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John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-08-2007, 01:31 AM
Musically that is!

Who was the first act you saw live?

Mine was Siouxsie and the Banshees - Edinburgh Playhouse, JuJu Tour - August 1981.
Support that day came from the weird and wonderful Linton Kwesi Johnson and his dub reggae poetry!

RATMan
02-08-2007, 01:35 AM
Mike Oldfield, 1983 in Germany.

Smoked hash with him and Maggie in their Winnie after the gig.

It would have been the Stones during their Tatoo You Tour in '81, but my mom wouldn't let me go because she thought I'd get killed

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 01:38 AM
Fugazi 1989 Effingham South Carolina

paulb
02-08-2007, 01:58 AM
Beck (http://www.last.fm/user/xxxjennyx)- vancouver 2003

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 02:06 AM
grateful dead, while still in diapers.

Stefinitely Maybe
02-08-2007, 02:12 AM
The Travelling Wilburies! I was about 7 years old, accompanying my parents.

First concert I ever chose to go to was Michael Jackson.

bmack86
02-08-2007, 02:15 AM
The Moody Blues when i was 7.
System of a Down was the first show i ever chose to go to.

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 02:16 AM
Right on SOAD rules.

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 02:16 AM
My parents took me to a Go Go's show in 1982 but I don't count it.

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 02:18 AM
I saw Tiny Tim in between the Go Go's and Fugazi. I had no idea who Tiny Tim was.

Ill_Eagle
02-08-2007, 02:23 AM
Buckethead in San Francisco

Boourns
02-08-2007, 04:50 AM
Tiffany at Busch Gardens when I was 6 or 7...yikes. My first concert of choice was Bush/Goo Goo Dolls/No Doubt, which is probably worse.

iuseblenders
02-08-2007, 05:17 AM
I was 10 when i saw George Thuroughgood and the Destroyers.

First of choice: Blink-182 :X

randy ricochet
02-08-2007, 05:36 AM
The Prodigy in Preston before they were famous

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 05:41 AM
Randy you and me are the same age.

randy ricochet
02-08-2007, 05:41 AM
Actually no, I saw the Mamas and papas in Canada when i was 7....game on!

randy ricochet
02-08-2007, 05:43 AM
Crazy eh!!....And?

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 05:45 AM
sorry just noticed. I thought you were an old fucker.

SheriNOIR
02-08-2007, 05:47 AM
I think it was Boyzone. Or maybe Spice Girls.
No regrets !

randy ricochet
02-08-2007, 05:48 AM
sorry just noticed. I thought you were an old fucker.

Why?.......

MadMatt
02-08-2007, 05:50 AM
Belly with opening act Radiohead (who I was going for) in 1993. Small theatre in St. Louis ... great show. That's the first show I bought tickets for and wanted to go to. I think Taylor Dane played our boy scout rally in 1990.

KungFuJoe
02-08-2007, 05:53 AM
Adam Sandler - Radio City Music Hall 1995, this was before I was really musically inclined.

After that I think it was the Smashing Pumpkins at MSG. It's been all uphill from there as I've been to many wonderfull shows.

miseducation
02-08-2007, 05:54 AM
Juan Luis Guerra Y los 440 at like 7-8.

Popular, but still probably the most creative merengue/bachata singer.

He made all the little kids jump on stage for the closer and sing the chorus with him, which by the way translates into: "I hope it rains coffee in the farmlands."

I faintly remember seeing Bush in middle school, also.

thinnerair
02-08-2007, 05:55 AM
Aerosmith w/ Jackyl. 1994. New Jersey.

Disco!
02-08-2007, 05:58 AM
Ian Brown in 2001. Think I just turned 13.
Wanker never played any Stone Roses, but he's comfortable doing it now. Arse.

Pretty sure I saw the singing kettle when I was about 8, which counts just as much as people saying the Spice Girls....

Anyone else open this thread hoping to find who the whores were? I'm looking at you Randy

KYSER*HENDRIX
02-08-2007, 06:02 AM
My parents 1976

starrdogg
02-08-2007, 06:02 AM
I remember going to see The Shirelles with my parents when I was 6 or 7. My first concert of choice was going to see Kiss in 1992 when I was 11. It was without the makeup, which made it much less cool, but whatever.

CuervoPH
02-08-2007, 06:04 AM
My first concert was Foreigner in about 1985, and I chose to go to that one. I also saw Powerstation about this time (they had already booted Robert Palmer and replaced him with Michael Des Barres). I'm surprised I ever went to a concert again.

windscreen
02-08-2007, 06:10 AM
1982 Adam Ant- Friend or Foe Tour
Scandal was the opening act.
I was 12 and I was shocked my parents allowed me to go. :)

TomAz
02-08-2007, 06:10 AM
hahahah.. Foreigner.

My first show was an outdoor thing at a football stadium. April Wine, Uriah Heep, Foreigner, and Bob Seger. This was 1978, I was 16. Uriah Heep rocked.

brassneck
02-08-2007, 06:26 AM
Honestly, it was Corey Hart (remember "Never Surrender", "Sunglassess at Night") in 1984 at The Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI.

First cool show I went to was Husker Du in Milwaukee at the Eagles Club on March 15, 1987.

amyzzz
02-08-2007, 06:29 AM
I went to see Hall & Oates at the Mesa Amphitheatre in 1987. I think the next show I saw was Debbie Gibson, circa 1988. Then Erasure in 1989, and Depeche Mode in 1990. I developed actual music taste in 1990.

Mr.Nipples
02-08-2007, 06:31 AM
The Travelling Wilburies! I was about 7 years old, accompanying my parents.

