  
Looks like it was Fuel and Weezer at a festival here in Tulsa.
2012-05-11 09:21:45 AM  
Parliament / Funkadelics

San Diego Sports Arena. My little 10-year old mind was blown. And most definitely baked.

/"hey howcome it's all smokey in here?"
2012-05-11 09:21:51 AM  
Beach Boys, with the Moody Blues opening. I was like 10.
2012-05-11 09:21:58 AM  
Count Basie Jazz Band.

/yeah, I know...
//get off my lawn.
2012-05-11 09:22:03 AM  
It was Hall & Oates, General Public opened. I was 11.
2012-05-11 09:22:03 AM  
Foreigner (4), Billy Squire was the intro act. We got there late and missed almost all of Billy Squire (thank god!)
2012-05-11 09:22:15 AM  
sigh, Garth Brooks.

/the things we do for females
2012-05-11 09:22:18 AM  
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Joe Cocker at Riverbend in Cincinnati
2012-05-11 09:22:20 AM  
It was "I, Ludicrous" whose most famous ditty was Preposterous Tales. The lyrics to Spock's Brain are also worth a read.
2012-05-11 09:22:20 AM  
Rolling Stones, Detroit 1968
2012-05-11 09:22:21 AM  
2012-05-11 09:22:22 AM  

dilettantegrrl: Rick Springfield (Human Touch tour, 1982?). Quarterflash opened; Seattle Center.

That opening act would have hardened my heart.

/almost couldn't finish typing that lame pun.
2012-05-11 09:22:23 AM  
Beasties Boys on the License to Ill tour. Murphy's Law and Fishbone were the opening acts.

My brother took me to the show since I was 12 at the time.
2012-05-11 09:22:26 AM  
First concert I ever attended: Triumph headlining with Blue Oyster Cult opening.
Best concert I ever attended: Tie between Peter Gabriel at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck (co-headliners... they alternated every night), also at the Spectrum. Both shows were very different and very outstanding.
2012-05-11 09:22:34 AM  
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
2012-05-11 09:22:39 AM  
Beach Boys
2012-05-11 09:22:42 AM  

Grace Under Pressure tour, Columbus Ohio

I think Fastway opened. Don't know. Didn't care about the opener a bit.
2012-05-11 09:22:44 AM  
The Cure "Prayer Tour" Birmingham NEC 1989
2012-05-11 09:22:46 AM  
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, 1989
2012-05-11 09:23:09 AM  
Motley Crue
2012-05-11 09:23:17 AM  
Interesting since I just tagged a "Captive Honour" post in another thread. MEGADETH, with Pantera and White Zombie, Roberts Stadium, Evansville. Had to be 1993.
2012-05-11 09:23:25 AM  
Chicago..circa 1985
2012-05-11 09:23:26 AM  
Candlebox...remember those guys? Saw them in Milwaukee in 1994
2012-05-11 09:23:32 AM  

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: Steppenwolf

But a band we had never heard of opened and just blew our minds......

Alice Cooper

He hung himself on a gallows in 1970 as an opening act, WTF indeed!

Ha, I saw his Welcome to my Nightmare concert in Detroit several years later.

Your story reminds me of going to a concert to see Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson and seeing the opening act and thinking 'who the fark is John Cougar?'.

My buddies followed their band back to the hotel and partied all night with them.

I did not :-(
2012-05-11 09:23:32 AM  
Lil' B - The Based God.
2012-05-11 09:23:41 AM  
Iron Maiden, ChicagoFest 1982
2012-05-11 09:23:45 AM  
The Doughboys

But the opener was the novel part:
A punk band named Placebo from Calgary, Alberta, Canada featuring a young Leslie Feist.
2012-05-11 09:23:52 AM  
Chuck Berry
2012-05-11 09:23:54 AM  
Kate Smith. She was a BIG star.
2012-05-11 09:24:02 AM  
the police!
2012-05-11 09:24:12 AM  
Hell must have been 82.....Cheap Trick headlined with Stevie Ray Vaughan opening at the Corpus Christi Coloseum.
2012-05-11 09:24:27 AM  
Electric Light Orchestra
Out of the Blue tour

//lotsa lazorz!
2012-05-11 09:24:30 AM  
It was almost Bon Jovi in '87 but my dad slipped a disc farking around on a skateboard and wouldn't let me go w/o him.

I actual answer is, I don't remember.
2012-05-11 09:24:31 AM  
Kiss. Supporting act I for some reason remember was called "black and blue". This was the Lick it Up tour.
2012-05-11 09:24:34 AM  
Saw the Foo Fighters on the Color and the Shape tour at "old" Lupo's in Providence. So many great bands came through that tiny venue. The new Lupo's is infinitely nicer but doesn't have the intimacy of being almost at the stage anywhere in the building.
2012-05-11 09:25:05 AM  
2012-05-11 09:25:13 AM  
Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullet Band. Fifth row and center.
2012-05-11 09:25:22 AM  
K.C. and the Sunshine Band
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