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2012-05-11 10:52:46 AM  
MC Hammer...he turned that motha out!
 
2012-05-11 10:52:58 AM  
While Farkers recall today fond memories of concerts they attended during the Ford Administration, they fail to notice children frolicking at will all over their lawns.
 
2012-05-11 10:52:59 AM  
George Thorogood AND the Delaware Destroyers. 1985.
 
2012-05-11 10:53:14 AM  
Def Leppard, with opening band Stryper!
 
2012-05-11 10:54:06 AM  
The GoGo's (but only went because U2 was the opening band...)

/serious
 
2012-05-11 10:54:06 AM  
Iron Butterfly. And, it cost three bucks.
 
2012-05-11 10:54:21 AM  

vodka: I have never been to concert and don't ever plan to. Don't get me wrong because I love live music, I just can't get into the whole herd thing.


The herd thing is because people who like live music go to concerts. I don't always like crowds but I like people watching and live music. Enjoyment of music out weighs dislike of crowds. If I'm not in a crowd mood I hang back. Like I did at Feist on Monday.
 
2012-05-11 10:54:34 AM  
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Dallas State Fair Music Hall - February 1968
Can still listen to it on his fan page
 
2012-05-11 10:55:36 AM  

18 Wheels of Love: While Farkers recall today fond memories of concerts they attended during the Ford Administration, they fail to notice children frolicking at will all over their lawns.


Yeah, why are they not out in their robe and slippers waving a newspaper?
 
2012-05-11 10:55:49 AM  
The Beach Boys in 1980. With my Mom, in our new civic center in Tallahassee. It was lame.
 
2012-05-11 10:56:01 AM  
Texas Jam, 1987

Boston
Aerosmith
Whitesnake
Poison
Tesla
Farrenheit

Best Summer Evah!
 
2012-05-11 10:56:04 AM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: JerseyTim: They Might Be Giants

TMBG was the first concert I saw too. 1990. Same congressional district... it's like we're dopplegangers.


Where did you see them? I saw them in 1994 at Irving Plaza.

A few years later I actually saw them at an in-store at the old Tower Records in Paramus.
 
2012-05-11 10:56:33 AM  
Rusted Root.
 
2012-05-11 10:58:21 AM  
The Who!
 
2012-05-11 10:59:18 AM  
ForMadmenOnly

vodka:
I have never been to concert and don't ever plan to. Don't get me wrong because I love live music, I just can't get into the whole herd thing.

The herd thing is because people who like live music go to concerts. I don't always like crowds but I like people watching and live music. Enjoyment of music out weighs dislike of crowds. If I'm not in a crowd mood I hang back. Like I did at Feist on Monday.


this. I don't like huge crowds either but it is always worth it to see a band you love play live. a live recording is no where near the same. The atmosphere is better than you might think...but I have been the guy leaving the show through the turnstile saying "mooooooooo. mooooooo."
 
2012-05-11 10:59:23 AM  
Styx, 1976 Kansas City.. Memorial Hall

still have the ticket stub
 
2012-05-11 11:00:21 AM  
Ronnie James Dio. RIP.
 
2012-05-11 11:01:31 AM  
Gordon Lightfoot at Massey Hall, around 1975.

First time I ever smelled pot smoke, too.
 
2012-05-11 11:01:41 AM  
The Stray Cats.


/strut.
 
2012-05-11 11:02:32 AM  
Kiss
 
2012-05-11 11:02:35 AM  
R2112


still have the ticket stub

oh hell yes...I keep every ticket stub for every show. And if there isn't a ticket, I will keep the wristband or whatever. Some shows of course i don't have anything for some reason, and I know I lost one ticket stub. I have right around 100 ticket stubs.

But the shows are fewer and far between these days.
 
2012-05-11 11:02:47 AM  

cableraker: Rush. 1982 Moving Pictures tour.
Joe Perry Project opened.
Alpine Valley.


4th of July FTW! Too much violence!

Me? The Guess Who Arie Crown Theater, Chicago1974

/canadians
 
2012-05-11 11:02:54 AM  
I think it was called Sunday #1, it was in Boulder,CO 1980

Cheap Trick
REO Speedwagon
Blackfoot
Sammy Hagar
 
2012-05-11 11:04:13 AM  
first concert of my choice? marilyn manson in 1997. my dad used to take me to some shows when I was younger, so I got to see Elvis Costello, barenaked ladies, beach boys..
 
2012-05-11 11:04:13 AM  
Wet Wet Wet opening for Elton John. Roughly 1986
 
2012-05-11 11:04:24 AM  
Rush. Moving Pictures tour at MSG 1981. Triumph opened.
 
2012-05-11 11:05:38 AM  
1978 Athens Ohio during OU "Little Sibs" Weekend. My sister took me to the J. Geils Band show. "Sanctuary" Tour. It. Was. GREAT!
 
2012-05-11 11:05:39 AM  
Bay City Rollers... my aunt took me as long as I took her to Kiss 3 nights later. 1977... Alive Tour... I can sill see the sparks from Ace's guitar in my head!
 