First concert I ever chose to go to was Michael Jackson.

the traveling wilburies...god that would be fucking cool to see live

york707
02-08-2007, 06:32 AM
Tesla with Firehouse opening in 1991/2

Mr.Nipples
02-08-2007, 06:35 AM
van halen in 86'

mob roulette
02-08-2007, 06:36 AM
i remember seeing kenny rogers and dolly parton with my uncle and stevie wonder with my dad.

first concert by choice? KISS.

this is when they were still unironically cool.

bartelby
02-08-2007, 06:47 AM
Victor Borge when I was about 7 or 8. That was kinda neat - Jay Leno was the opening act...

The first concert I went to sans-parents was (ugh) Meatloaf when I was 15 or so. I wish I could have that $$$ back....

breakjaw
02-08-2007, 07:15 AM
The Psychedelic Furs at Perkin's Palace in Pasadena, California 03/11/83.
They were my favorite band at the time,but Richard Butler was sloppy drunk and could barely stand.

psychic friend
02-08-2007, 07:20 AM
u2 1987

Yablonowitz
02-08-2007, 07:21 AM
Night Ranger - 7 Wishes Tour, 1985 (I think)

breakjaw
02-08-2007, 07:22 AM
First concert I ever chose to go to was Michael Jackson.

So where's the picture of you with your arm around Jacko?
Oh,that's right,he has them.

Genedefekt
02-08-2007, 07:27 AM
Marilyn Manson and Hole (The Manhole tour) @ The Forum in Los Angeles. Manson jumped off a speaker and broke his ankle during the 4th song.... he planned a makeup show for it, but then Columbine happened, and everyone blamed him, so he laid low for a while instead.

downingthief
02-08-2007, 07:28 AM
7th Grade...Huey Lews & the News (I know, I know)

Then, saw Clapton in 1989, and it made me get serious about the guitar. Then saw Peter Murphy in 1990, and it made me get serious about performing.

Yablonowitz
02-08-2007, 07:32 AM
I just realized your name is downingthief. I don't know why, but I always read it as drowningthief.

downingthief
02-08-2007, 07:35 AM
I just realized your name is downingthief. I don't know why, but I always read it as drowningthief.

Either one works. I'm interchangeable.

tessalasset
02-08-2007, 07:35 AM
John Fogerty 1990. And the last concert I went to was John Fogerty 2007. Fitting.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-08-2007, 07:44 AM
I went to see Hall & Oates at the Mesa Amphitheatre in 1987. I think the next show I saw was Debbie Gibson, circa 1988. Then Erasure in 1989, and Depeche Mode in 1990. I developed actual music taste in 1990.


Actually, I'd argue that it started in 1989.

cchap6
02-08-2007, 07:46 AM
Billy Idol in Corpus Christi TX

chairmenmeow47
02-08-2007, 07:47 AM
my parents didn't let me do concerts till i got back from boarding school. i went with a girlfriend from boarding school to the first lillith fair in 97. i was excited for fiona apple, and i later found out she was only on the tour for 4 months or something, so i'm glad i went!

the only acts i really remember were her, suzanne vega (not a fan), jewel (went to our sister boarding school, had to show some love!) and sarah mclachlan.

Rezzo
02-08-2007, 07:53 AM
The Rolling Stones... my dad took me when i was a young lad

york707
02-08-2007, 08:00 AM
By the way, apologizing for your first concert is not permitted in this thread.

AEversW
02-08-2007, 08:02 AM
Carlos Santana...i was about 6. First act i choose to see was The Offspring when i was in 6th grade.

full on idle
02-08-2007, 08:08 AM
Tom - Bob Seger in 1978? HOT.

Mine was Steve Miller band, I think it was 1988 or 1989.

leo01g
02-08-2007, 08:09 AM
Deftones last year at taste of chaos
They were great

PsyGuyRy
02-08-2007, 08:44 AM
Pennywise

bmack86
02-08-2007, 08:46 AM
If I went all the way back, I saw Raffi when i was 2, and that was most certainly me seeing my favorite musician at the time.

System of a Down was awesome. I saw them on the Toxicity tour, after they had booked medium sized venues. They got huge between the booking and the tour, so I got to see them in the Joint in Vegas, which is a little bigger than the El Rey if I remember correctly, and they had had the number one album in America, when that still meant something.

tnordy
02-08-2007, 08:57 AM
Three Dog Night, I stood next to Carl Eller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Eller). I was more in awe of that than the music.

CrackTheLoveCode
02-08-2007, 09:06 AM
My first show was Neil Diamond when i was 8. I'm surprised seeing old ladies throw their undies up on stage didn't officially scar me for life.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-08-2007, 09:11 AM
My first show was Neil Diamond when i was 8. I'm surprised seeing old ladies throw their undies up on stage didn't officially scar me for life.

As long as you were related to none of said old ladies, I think you'll be fine!

CrackTheLoveCode
02-08-2007, 09:16 AM
As long as you were related to none of said old ladies, I think you'll be fine!

Hahaha touche. The funniest part about that night was we were sitting right next to one of the priests that used to work at my elementary school. He had a hot date. Needless to say he wasn't a priest for much longer.

summerkid
02-08-2007, 09:22 AM
First concert by choice I think was street scene 2001. I was in 7th grade I think. I went for Outkast. I don't really remember many other bands besides them. I saw P.O.D. and Offspring too I remember that. Dont remember any others. I remember Andre 3000 was wearing some crazy white feathery shit. B.O.B. was the highlight of the show.

thaipod
02-08-2007, 10:19 AM
1989, Motley Crue on the Dr. Feelgood Tour with Faster Pussycat as the opening act.


I learned a lot that day.




I was at that Street Scene, Summerkid. Outkast was awesome as always. Yeah, Andre was wearing big white furry pants or something, with a codpiece.

