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First concert?

  1. MickeySr profile image87
    MickeySrposted 5 years ago

    I'm 57 now, which means I was 13 years old in 1967 when I went to my 1st concert - pretty hard to beat The Temptations in 1967, still with David Ruffin, as the best 1st concert experience you could have.

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, wow. To see The Temptations at all in concert, never mind your first concert , is hard to beat. My first concert experience outside local concerts of classical music-I live in a city which is highly musical-was actually the New Kids on the Block when I was in grade 9. Th emost exciting concert I attended was David Bowie.

      1. MickeySr profile image87
        MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        . . . 'Most Exciting Concert" is a good one too - unless you want to, I'll ask that as well (I'll wait a couple of days, if I see you've started that, I'll answer - if I don't see it, I'll ask). Bowie would be a good one for that - I saw The Who when they released "Who's Next", Clapton many times, Small Faces w/Rod Stewart, and lots of great acts . . . I even saw Santana when a hot dog stand fire cut the electric power to the stage for about 20 minutes and they went into an impromptu percussion stretch, throwing tambourines & maracas, out to the crowd and then as electricity was restored so smoothly going right back into 'Hope You're Feeling Better' to a wildly screaming crowd  - but a Savoy Brown show in '70 was pretty hard to beat. When they screamed "Do you want to rock all night?" like all bands did back then, they weren't trying to sound cool - they played for hours and wouldn't stop until their electricity was shut-off . . . great, great show.

        1. davenmidtown profile image88
          davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My first concert was seeing Tracy Chapman live in Berkeley.   It was pretty amazing but my favorite concert was seeing PINK.  My goal is to go see Adele in concert soon.

    2. Painted Seahorse profile image95
      Painted Seahorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My first concert was R.E.M. at Chastain Park (Atlanta) when I was 14. My parents took me; it was a big outdoor arena. It was an awesome show! Now I'm sad to hear they're breaking up.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bay City Rollers

      age 44 hmm:

    4. MickeySr profile image87
      MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      . . . because a few have rightly delighted at the thought of seeing the real temptations, I'll put a link (below) to an ancient photo of the event. I was close enough to get a great photo but the cheap camera and many years do not provide a great photo - but you can see David Ruffin to the left of the others.

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … mp;theater

      1. MickeySr profile image87
        MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        . . . I'm sorry - I should have said 'right' not 'left' . . . Ruffin is to the right of the others.

    5. Shinkicker profile image91
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Genesis in Scotland in 1982 on the Acacab tour, They played 'Supper's Ready' which was brilliant.

    6. dtrunce profile image61
      dtrunceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love tour at MSG in NYC.

    7. twosheds1 profile image61
      twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Crosby, Stills & Nash at Blossom Music Center in 1983.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    My first concert was George Harrison at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto in the 70s.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      OMG.
      That is all I can muster.
      OMG.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yup, everything after was compared to that.

        My second was David Cassidy smile That was great for a different reason at the time.

    2. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Sunshine625 profile image82
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    Kenny Rogers in 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island ... I enjoyed every minute of the concert!

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's where I saw my first concert, too!
      smile

      1. Sunshine625 profile image82
        Sunshine625posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        At the Nassau Coliseum? smile

        1. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes! I'm a Nassau County girl. You?
          Also saw some pretty cool shows at The Meadowlands smile.

        2. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Unless there is a Nassau BAHAMAS Colosseum that I'm not aware of...
          Or a Nassau in another state.
          We're both talking about Nassau Long Island, right?

          1. Sunshine625 profile image82
            Sunshine625posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, Mighty Mom I'm a Nassau County girl also....born and raised in Uniondale home of the NY Islanders!!! Nice to meet you:)

            1. Mighty Mom profile image91
              Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              We were less than 20 miles from each other!
              I grew up in Manhasset!!
              Home of Jim Brown.
              I probably passed by Uniondale a zillion times on my way to West End 2!!

  4. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    My first concert was Seals and Croft right when they started getting into B'hai.
    It would not have been my first choice, but I went with a bunch of girlfriends.

    "Best Concert" rightly deserves its own thread!

  5. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    I am afraid to admit that my first concert was for a little known rock/pop group who came on stage and announced they had reached number 1 in the charts for the first time !

    The Beetles at Margate Winter Gardens much too long ago.  I never actually heard them play for the girls screaming all the way through.

  6. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    My first concert was in 83, UB40, 13th October to be exact, the day after my 17th birthday. I would have loved to see The Temptations and Jimmy Ruffin, however.

  7. Sunshine625 profile image82
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    Hey MM! This is to cool! I sent you an email about Manhasset...not sure if it went through! Let me know via email...I'm signing off of HP now. It's been fun!!! smile

  8. TTC12 profile image87
    TTC12posted 5 years ago

    Heart at the Met Center in Bloomington, Mn, November 1978. It was fantastic for a first concert.

  9. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    The Scorpions in Bristol UK in 1980 - very strange as we all had to stay in our seats - it was like an organized head-bang!

  10. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 4 years ago

    This may surprise a lot of people, but, my very first concert was Marie Osmond. This was when she was doing very well on her own as a country music artist. There might have been 4,000 people there, and I think the tickets were only $8.00. This was in 1985 or 86.

    Not very long after that I went to my first Major concert which was Def Leppard and Europe. Really awesome show with over 25,000 people in attendance. But it was an outdoor concert and blistering hot. About 30 people were hauled away to the hospital for heat stroke. But it was still fun and wild.

  11. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    I was 13 lol I went to the Bay City Rollers in Toronto. They were such eye candy and those accents, wow!

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    MundaneMondaysposted 4 years ago

    My first concert ? i was 17, it was at Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z's supposedly final show ...and it was amazing

  13. msLarayne profile image66
    msLarayneposted 4 years ago

    My first concert ever was in a Brooklyn New York Summer Concert series.  My first concert to see a major artist was "The Miseducation Tour" to see Lauryn Hill!

  14. samislam profile image92
    samislamposted 4 years ago

    Matchbox Twenty and Everclear in 2000 at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR.  I was 14, just moved to America with my family, and it was totally awesome.

  15. ftclick profile image60
    ftclickposted 4 years ago

    I wish my first concert was Earth Wind & Fire. However, seeing U2 in the 80s was a delight.

  16. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    KISS in '79

  17. Thelma Alberts profile image85
    Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

    Santana Concert, a few years ago in  Germany. It was awesome.

  18. Greekgeek profile image96
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    A free performance by Dar Williams at my college for May Day Festivities in the 90s.

    But for a true concert, as in a show on a big stage, my first was Trans Siberian Orchestra a few years ago. That was highly entertaining. Beethoven's 5th should always be performed with pyrotechnics, lasers and heavy metal, IMO.

 
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