Monday, August 17, 2009

I Still Haven't Done ANYTHING Exciting....

Except go to a movie and out to dinner on Saturday night. The movie brought up an interesting idea, but that'll have to wait until I'm not running a fever. I can't seem to think very clearly lately. Damn bug.

What was your FIRST concert?

I saw Flock of Seagulls open for Def Lepperd around 1983 at the Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN! It was beyond a blast. We were right up at the front of the stage. My ears rang for days!!!

Kinda makes you wonder who put those two acts together, doesn't it?

Tell me...what was your first concert adventure. Feel free to go on and on about how wonderful/awful/amazing/horrible it was.....

27 comments:

Micky-T said...

The Rolling Stones 1964 I believe, I was 11ish and had no idea who they were. I knew who the Beatles were at that time but no clue as who the Stones were. In Lynn, MA my hometown, we had a huge concrete football stadium built during the depression, Manning Bowl. It's main purpose was High School football and we at that age new 5 or 6 different ways to "sneak" in the bowl. Tickets might have been 50 cents but at our age, no way we were paying. So along comes the Rolling Stones Concert at Manning Bowl. We had a real challange to get in "that" night. Cops at every gate, we must have tried every gate to get past them to no avail. We had to think "outside the box" and try something new. The bowl had some concrete balconys that jutted out above the chainlink fence that closed in the concrete structure. We climbed the chainlink till there was nowhere else to climb to and screamed and begged to get lifted into the balcony. (we were just little kids) The cops came and eventually by moving to different balconys all four of us little thugs got in.
We had never seen the bowl so full, the field was set up with chairs and a stage at one end. Everything went well until the song "Satisfaction" about an hour into the show...The crown went nuts and started crowding the stage, the band got nervous and backed up, chairs started flying, tear gas flew, the band threw down their instruments and dove into a limo in back of the stage. More teargas and the crowd swarmed over the limo as it slowly crawled out the exit!!!!!!!!!!
Honest to God truth! My first concert.

Gina said...

The Beach Boys. Sad but true.

J.J. in L.A. said...

My 1st concert was a free one for Kenny Loggins just as Caddy Shack came out (and before he became popular)...so that doesn't count.

My 1st "real" concert was Neil Diamond at the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. Yeah, I'm THAT old. ; ) I went with my mom, so there's nothing juicy to tell. *sigh*

Bond said...

1st concert was Black Sabbath...Long Island Arena.

Big old barn of a place with crappy acoustics..but who cared!

Jay said...

Believe it or not, my first concert was Hank Williams Jr. It kind of doesn't count because my dad took us. But, it was at the old Hammons Student Center on the campus of Southwest Missouri State in Springfield.

SMSU, is now just Missouri ST. and they have a brand new Hammons Center that is twice as big.

Next concert was the Beach Boys at an amphitheater in Lampe, Missouri. That was a drunken good time! LOL ;-)

Murray said...

My first concert was to see the band AC/DC in upstate NY in the early 80's. Back in Black was their most popular song at the time. Don't remember much else, other than it was very loud - the way I liked it at the time, and great fun.

King of New York Hacks said...

Metallica at Lamours in NYC before they were big.

Lola said...

Rush, December 7, 1978. 38 Special opened for them. Tickets were a whopping $8.50! It was the first concert that I count because it was the first one that was without parents and was at a real arena, not a festival. My younger sister tagged along, but then she always tagged along. I wasn't that into Rush, I think there is really only 1 or 2 songs that I knew of back then.

The next show I went to after that was AC/DC in the early 80's. Now that one really rocked. I knew all the music and loved it. Still do. We had 3rd row right next to the speaker stand. I think my ears are still ringing.

rage said...

Sadly, my first concert was Neil Diamond....but that was because my mom won tickets to it and she made me go to it.

Lynette said...

I am dating myself by telling you this. But I saw Boy George in Dallas at a night club. The sound system messed up and really pissed him off. Later he came out and gave us a private concert singing acapella for us. BEAUTIFUL

Grant said...

Your dog is pretty.

Scarlet said...

I can't picture that combo...the seagulls and Joe Elliot. Funny!

Mine was Styx. "Babe" was their big hit and I almost raped Tommy Shaw half way through it. ;)

Raechelle said...

My mom pretty much didn't let me go to concerts...so my first "concert" was seing the winner of "Star Search" in it's premiere season (83/84?), live in Oregon...Oh my, I'm showing my age hey! But yep...that was my first!
I really have never been to a real concert...just syphonies and ballets!

Raechelle said...

symphonies!

Jules said...

"America"! Ya'll remember, right? "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name."......

From that point on I was hooked! I was a concert junkie in my youth.

Raechelle said...

OMG...I LOOOOOVE AMERICA! I love that song "horse with no name"...it's totally one of my all time faves!
sorry, just had to say that!

13messages said...
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13messages said...

1. Beatlemania (Does a tribute band count?)

2. Toto

3. Def Leppard, same city and year as you but maybe later in the year. The lineup was Jon Butcher Axis, Krokus, Def Leppard. And I went backstage and they signed the back of the album cover.

I know you just asked for the first concert, but I couldn't resist sharing my Def Leppard experience.

Jeanne said...

A group called "Bread" (which is why my daughter's middle name is Aubrey). It was okay, but the next one, Elton John's Yellow Brick Road Tour, was waaaaay better. "Candle in the Wind," "Benny and the Jets," and, of course, the title song. And flashy showmanship the like of which this town had never seen!

My first husband actually got to see The Beatles down at Crosley Field in Cincinnati....

Lu' said...

The Who in 7th grade I won a contest held by a real cool teacher that bought some tickets.

Bina said...

Pityful, but, my first concert was in 1994, at the Starwood (is that it? The outdoor place in Nashville?) to see Aerosmith. Stayed 30 minutes then left. I hate big crowds, but what I hate even worse is crowds of young people, smoking pot and having sex on blankets next to me!!

g-man said...

Alice Cooper @ the Palace Theater in Albany, NY. in 1979 (maybe)

The concert rocked because I was with my friends who were 7-8 years older than my tender 12 years, and I was in the city without supervision! We had to walk the 30 miles home which was memorable, we eventually got a ride though.

Laura said...

I saw REO Speedwagon open for Bob Seeger - ummmmm, in the late 70's (when I was 2 of course...lol)

pamela said...

Beach Boys

pamela said...

Beach Boys

pamela said...

Beach Boys

Dana said...

First concert ... I was 16 (late bloomer) ... the Commodores ... I was one of only a handful of white folks in the Seattle coliseum and I loved every minute of it!