You were in 7th grade? Shit, I think I had already graduated college by then.

grossdale
02-08-2007, 10:21 AM
Collective Soul 94

FromTheColonyOfBirchmen
02-08-2007, 10:25 AM
Black Sabbath Reunion at Ozzfest 1999. It was the summer after 6th grade graduation and my cherry was completely exploded 5 times over by Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Primus, and System of a Down.

schoolofruckus
02-08-2007, 10:26 AM
First concert by choice I think was street scene 2001. I was in 7th grade I think. I went for Outkast. I don't really remember many other bands besides them. I saw P.O.D. and Offspring too I remember that. Dont remember any others. I remember Andre 3000 was wearing some crazy white feathery shit. B.O.B. was the highlight of the show.

Those were the good old days. The world was a better place when OutKast were still together and touring.

My first concert was Blues Traveller, because they were the first band that ever played Gunnison, CO. Or at least, the first big one during my lifetime that I knew anything about. This was back in 1998.

My first concert that I actually went out of my way to see was Lauryn Hill and the Roots at Fiddler's Green in Denver.

TheGunslinger138
02-08-2007, 10:27 AM
Lollapalooza 96. Our "special guest" was RATM.

amyzzz
02-08-2007, 10:38 AM
u2 1987
I really got into U2 2 years after that tour and sorely regretted I couldn't have seen them at ASU. argh. I'm not really into them now. That was probably their finest hour.

ri0tnerrrrrd
02-08-2007, 10:59 AM
First show I remember my parents dragging me to: Rolling Stones - Shea Stadium (1986 I think, I was 4)
First arena show I went to by choice: Aerosmith Nine Lives Tour(1996?, 1997?)
First club show I went to by choice: 2 Skinnee Js 1999

After 2SJs, I was hooked for life. :)

kreutz2112
02-08-2007, 11:05 AM
311 October 1999

keriann
02-08-2007, 11:09 AM
I think a lot of you are lying. There should be a lot more embarrassing first concerts here.

In that spirit: Paula Abdul at Shoreline. I think I was in 5th grade. It was awesome.

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 11:11 AM
I'm not lying.

CuervoPH
02-08-2007, 11:11 AM
Powerstation sans Robert Palmer qualifies as embarrassing, both for me and for the band.

And to make mine even more embarrassing, the opening act for the Foreigner show was Guiffria.

schoolofruckus
02-08-2007, 11:14 AM
I think a lot of you are lying. There should be a lot more embarrassing first concerts here.

In that spirit: Paula Abdul at Shoreline. I think I was in 5th grade. It was awesome.

Okay, okay.....my parents dragged me to see a lame evangelical singer/"songwriter" (which is in quotes because the dude basically just sang scripture) named Michael Card, but I mean, that's not a concert. That's a sermon.

Blues Traveler really was my first.

kreutz2112
02-08-2007, 11:15 AM
I think a lot of you are lying. There should be a lot more embarrassing first concerts here.

In that spirit: Paula Abdul at Shoreline. I think I was in 5th grade. It was awesome.

Not lying

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-08-2007, 11:15 AM
Hahaha touche. The funniest part about that night was we were sitting right next to one of the priests that used to work at my elementary school. He had a hot date. Needless to say he wasn't a priest for much longer.

A priest was with his date at a Neil Diamond show?

Shouldn't they have been at the Clifford The Big Red Dog roadshow or something?!!

amyzzz
02-08-2007, 11:15 AM
I really wanted to see Chicago at the Arizona State Fair when I was about 10, but the damn Veteran's Memorial Coliseum filled up before I could get in. :(

rampaige
02-08-2007, 11:29 AM
First concert was D.C. Talk, sometime in the early 90's. I would've been 10-12.

First concert by choice was Collective Soul in 1995, with Wanderlust opening. I won tickets off the radio. I was 15 and thought I was da fucking bomb.

bballarl
02-08-2007, 11:33 AM
First show: Beach Boys, Concord Pavilion. This was 3rd grade, so it was probably 1996.

First "real" show: The Strokes/Mooney Suzuki/Realistics. Halloween. Bill Graham Civic 2002. I will never forget it, especially my friend falling asleep during the show even though it was pretty loud.

Courtney
02-08-2007, 11:33 AM
Geez, you all have great first concerts. Fugazi, Michael Jackson, The Mamas and the Papas, U2, The Stones -- all so freakin awesome.

I think my first was my parents taking me to Dizzy Gillespie when I was about 7 years old. The first that was my doing was Tori Amos when I was maybe 13 or 14.

rampaige
02-08-2007, 11:42 AM
First show: Beach Boys, Concord Pavilion. This was 3rd grade, so it was probably 1996.

First "real" show: The Strokes/Mooney Suzuki/Realistics. Halloween. Bill Graham Civic 2002. I will never forget it, especially my friend falling asleep during the show even though it was pretty loud.

You were in third grade in 96?!

This thread is making me feel very old and feeble. Where is my walker.

loveandtears
02-08-2007, 11:51 AM
my virginity was taken by bush/veruca salt in 1997... i think.

canexplain
02-08-2007, 12:08 PM
you want to feel old and feeble lol ... my 1st concert I can remember, with the parents, was Faron Young and Johnny Cash ... I was around 5 I think .... the 1st "rock" concert was Peter and Gordon, Chad and Jeremy, and Johnny Rivers, maybe 12, and the 1st concert I begged to go to and got to was the Beatles at Red Rocks in 64 .... excuse me, I have to go get my wheelchair heheheh .... but I have tics in our concert box for TVOTR, Tapes N Tapes, Snocore (Army of Anyone), and tonight its off to see Camera Obscura ... day in a life .... cr*****

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 12:11 PM
I think my first was my parents taking me to Dizzy Gillespie

I would trade Fugazi for Diz ANY day of the week.

instinct
02-08-2007, 12:11 PM
No Doubt at UCI back in like 92... I was like 6...

instinct
02-08-2007, 12:15 PM
First concert by choice I think was street scene 2001. I was in 7th grade I think. I went for Outkast. I don't really remember many other bands besides them. I saw P.O.D. and Offspring too I remember that. Dont remember any others. I remember Andre 3000 was wearing some crazy white feathery shit. B.O.B. was the highlight of the show.

oh man.. I wish I could see Outkast in like 1999... God damn.. just to hear all their songs before Stankonia was released.. SOOoOOOO many good songs off SouthernPlaya/ATLiens/Aquemini..


