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.
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.
. . . '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.
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.
. . . 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
Genesis in Scotland in 1982 on the Acacab tour, They played 'Supper's Ready' which was brilliant.
Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love tour at MSG in NYC.
Crosby, Stills & Nash at Blossom Music Center in 1983.
My first concert was George Harrison at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto in the 70s.
Kenny Rogers in 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island ... I enjoyed every minute of the concert!
Yes! I'm a Nassau County girl. You?
Also saw some pretty cool shows at The Meadowlands .
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?
Yes, Mighty Mom I'm a Nassau County girl also....born and raised in Uniondale home of the NY Islanders!!! Nice to meet you:)
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!
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.
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.
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Heart at the Met Center in Bloomington, Mn, November 1978. It was fantastic for a first concert.
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!
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.
I was 13 I went to the Bay City Rollers in Toronto. They were such eye candy and those accents, wow!
My first concert ? i was 17, it was at Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z's supposedly final show ...and it was amazing
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!
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.
I wish my first concert was Earth Wind & Fire. However, seeing U2 in the 80s was a delight.
Santana Concert, a few years ago in Germany. It was awesome.
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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