2012-05-11 11:05:52 AM  
Mötörhead, with Exodus and Wendy O Williams back in the '80s.

Off my lawn
 
2012-05-11 11:06:21 AM  
Jefferson Airplane..yeah, i'm really old
 
2012-05-11 11:08:26 AM  
Saw the Beach Boys play a free show on 4th of July when I was a little kid. Also, saw Bachman Turner Overdrive play a free show. Not sure which one was first.

The first real show I paid to see was Deftones/Godsmack. Sadly, Godsmack was the headliner, even though I really was there to see Deftones.
 
2012-05-11 11:09:37 AM  

ForMadmenOnly: 18 Wheels of Love: While Farkers recall today fond memories of concerts they attended during the Ford Administration, they fail to notice children frolicking at will all over their lawns.

Yeah, why are they not out in their robe and slippers waving a newspaper?


Thorazine?
 
2012-05-11 11:10:13 AM  
First -? J. Geils Band, Brownsville Station opened

Best? Bicenntennial,July 4, Liberty Bowl Memphis Tenn. ; The Outlaws, Lynryrd Skynryd, Blue Oyster Cult, ZZ Top

Last? Nickelback, Sevendust, Creed


/runs for cover
 
2012-05-11 11:10:46 AM  

Once and Future Lurker: Rush. Moving Pictures tour at MSG 1981. Triumph opened.


That's like poutine with maple syrup!
 
2012-05-11 11:11:09 AM  
Elvis, 1955.
 
2012-05-11 11:11:40 AM  
Rush, on their "Hemispheres" tour (~1978 I believe). Pittsburgh Civic Arena.

Before they came on stage, The Who's Baba O'Riley was playing through the sound system. Very appropriate.
 
2012-05-11 11:11:59 AM  
Ozzy
Diary of a Madman


/2 months before Randy died
 
2012-05-11 11:12:27 AM  
First one I remember was Elton John, probably around 76 or 77. He was doing concerts with just a piano and I remember it was really good. I also remember I had to get dressed up in a suit (I was probably 5 or 6 at the time) and I nearly peed my pants.

But after a bunch of punk rock shows in little places for free (including Husker Du) The first concert I got in line and paid for the ticket for was....

Genesis - Invisible touch tour.

Farking awesome concert. Say what you will about Phil Collins, Genesis puts on a SHOW. Or did...

And I'd have to say that the coolest concert I'd ever gone to where I wasn't taking psychedelics (Grateful Dead, I'm looking at you) was the Paul McCartney concert I went to with my Dad. They did a bit about having the fire martial come on stage to allow them to do concussive fireworks as a part of "live and let die" and it was totally worth it!
 
2012-05-11 11:13:18 AM  

threedingers: Gordon Lightfoot at Massey Hall, around 1975.

First time I ever smelled pot smoke, too.


I saw Gordon c. 1989 in an old opera hall. It was completely surreal. I was 19, higher than a kite and chain smoking, surrounded by people twice as old, in suits and ties and dresses, drinking wine. We all politely clapped after each song. Gordon was awesome though.
 
2012-05-11 11:13:30 AM  
The Tubes


/She's a beauty...one in a million girls!


//I was 16 and the girls on tour for that show were hot!
///Copped a feel of the girl in front of me in the pit...she let me do it the entire concert
 
2012-05-11 11:13:37 AM  

bluecalks: first concert of my choice? marilyn manson in 1997. my dad used to take me to some shows when I was younger, so I got to see Elvis Costello, barenaked ladies, beach boys..


Good Dad.
 
2012-05-11 11:14:18 AM  
James Brown and the Famous Flames
 
2012-05-11 11:14:25 AM  
The Who.... Tommy
 
2012-05-11 11:14:35 AM  
Uriah Heep
 
2012-05-11 11:14:45 AM  
I ain't bragging but Eddie Money, 1987, yeah
 
2012-05-11 11:15:23 AM  
The Kinks 1987 Municipal Hall, KCK
 
2012-05-11 11:15:59 AM  
Three Dog Night and Faces with Rod Stewart in the Cotton Bowl.
 
2012-05-11 11:16:13 AM  
The Beach Boys.

Second: Chicago/the Allman Brothers Band (with Duane)
Third: Mountain/The Allman Brothers Band (with Duane)
 
2012-05-11 11:16:48 AM  
Depeche Mode at Dodger Stadium in the early 90s. One of the best nights of my life.
 
2012-05-11 11:16:56 AM  

JerseyTim: Smoky Dragon Dish: JerseyTim: They Might Be Giants

TMBG was the first concert I saw too. 1990. Same congressional district... it's like we're dopplegangers.

Where did you see them? I saw them in 1994 at Irving Plaza.

A few years later I actually saw them at an in-store at the old Tower Records in Paramus.


It was fall 1990, Flood Tour, Indiana University Memorial Union, Alumni Hall. I was right in front of the stage. I went to IU because I couldn't stomach the thought of going to Rutgers, BTW...
 
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