If only Outkast could do an OLDSKOOL Coachella set..

vinylmartyr
02-08-2007, 12:18 PM
I seen em a few times they used to come to charleston sc and play like shacks in the late 90's.

york707
02-08-2007, 12:20 PM
Did they play in the Looooooooove Shack?

schoolofruckus
02-08-2007, 12:41 PM
oh man.. I wish I could see Outkast in like 1999... God damn.. just to hear all their songs before Stankonia was released.. SOOoOOOO many good songs off SouthernPlaya/ATLiens/Aquemini..


If only Outkast could do an OLDSKOOL Coachella set..

I saw OutKast a couple times in 2001....I love "Stankonia" almost as much as "Aquemini" and "ATLiens", so these were two of the best shows I've ever seen in my life. Full bands, terrific performances and setlists, awesome stage dressing.....and we'll never get to see any of this again because Andre thinks he's Prince and Big Boi thinks he's Ludacris.

Fuck, I'm getting angry again just thinking about it.....

€uroMeinke
02-08-2007, 12:47 PM
The Screamers at the Whiskey A Go Go probably 1978/79 - best unsigned LA punk band

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 01:06 PM
if we're only counting shows we chose to go to, it would be The Briefs with Third eye blind... When i was 11. sad. third eye blind=not good.

although i seem to remember making a conscious decision to see raffi at 6. and the horrible pangs of jealousy when he gave a kid in the front row the banana he used in bananaphone. Bastard.

york707
02-08-2007, 01:13 PM
Who is this Raffi person everyone is talking about?

paulb
02-08-2007, 01:17 PM
no one noticed how i linked my 1st concert Beck to the page of the girl who popped my cherry...whatever. i thought it was clever.

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 01:18 PM
Who is this Raffi person everyone is talking about?


http://www.votolatino.com.ar/2003/fotos/raffi.jpg


honorable mention (this also came up when i typed raffi)
http://www.armenianhistory.info/images/raffi.jpg

york707
02-08-2007, 01:30 PM
no one noticed how i linked my 1st concert Beck to the page of the girl who popped my cherry...whatever. i thought it was clever.

Or creepy.

mountmccabe
02-08-2007, 03:02 PM
I faintly remember seeing Bush in middle school, also.
That's what she said?

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 03:06 PM
oooh. mountmccabe, you're an artist.



and

"that's what she said" to my own post, since it is inevitable.

mountmccabe
02-08-2007, 03:06 PM
It probably was Idle Cure, a Christian Hard Rock band that played my friend's Church my freshmen year so '90-'91.

HorrorLibraryNet
02-08-2007, 04:51 PM
Musically that is!

Who was the first act you saw live?

Mine was Siouxsie and the Banshees - Edinburgh Playhouse, JuJu Tour - August 1981.
Support that day came from the weird and wonderful Linton Kwesi Johnson and his dub reggae poetry!

WOW. What a cool first show...I'm jealous.

My first concert (my COOL Grandma took me and my aunt to) was MEN AT WORK, with a little unknown band named INXS opening up for them at Pine Knob in Michigan. INXS got booed because people wanted to see MEN AT WORK so bad. It was a fun day. Grandma let us drink 'Near Beer' for the first time (non-alcoholic beer*LOL*)


The first show I attended without any parental or otherwise supervision was...(wait for it)...DIO at the IMA Sports Arena, Flint Michigan. ACCEPT was the opening band. There was a dragon. It breathed fire over the crowd. Ronnie James Dio sang from inside a giant crystal ball. He fought the dragon. He won. *LOL* Oh yeah...and there was INDEED a 'Rainbow in the Dark' provided via very cheesy 80's laser effects.

blakely
02-08-2007, 04:53 PM
hahahahahahahahaha






DIO!!!!!





just hearing their name makes me laugh....

not at you or anything, its just that song they had.....

HorrorLibraryNet
02-08-2007, 05:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3uNi8uWs48

Ever see this piece Henry Rollins did about DIO...CLASSIC!

Nah, I take no offense. DIO are cringe-worthy at best...the absolute epitome of laughable 'dark fantasy' cheese metal. They are the D & D of Rawk-N-Roll...and Ronnie James is our 4 foot 5 Dungeon Master.

(BTW...how the hell do you post YouTube links in here? I see the new button under advance, but can't seem to make it work no matter which way I try to post. Anyone?)

garrett222
02-08-2007, 05:12 PM
MC Hammer

mountmccabe
02-08-2007, 05:32 PM
(BTW...how the hell do you post YouTube links in here? I see the new button under advance, but can't seem to make it work no matter which way I try to post. Anyone?)

The link you posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3uNi8uWs48

The stuff after the = sign: w3uNi8uWs48

That's what you use. It'll end up looking like this, except with brackets instead of parentheses:

(yt)w3uNi8uWs48(/yt)

w3uNi8uWs48

HorrorLibraryNet
02-08-2007, 05:48 PM
Awesome...thank you...I was posting the entire link within the brackets.

Mr.Nipples
02-08-2007, 05:51 PM
The Screamers at the Whiskey A Go Go probably 1978/79 - best unsigned LA punk band


you my friend...are very fucking lucky...

gaypalmsprings
02-08-2007, 05:53 PM
The First Edition - with Kenny Rogers - at Disneyland......years and years and years ago!

fortydollarsworthofmeat
02-08-2007, 05:54 PM
My first concert (my COOL Grandma took me and my aunt to) was MEN AT WORK, with a little unknown band named INXS opening up for them at Pine Knob in Michigan.

My first show was also at Pine Knob in Michigan. It was July 11, 1996 and I was 11 years old. The show was the "Summerland Tour", featuring:

7 Year Bitch
Tracy Bonham
Spacehog (who I went for)
Everclear

I thought Everclear sucked even at 11. ...and the dude from Spacehog got naked. My mom covered my eyes.

