||Your first concert: Who, Where, When.
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-01-21 3:50 pm  Permalink|
My parents took us to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and opera growing up. I still like classical music.
My first non-cultural concert was the Exploited at the Theater Gallery in Dallas. That was in 1988.
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2013-01-21 10:56 pm  Permalink|
I thought for sure I had posted in this thread before.
1st concert was Jan and Dean at the OC fairgrounds in 82 with my parents.
1st concert without parents was George Thouroughgood , and Joe Walsh in 86 at
after that till 96 was a bunch of metal shows at clubs and big venues.
Then I saw the Insect Surfers at the Doll Hut in Anaheim.
Now I only go to see surf bands at small clubs.
though I did see the Brian Setzer x-mas show at the Gibson ampitherater at Universal studios this past x-mas.
Joined: Jan 11, 2011
|Posted: 2013-01-23 10:48 am  Permalink|
1st concert - Journey, "Escape Tour" December 1981 Cow Palace (with my brother and parents). Loverboy opened up.
1st punk rock concert - Exploited/Dag Nasty/D.R.I./Dr. Know, 1987
Band seen the most times in concert - Dr. Know. I swear Dr. Know was on every single punk rock bill I saw between 1987-90.
1st concert (playing in a band) - 6/2/89 Davis Community Theater (other bands on bill - Kamala and the Karnivores, Sweet Children (Green Day))
Favorite concert from past 2 years - Teenage Fanclub, Great American Music Hall, Oct. 2010
[ This Message was edited by: markmywords 2013-01-23 15:25 ]
Joined: Nov 30, 2003
From: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2013-01-29 2:59 pm  Permalink|
See a pattern here? Of course I've seen many other concerts in between but what was cool about both of these is that I took my daughter to see this last one which means her first live concert band was the same as mine, just 35 years later.
Yeah,for us it's a local band but KANSAS still is an awesome group to see live.
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-01-29 6:36 pm  Permalink|
First concert I saw , my parents dragged me to see Louis Armstrong
play at Disneyland in 1963/64? hey I was just a kid.
Then the 1974 Worlds fair in Spokane to see Sly & The Family Stone
after that just about any concert worth going to in Calif, I was there.
Every show at the Cuckoo's Nest, I used to bug "Jerry Roach" to book punk shows there
when he only had spandex bands nightly, he used to say "no money in it"
I played in several bands with regular gigs at the "Nest" in the late 70s and later
when it was the Concert Factory in the 80s.
Joined: Jun 26, 2012
From: Van Isle BC CA
|Posted: 2013-01-30 3:07 pm  Permalink|
November 19, 1979
Pacific Coliseum Vancouver
Last tour of the original lineup until 1996
seen them again
September 2, 1996
General Motors Place Vancouver
first tour of the original lineup since 1979
The day after my wedding a friend and I took off to Vancouver for this show.
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
|Posted: 2013-01-31 9:27 pm  Permalink|
OK, you asked!
Sha Na Na
Providence Civic Center
Dr. Hook opened for them.
Hey! I was only 13!
Joined: Apr 16, 2009
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
|Posted: 2013-02-04 12:42 pm  Permalink|
Eric Clapton, Long Beach Arena, Saturday July 20, 1974.
Special guests that night were John Mayall & Keith Moon!
Joined: Jun 26, 2009
|Posted: 2013-02-05 12:17 pm  Permalink|
Bruce Springsteen, March 2 1977 at the Atlanta Civic Center. Fell asleep during "Blinded by the Light," but woke up when his new album material began: "Born to Run."
Joined: May 28, 2008
|Posted: 2013-02-07 1:41 pm  Permalink|
The Yardbirds, Tucson, 1966 or 1967. It's a bit hazy.
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2013-03-10 11:21 pm  Permalink|
San Diego JMS
1982 I think