There was like, five people watching 7YB, and it's funny to think about an angsty girl band rocking out to bored parents with their 11 year olds. Bet they enjoyed that tour.

mob roulette
02-08-2007, 05:55 PM
The greatest lost track of all time:
The Late Greats' "Turpentine"
You can't hear it on the radio
You can't hear it anywhere you go

The best band will never get signed
K-Settes starring Butcher's Blind
Are so good, you won't ever know
They never even played a show
You can't hear 'em on the radio

The greatest singer in rock and roll
Would have to be Romeo
His vocal chords are made of gold
He just looks a little too old

The greatest lost track of all time:
The Late Greats' "Turpentine"
I can't hear it on the radio
I don't hear it anywhere I go

The best song will never get sung
The best life never leaves your lungs
So good, you won't ever know
I never hear it on the radio
Can't hear it on the radio

scoop49er
02-08-2007, 06:03 PM
well i have a few firsts:

first live concert:

george strait/kathy mattea arco arena 1989 went with a bunch of guys who were into country just went to go see hot country chicks! :)

first rock concert:

rolling stones/living colour oakland stadium 1989 santana came out and jammed with living colour. great gig

first concert that changed it all for me:

billy idol/ faith no more 1990 cow palace

idol was cool to see playing all of his 80's hits but i was there for faith no more 60 min of pure fucking bliss that made me start to listen to music that was different got me into listening to janes addiction nirvana bleach album before they got big. the smithereens, etc

final first was a club show that blew my mind:

Mr bungle the stone 1991

absolutely insane 2 hr show a weird guy with chicken bucket on his head played with the opening band called the deli creeps. they sucked but the guitarist was amazing doing break dance moves and rocking out. come to find out that nutcase was buckethead... had drinks after with trevor and patton of fnm. it was a amazing night. ive been hooked ever since..

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 06:04 PM
absolutely insane 2 hr show a weird guy with chicken bucket on his head played with the opening band called the deli creeps. they sucked but the guitarist was amazing doing break dance moves and rocking out. come to find out that nutcase was buckethead... had drinks after with trevor and patton of fnm. it was a amazing night. ive been hooked ever since..

chicken bucket= buckethead of primus fame

idrive1life
02-08-2007, 06:20 PM
Sting - 1997 Mercury Falling Tour @ The Theater Madison Square Garden

kaeso
02-08-2007, 06:25 PM
3 inches of blood- at hells kitchen in Tacoma, WA my first concert is by far the most metal first concert ever

bmack86
02-08-2007, 06:27 PM
Who is this Raffi person everyone is talking about?

Raffi is a french-canadian children's singer. He sang Baby Beluga, which was my favorite song when i was wee.

scoop49er
02-08-2007, 06:27 PM
buckethead never played with primus. he did some side projects with les claypool and did the guitar thing with gnr...

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 06:33 PM
buckethead never played with primus. he did some side projects with les claypool and did the guitar thing with gnr...

whoops

there are too many things in my head, they get mismatched sometimes

but at least i was close. no "oh yeah, thats buckethead who did a lot of songs with madonna".

CuervoPH
02-08-2007, 06:37 PM
or "Oh yeah, that's buckethead who used to kick it with Raffi and would play wicked guitar solos that would have the six year old kids bowing their heads and thanking God that their short little lives had brought them to this point."

Hannahrain
02-08-2007, 06:38 PM
or "Oh yeah, that's buckethead who used to kick it with Raffi and would play wicked guitar solos that would have the six year old kids bowing their heads and thanking God that their short little lives had brought them to this point."

actually... I would watch that.

six little ducks that i once rocked...

iuseblenders
02-09-2007, 04:22 AM
or "Oh yeah, that's buckethead who used to kick it with Raffi and would play wicked guitar solos that would have the six year old kids bowing their heads and thanking God that their short little lives had brought them to this point."


I would be all over that show.
Definitely a match up must!

chiapet
02-09-2007, 06:35 AM
The show was the "Summerland Tour", featuring:

7 Year Bitch
Tracy Bonham
Spacehog (who I went for)
Everclear

I was at that show as well. I caught the show in Columbus when chaperoning my sibs (who went to see Spacehog), and ended up going to a couple of the dates on that tour (7YB & Tracy were -that- good live).

I can't remember what my first show was -- I know I saw a few shows in Columbus and Pittsburgh in HS, but it's all blurry now. Earliest I can remember is the Cramps in Cleveland in 94.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-09-2007, 09:48 PM
Whatever happened to Spacehog, huh?

Californicator
02-09-2007, 10:39 PM
Carl Cox @ Monster Massive 2000 in L.A. Walked into a tent, saw a guy who looked like Biggie Smalls tearing it up. That same night, I saw Armand Van Helden, LTJ Bukem and Conrad (my fav DJ), and others. After the show, i get handed a flier about some big concert thingy called Coachella...

chiapet
02-09-2007, 10:54 PM
Whatever happened to Spacehog, huh?

No idea. I had actually never heard of them prior to the show (and they were utterly forgettable). I was going to see Tracy Bonham -- and was pleasantly surprised that 7YB was so good.

CheersDarlin
02-10-2007, 12:42 AM
Christina Aguilera in the 6th grade or maybe it was 5th, I'm not sure but I remember having fun.

woogie846
02-10-2007, 08:08 AM
Actually no, I saw the Mamas and papas in Canada when i was 7....game on!

Lucky.

bumper31
02-10-2007, 09:44 AM
ahem.......kylie minogue......

I'll get me coat........

codytwo
02-10-2007, 10:31 AM
The Doobie Brothers in Bellingham, WA in about 1996 or 97. Whoever was singing for them rode out on a motorcycle. My first concert of choice was some local band at the Department of Safety in Anacortes. First REAL concert of choice was Air, in 2003 at the Paramount in Seattle. But I feel like there were more before that that I don't remember.

york707
02-10-2007, 10:35 AM
I loved that Spacehog song that was popular 95. It falls into the category of good 90's one hit wonders. It'll be the "good" 90's comps in five years.

bmack86
02-10-2007, 10:38 AM
In the Meantime was a good song

york707
02-10-2007, 10:59 AM
That's the one.

JelloPuddingChat
02-11-2007, 11:28 PM
My first concert was The Ataris. I was way into pop punk for a while. Sometimes a guilty pleasure. The bands that opened were Tsunami Bomb and one of my favorite bands ever Nerf Herder. This also sparked my love interest with The Glass House.

bmack86
02-11-2007, 11:30 PM
Never been to the Glass House. I might go see Blonde Redhead there

msivy
02-11-2007, 11:35 PM
cypress hill/the offspring @ the palladium in like 2000.

"i want to get hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh"

i've done better since then but it was fun having a contact high for an hour when i was 14.

msivy
02-11-2007, 11:38 PM
ahem.......kylie minogue......

I'll get me coat........

she's spicy, don't apologize.

one of her videos came on in my gym and she was like swimming in sexy men. i fuckin loved her after that, more people should do that.

msivy
02-11-2007, 11:43 PM
3 inches of blood- at hells kitchen in Tacoma, WA my first concert is by far the most metal first concert ever

lucky.

i offered my roadie services to them in a chevron after the show. i got thrown out halfway through their set though cause i needed to punch this guy i hated in the face. it was the best 15 mins. of metal i had seen in quite some time.

bmack86
02-11-2007, 11:46 PM
that is a good story.

msivy
02-11-2007, 11:47 PM
sorry, i'll stop lol

bmack86
02-11-2007, 11:50 PM
i liked the story.

JelloPuddingChat
02-12-2007, 04:20 AM
The glasshouse is simillar in size to the El Rey but there's no designated pit area so the floor is wide open. It used to be top heavy with punk/ska/emo, but it's opened the genre doors a bit more now. Either that or I just so into that scene that I never noticed much else.

I was thinking since you might see Blonde Redhead there is that maybe a way you to take away a coachella conflict? I was gonna do that with Sparklehorse when they played a few days ago but there's a potential specialness about seeing them at the polo grounds. So would you see Blonde Redhead twice in that week?

chiapet
02-12-2007, 06:41 AM
So would you see Blonde Redhead twice in that week?

I am planning on doing that. If for some reason, they're really disappointing in SF, that'll be one less conflict at Coachella. Though, I've seen them about a dozen times and have never been disappointed (though I have come out of the shows hating the venue or kiddies in the crowd).

RickeyinLA
02-12-2007, 07:00 AM
Alice Cooper (supporting the Killer album), opened up by the J. Geils Band, Ottawa Civic Centre, New Years Eve, 1972 into 1973. Alice hanged himself.

After that show, mom heard about freaklike behaviour at rock concerts so I was not allowed to see another show until 1976 which was Alice Cooper (supporting the Billion Dollar Babies album). Alice guillotined his head off.

bmack86
02-12-2007, 08:44 AM
I've already seen Blonde Redhead, so it just depends on how the new material comes across live.

TomAz
02-12-2007, 08:58 AM
Alice Cooper (supporting the Killer album), opened up by the J. Geils Band, Ottawa Civic Centre, New Years Eve, 1972 into 1973. Alice hanged himself.

After that show, mom heard about freaklike behaviour at rock concerts so I was not allowed to see another show until 1976 which was Alice Cooper (supporting the Billion Dollar Babies album). Alice guillotined his head off.

I saw Alice Cooper at a mother's day brunch a few years ago. He was with his mom, wife, and kids.

judila
02-12-2007, 09:21 AM
Okay - here's where you find out how really old I am...

Queen & Thin Lizzy at The Long Beach Arena during the "Day At The Races" Tour.

I was 11 years old.

Rock on.

HowToDisappear
02-12-2007, 09:44 AM
Well, Judila, I'm older than you.

Elton John. 1974. San Diego Sports Arena. I'd just turned twelve.

TomAz
02-12-2007, 09:48 AM
I was born in the same year as you, HTD.

HowToDisappear
02-12-2007, 10:03 AM
Yeah, I think only tnordy, canexplain, and possibly CCGRMac(?) beat us in the old folks department.

TomAz
02-12-2007, 10:08 AM
i think CCBRMac is also 1962, if I recall correctly.

thank god we're not as old as colorado ron though. or as ugly.

vinylmartyr
02-12-2007, 10:09 AM
CCRGmac is Colin

vinylmartyr
02-12-2007, 10:10 AM
I saw him rocking out like crazy to the Infidels last year.

TomAz
02-12-2007, 10:11 AM
CCRGmac is Colin

yes I know that. i typo'd his name.

judila
02-12-2007, 10:14 AM
I'm not the oldest! Yay! :)

I think I'm the oldest female, though... :(

RaiseYourFist
02-12-2007, 10:14 AM
Silverchair, Hole, and a handful of Canadian Bands when I was 15 at an outdoor festival.

Yablonowitz
02-12-2007, 10:15 AM
thank god we're not as old as colorado ron though. or as ugly.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/yablonowitz/Tomaz.jpg

ghettojournalist
02-12-2007, 10:15 AM
it was either little richard or the village people at the kern county fair.
i saw them a few days apart but i don't recall who was first.

sonofhal
02-12-2007, 10:17 AM
Saw Gary Glitter loads when i was a kid, as a relative was in his band (and, no, he only likes young girls)

First gig of my own choosing - Doug E Fresh - All ages show, Astoria - I think it was 86. Hip Hop ruled my early teens.

jerpar24
02-12-2007, 10:29 AM
Willie Nelson when I was like 3.

CiderMouseRules
02-12-2007, 11:14 AM
Mom and dad took me to shows like the Neville Brothers and Bonnie Rait when I was just a wee lad... but my first live show for ME was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1994. I was in 7th grade.

bonerfromgrowingpains
02-12-2007, 11:23 AM
ahem...new kids on the block in a mall in n. carolina...they came out and i was pissed b/c they were white...i had no idea
and to redeem myself, when i was 13 i saw the sugarcubes...unreal

canexplain
02-12-2007, 11:38 AM
k tomaz that was mean lol .... but i guess the truth ... we are always the mom and dad at the shows ..... hey i know colin from the roo? i think ...ron *****

Yablonowitz
02-12-2007, 12:52 PM
If you want, cr, I can totally track tomaz down at the fest and tie him up for you.

Pemakarpo
02-12-2007, 12:57 PM
Buzz Ball--12/1/97

Blink182, Ben Harper, GoldFinger, G-Love

Not bad for a first show at 15 y.o.

the goat
02-12-2007, 04:14 PM
Cheap Trick, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, House of Lords in some hockey arena in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 87 or 88 so I was 13 or 14.

breakjaw
02-13-2007, 02:46 PM
I saw Alice Cooper at a mother's day brunch a few years ago. He was with his mom, wife, and kids.
He lives near you Tom.My brother used to coach one of his girls in basketball in PV.
I just saw him open for the Stones at Glendale Stadium,and he was putting his all into it,but the odds were severely stacked against him(no light show/props/shitty sound setup).

breakjaw
02-13-2007, 02:50 PM
I really wanted to see Chicago at the Arizona State Fair when I was about 10, but the damn Veteran's Memorial Coliseum filled up before I could get in. :(
This exact thing happened to me when Roy Orbison played the State Fair.He died several months later,and I always regret missing him thet evening.

amyzzz
02-13-2007, 02:51 PM
This exact thing happened to me when Roy Orbison played the State Fair.He died several months later,and I always regret missing him thet evening.
You're in AZ, right? I didn't know Roy Orbison played the State Fair.

corpathina
02-13-2007, 03:29 PM
i think it might've been cowboy mouth at a local fair before they were big. or maybe it was dr. john at jazzfest. not sure.

smilingdownward
02-13-2007, 03:40 PM
i hate to admit this but it was kenny rogers and the oakridgeboys at the tacoma dome, tacoma wa. i think i was about 9. oh what bad taist i had then.

grossdale
02-13-2007, 03:46 PM
First concert was D.C. Talk, sometime in the early 90's. I would've been 10-12.

First concert by choice was Collective Soul in 1995, with Wanderlust opening. I won tickets off the radio. I was 15 and thought I was da fucking bomb.

Thats the same tour I seen Collective Soul my friend caught the Wonderlust CD they tossed out and we rocked that thing like it was the shiznit

DC Talk's not bad either I still like those guys

boarderwoozel3
02-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Rancid, Cake, Green Day & Reel Big Fish in 1997.

bmack86
02-13-2007, 04:56 PM
That's an interesting collection of groups.

MarkO
02-13-2007, 11:20 PM
INXS. 12-17-1990. I still have the ticket stub and it's still one of the best shows I have ever seen.

Ricker420
02-18-2007, 01:49 AM
1st live musical # was when I was very young, the schools every year hearded all the students to the local arena for a traveling group know as " Up With People " I cant believe I actually remeber that shit.

My first paying $ to see live show, Good Riddance in a little bar in a little northern ontario town.

1st festival: Ottawa Blues Fest in 02 i believe wa sthe year, The Hip, and Taj Mahal headlined.

Most Notable to date: Jethro Tull reunion tour in 03, in Ottawa, On

SubBass49
02-18-2007, 12:56 PM
Hmmm...damn...I don't remember. My parents used to take me to concerts at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, but this was while I was a toddler. My first band that I saw that any of you might remember or recognize was I Mother Earth and Rob Halford's FIGHT. At the Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park. didn't really like 'em that much...I was just trying to get some from my girl at the time.

Saw Anti-Flag at Soul Kitchen (tiny hole in the wall all-ages club in El Cajon) back in 94 or 95...bought a hand-lettered cassette tape from 'em. '

-- J

Molecule
02-21-2007, 09:15 AM
I would be hard to say, my mom was a hippie and always brought me to outdoors music festivals, but I rarely paid attention, was too busy running around unsupervised.
The first I was excited about was Jefferson Starship. I was disappointed that Grace Slick was not present, but happy that they refused to play Sara, and We Built this City. I was 12 I think.

invisiblerobots
02-21-2007, 10:05 AM
Bourgeois Tagg & A-ha - 16 August 1986, Paramount Theater, Seattle.
I was 13 and my mom took me and a friend. Seeing how well behaved the audience was, my mom gave me the go-ahead to attend any show I wanted by myself after that. Rad!

kimery08
02-21-2007, 10:23 AM
ive held out long enough.
'98 korn and rob zombie.
my friend won tickets off the radio.
she also wanted to have their babies.

pocketfullofshells86
02-21-2007, 02:38 PM
haha Korn back in '98...that must have been insane. Mine was Incubus at the Pacific Coliseum in 2002. It was wicked, me and another buddy crashed our way through all the teenies just their to see Brandon Boyd and ended up right front and centre stage for the whole show...

kimery08
02-21-2007, 02:39 PM
i would have brandons babies.

meyouseek
02-21-2007, 03:00 PM
Weird Al Yankovic with my folks at the Del Mar Fair near San Diego in the summer of 1984.

The first show I went to without my folks (they dropped me off!) was Bon Jovi and Skid Row in 1989.

i_like_cake530
02-21-2007, 03:16 PM
grateful dead, while still in diapers.

haha lol same here

bmack86
02-21-2007, 05:42 PM
I like Rob Zombie alright, but I would have loved to have seen White Zombie in the early 90s or late 80s.

dflood75
02-21-2007, 07:10 PM
Whitesnake when I was like 12. I begged an unkle to take me. It fucking rocked! When I was a little older I got to see Motley Crue and Lita Ford! That rocked even harder!

dedzilla
02-21-2007, 08:09 PM
Pigface, their first tour. I haven't missed one.

chunk
02-21-2007, 08:28 PM
erasure at the forum in '89 was the first one officially. i didnt pay for the tickets or want to go. i was a senior in highschool and wanted to go to a party instead. but i had a great time. i remember actually dancing for probably the first time in my life. i think it was at the forum.

jesus and mary chain at the hollywood palladium was the first concert i payed to go to. i dont remember many details except for overhearing a man in his mid to late thirties saying how he thought they were the best band since the doors. i also remember feeling so high after the show. i was 18 and had already started my drinking career, but didnt for this show. not even in the parking lot. dont know why. but i vividly remember how dazed and ultimately hooked i was with live shows after that.

smokealotapotamus
03-28-2007, 04:12 PM
Susan Tedeschi and Taj Mahal. Wouldnt have it any other way for a first show. Love me some blues.

grain
03-28-2007, 04:59 PM
depeche mode. dodger stadium. violator tour.

never saw so much black clothes in all my life

thelastgreatman
03-28-2007, 05:20 PM
Tool, Lateralus tour, chugged 8 oz. of Extra Strength Robitussin on the way to the venue.

Most

Disturbing

Experience

Ever

el pescado
03-28-2007, 05:23 PM
Fishbone at the chuck landis country club in L.A.They got naked and jumped in the crowd ass first.I was an underager at a 21+ club,still dont how I got in.Never been the same...

ayates
03-28-2007, 05:24 PM
Faith No More - 1997

JustSteve
03-28-2007, 08:06 PM
beach boys in like '89 or so at the pacific amphitheatre in costa mesa

PineapplePete
03-28-2007, 08:11 PM
Britney Spears...:(
i was dragged there by a cousin when i was 8...i remember it sucking so hard.

desphrs
03-28-2007, 08:40 PM
My first show was Neil Diamond when i was 8. I'm surprised seeing old ladies throw their undies up on stage didn't officially scar me for life.

O werd? Neil was my first show too, right around the same age. Thankfully I noticed no brain-scarring panties. For me at the time it was all about "Heartlight," "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," and "Forever in Blue Jeans," bitchez!!!

I think the first show I went to without my parents was the Amnesty Intl. Human Rights Now! tour in, what, '87? Bruce/Sting/Peter/Tracy/Youssou at JFK in Philly. Scary good.

miscorrections
03-28-2007, 08:43 PM
barenaked ladies, i think i was...7? or younger. don't really remember too much.

my first non-parents show was, most unfortunately, blink 182. my musical proclivities used to be quite questionable.

my first good show was calexico and i was 16.

also you fuckers are old.

Quentin
03-28-2007, 10:21 PM
First and only concert I've ever been to, A Perfect Circle.

rage patton
03-28-2007, 10:32 PM
A concert put on by a radiostation... I think I was 13... so dont blame me!
Papa Roach, Jimmy Eat World, Swollen Members, Theory of A Deadman and Crowned King.
Wow. I need to jog my memory as to what was my first GOOD concert.
Although I will not lie. I still like Jimmy Eat World, and back in day, Papa Roach were a great live act. They lit the stage on fire. Being my first concert and I was 13... it blew my mind! I was addictied to concerts after that. So it actually wasnt a bad concert when I look at it in context. But I sure as hell wouldnt pay for it now.

ivankay
03-28-2007, 10:34 PM
Journey, Blue Oyster Cult, Triumph, and Aldo Nova at the Rose Bowl for the Escape Tour in 1982 (tender age of 14). i went with my older and younger brothers, and older brother's friends; and we slept outside the Bowl a couple of days before with a ton of people due to the chaos of festival seating. It was a constant party for a few days. Awesome.

Pixiessp
03-28-2007, 11:03 PM
James Brown at Magic Mountain. I think I was either 14 or 15.

RockStr4Life
03-28-2007, 11:24 PM
The Animals

First show I chose to go to was either Collective Soul or Metallica's Summer Sanitarium with Korn and Kid Rock, or Blink 182 or Green Day...haha holy shit

braxtron
03-28-2007, 11:44 PM
Smash Mouth, Siena College, NY, 2/26/2000
My mom took me. It was 15 bucks and I was in 6th grade...That freaking rocked.

merznerve
03-29-2007, 01:29 AM
White zombie and filter 2/2/96

they had this humongous satan head thing of some sort come down blowing smoke and shit. it was pretty entertaining.

Good Days Last
03-29-2007, 01:50 AM
A week and two days ago:

Killswitch Engage, DragonForce, Chimaira, and He Is Legend.

That'd be my first major concert. And I was up front most of the time.
Surprised I'm still alive, but now I know I can handle myself in that kind of metal atmosphere.

Boourns
03-29-2007, 02:06 AM
I am planning on doing that. If for some reason, they're really disappointing in SF, that'll be one less conflict at Coachella. Though, I've seen them about a dozen times and have never been disappointed (though I have come out of the shows hating the venue or kiddies in the crowd).

I really want to go to that Glasshouse show, but, alas, no car and it's like rather far from LA. I'm worried that they will conflict with Arcade Fire. That's the only way I'll miss Blonde Redhead, and I just hope and pray it doesn't come to that. If they conflict with anyone else, I am automatically choosing Blonde Redhead, even though I already saw them last year at Detour. The new album is soooo good, and Kazu is the best.

blastyourears
03-29-2007, 02:27 AM
hahhaha my crazy parents took me to see MC HAMMER in vegas

becomingcloser
03-29-2007, 05:51 AM
Dilated Peoples, Gang Starr, Rage Against the Machine.

Battle of Los Angeles tour.